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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Organization for Women

2003 Positions

Issues: Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 8%
Richard Ackerman 8%
Gregory Aghazarian 22%
Richard Alarcón 96%
Deirdre Alpert 92%
Roy Ashburn 8%
Pat Bates 25%
James Battin 8%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 22%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Russell Bogh 25%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 88%
James Brulte 8%
John Burton 100%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 9%
Joseph Canciamilla 84%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 96%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 97%
Edward Chavez 94%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 25%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 72%
Dave Cox 22%
Lynn Daucher 31%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 12%
Manny Diaz 97%
Denise Ducheny 92%
Joseph Dunn 96%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Robert Dutton 25%
Mervyn Dymally 94%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 96%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 41%
Dean Florez 60%
Dario Frommer 100%
Bonnie Garcia 38%
Jackie Goldberg 97%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
Tom Harman 25%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 16%
Dennis Hollingsworth 8%
Jerome Horton 81%
Shirley Horton 41%
Guy Houston 22%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
Ross Johnson 8%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 16%
Christine Kehoe 100%
William Knight 8%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 97%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 22%
Jay La Suer 16%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Robert Leslie 9%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 97%
John Longville 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 96%
Ken Maddox 28%
Abel Maldonado 38%
Bob Margett 4%
Barbara Matthews 72%
Bill Maze 25%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 12%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 32%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 8%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 16%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 96%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 22%
George Nakano 88%
Joseph Nation 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Thomas Oller 8%
Jenny Oropeza 88%
Deborah Ortiz 92%
Robert Pacheco 22%
Nicole Parra 81%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 22%
Charles Poochigian 8%
Sarah Reyes 78%
Keith Stuart Richman 41%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
Gloria Romero 96%
Sharon Runner 25%
Simón Salinas 91%
Steve Samuelian 19%
Jack Scott 100%
Byron Sher 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
Nell Soto 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 88%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 31%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 97%
Tony Strickland 22%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
John Vasconcellos 80%
Edward Vincent 68%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 94%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 28%
Leland Yee 100%

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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