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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Organization for Women

2004 Positions

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