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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Organization for Women

2002 Positions

Issues: Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 21%
Richard Ackerman 15%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Elaine Alquist 93%
Roy Ashburn 14%
James Battin 12%
Russell Bogh 11%
Joseph Canciamilla 86%
Edward Chavez 96%
Rebecca Cohn 96%
Dave Cox 21%
Lynn Daucher 36%
Joseph Dunn 85%
Martha Escutia 92%
Liz Figueroa 96%
Dean Florez 43%
Dario Frommer 93%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 18%
Dennis Hollingsworth 7%
Jerome Horton 79%
Betty Karnette 96%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Jay La Suer 14%
Robert Leslie 21%
Michael Machado 96%
Abel Maldonado 39%
Bob Margett 15%
Barbara Matthews 75%
Carole Migden 96%
William Phillip Morrow 8%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 14%
Kevin Murray 73%
Joseph Nation 93%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 96%
Don Perata 81%
Charles Poochigian 12%
Keith Stuart Richman 36%
Gloria Romero 92%
George Runner, Jr. 11%
Simón Salinas 93%
Jack Scott 96%
Nell Soto 88%
Edward Vincent 0%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 86%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 68%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 93%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 96%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 86%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 96%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 12%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 18%

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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