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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Organization for Women

2002 Positions

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

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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