Rating Group: California National Organization for Women

2004 Positions

Issues: Women
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 10%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 21%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 17%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 88%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 14%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 93%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-21 Sharon Runner R 14%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 76%
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 97%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan N/A 93%
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer 17%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 14%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian N/A 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 88%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz 59%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 14%
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 21%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 92%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton D 97%
Samuel Aanestad 25%
Richard Ackerman 13%
Gregory Aghazarian 14%
Richard Alarcón 96%
Roy Ashburn 13%
James Battin 13%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 90%
Russell Bogh 14%
Debra Bowen 88%
Ron Calderon 90%
Joseph Canciamilla 72%
Edward Chavez 90%
Wesley Chesbro 96%
Rebecca Cohn 97%
Dave Cox 10%
Lynn Daucher 28%
Denise Ducheny 96%
Joseph Dunn 79%
Robert Dutton 14%
Mervyn Dymally 93%
Martha Escutia 92%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Dean Florez 67%
Dario Frommer 100%
Bonnie Garcia 34%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 17%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 3%
Dennis Hollingsworth 13%
Shirley Horton 38%
Guy Houston 14%
Richard Keene 7%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Sheila Kuehl 96%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 7%
Robert Leslie 10%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Abel Maldonado 41%
Bob Margett 13%
Barbara Matthews 69%
Bill Maze 10%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 8%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 10%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 92%
Joseph Nation 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 86%
Fabian Núñez 97%
Jenny Oropeza 97%
Deborah Ortiz 92%
Nicole Parra 90%
Don Perata 92%
George Plescia 17%
Charles Poochigian 8%
Keith Stuart Richman 31%
Gloria Romero 96%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 96%
Nell Soto 92%
Edward Vincent 33%
Mark Wyland 21%
Leland Yee 100%

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