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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Organization for Women

2003 Positions

Issues: Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
John Burton 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Dario Frommer 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
John Longville 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Cindy Montañez 100%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
Don Perata 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Byron Sher 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 100%
Nell Soto 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
Leland Yee 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 97%
Manny Diaz 97%
Jackie Goldberg 97%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 97%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 97%
Darrell Steinberg 97%
Richard Alarcón 96%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 96%
Wesley Chesbro 96%
Joseph Dunn 96%
Liz Figueroa 96%
Michael Machado 96%
Kevin Murray 96%
Gloria Romero 96%
Ron Calderon 94%
Edward Chavez 94%
Mervyn Dymally 94%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 94%
Deirdre Alpert 92%
Denise Ducheny 92%
Deborah Ortiz 92%
Simón Salinas 91%
Debra Bowen 88%
George Nakano 88%
Jenny Oropeza 88%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 88%
Joseph Canciamilla 84%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 84%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 81%
Nicole Parra 81%
John Vasconcellos 80%
Sarah Reyes 78%
Lou Correa 72%
Barbara Matthews 72%
Edward Vincent 68%
Dean Florez 60%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 41%
Shirley Horton 41%
Keith Stuart Richman 41%
Bonnie Garcia 38%
Abel Maldonado 38%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 32%
Lynn Daucher 31%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 31%
Ken Maddox 28%
Mark Wyland 28%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 25%
Russell Bogh 25%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 25%
Robert Dutton 25%
Tom Harman 25%
Bill Maze 25%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 25%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 25%
Gregory Aghazarian 22%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 22%
Dave Cox 22%
Guy Houston 22%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 22%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 22%
Robert Pacheco 22%
George Plescia 22%
Tony Strickland 22%
Steve Samuelian 19%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 16%
Richard Keene 16%
Jay La Suer 16%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 16%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 12%
John Campbell III 9%
Robert Leslie 9%
Samuel Aanestad 8%
Richard Ackerman 8%
Roy Ashburn 8%
James Battin 8%
James Brulte 8%
Dennis Hollingsworth 8%
Ross Johnson 8%
William Knight 8%
William Phillip Morrow 8%
Thomas Oller 8%
Charles Poochigian 8%
Bob Margett 4%

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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