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

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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