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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Organization for Women

2001 Positions on Women's Rights

Issues: Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 104
Sheila Kuehl 104
Gloria Romero 103
Herb Wesson, Jr. 103
Jackie Goldberg 101
Betty Karnette 101
Carole Migden 101
Virginia Strom-Martin 101
Elaine Alquist 100
John Burton 100
Edward Chavez 100
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100
Manny Diaz 100
Liz Figueroa 100
Fred Keeley 100
Christine Kehoe 100
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100
John Longville 100
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
Joseph Nation 100
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100
Jack Scott 100
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100
Patricia Wiggins 100
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 99
Richard Alarcón 97
Dion Aroner 97
Joseph Canciamilla 97
John Anthony Dutra 97
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 97
Simón Salinas 97
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 97
Nell Soto 97
Helen Thomson 97
Deirdre Alpert 96
Roderick Wright 96
Thomas Calderon 94
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 94
Joseph Dunn 94
Robert Hertzberg 94
Jenny Oropeza 94
Kevin Shelley 94
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 93
Kevin Murray 93
Deborah Ortiz 93
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 92
Rebecca Cohn 92
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 92
Dario Frommer 92
Louis Papan 92
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 91
Byron Sher 91
Edward Vincent 91
Howard Wayne 88
Jerome Horton 86
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 86
Sally Havice 83
George Nakano 83
Jack O'Connell 83
Barbara Matthews 81
John Vasconcellos 80
Sarah Reyes 78
Martha Escutia 77
Richard Polanco 77
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 76
Dennis Cardoza 75
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 75
Abel Maldonado 75
Carl Washington 75
Don Perata 74
Michael Machado 71
Keith Stuart Richman 69
Dean Florez 67
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 63
David Kelley 58
Lynne Leach 58
Russell Bogh 57
Steve Peace 57
Pat Bates 56
Lynn Daucher 56
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 54
Anthony Pescetti 53
Ken Maddox 50
Robert Pacheco 50
Rod Pacheco 50
Tony Strickland 50
Charlene Zettel 50
Richard Dickerson 47
Tom Harman 47
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 44
Samuel Aanestad 42
Dave Cox 42
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 42
Robert Leslie 39
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 39
George Runner, Jr. 39
Bob Margett 37
Mike Briggs 36
Bill Campbell 36
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 36
Dennis Hollingsworth 36
Jay La Suer 36
K. Maurice Johannessen 34
Bill Leonard 33
Phillip Wyman 31
James Battin 29
Roy Ashburn 28
James Brulte 26
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 26
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 26
William Phillip Morrow 26
Thomas Oller 26
Ray Haynes, Jr. 23
Ross Johnson 23
William Knight 20
Charles Poochigian 20
Richard Ackerman 14

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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