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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Organization for Women

2004 Positions

Issues: Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
Patty Berg 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Dario Frommer 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
John Laird 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
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%
Cindy Montañez 100%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100%
Rebecca Cohn 97%
Jerome Horton 97%
Fabian Núñez 97%
Jenny Oropeza 97%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 97%
Richard Alarcón 96%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 96%
Denise Ducheny 96%
Sheila Kuehl 96%
Gloria Romero 96%
Jack Scott 96%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 93%
Mervyn Dymally 93%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 93%
Martha Escutia 92%
Kevin Murray 92%
Deborah Ortiz 92%
Don Perata 92%
Nell Soto 92%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 92%
Rudy Bermúdez 90%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 90%
Edward Chavez 90%
Nicole Parra 90%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 88%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 86%
Joseph Dunn 79%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 76%
Joseph Canciamilla 72%
Barbara Matthews 69%
Dean Florez 67%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 59%
Abel Maldonado 41%
Shirley Horton 38%
Bonnie Garcia 34%
Edward Vincent 33%
Keith Stuart Richman 31%
Lynn Daucher 28%
Samuel Aanestad 25%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 21%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 21%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 17%
Tom Harman 17%
George Plescia 17%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 17%
Gregory Aghazarian 14%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 14%
Russell Bogh 14%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 14%
Robert Dutton 14%
Guy Houston 14%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 14%
Sharon Runner 14%
Richard Ackerman 13%
Roy Ashburn 13%
James Battin 13%
Dennis Hollingsworth 13%
Bob Margett 13%
Dave Cox 10%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 10%
Robert Leslie 10%
Bill Maze 10%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 10%
William Phillip Morrow 8%
Charles Poochigian 8%
Richard Keene 7%
Jay La Suer 7%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 3%

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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