Rating Group: California National Organization for Women

2006 Positions on Women's Rights

Issues: Women
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 10
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 10
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 30
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 95
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 10
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 95
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 100
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 90
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 100
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 95
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 100
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100
CA State Senate-8 Leland Yee D 100
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 100
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 10
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 95
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 5
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 10
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 90
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 100
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 100
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 20
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 10
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 95
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 75
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz D 95
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 10
CA Council Member-At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 15
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 100
Samuel Aanestad 10
Richard Ackerman 10
Gregory Aghazarian 15
Richard Alarcón 90
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 95
Roy Ashburn 20
James Battin 15
Patty Berg 95
Rudy Bermúdez 95
Sam Blakeslee 15
Russell Bogh 15
Joseph Canciamilla 95
Edward Chavez 100
Rebecca Cohn 100
Joe Coto 95
Dave Cox 15
Lynn Daucher 30
Hector De La Torre 95
Charles DeVore 10
Denise Ducheny 100
Joseph Dunn 100
Robert Dutton 15
Mervyn Dymally 95
Bill Emmerson 20
Martha Escutia 90
Liz Figueroa 95
Dean Florez 90
Dario Frommer 100
Bonnie Garcia 25
Jackie Goldberg 100
Tom Harman 20
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0
Dennis Hollingsworth 15
Jerome Horton 100
Shirley Horton 35
Guy Houston 10
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 10
Christine Kehoe 100
Johan Klehs 95
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
Jay La Suer 5
Robert Leslie 10
Lloyd Levine 95
Sally Lieber 100
Michael Machado 85
Abel Maldonado 35
Bob Margett 15
Barbara Matthews 80
Bill Maze 10
Carole Migden 80
Cindy Montañez 100
William Phillip Morrow 0
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 10
Eugene Mullin 100
Kevin Murray 95
Joseph Nation 90
Pedro Nava 95
Roger Niello 10
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 100
Deborah Ortiz 80
Nicole Parra 90
Don Perata 80
George Plescia 10
Charles Poochigian 20
Keith Stuart Richman 30
Gloria Romero 100
George Runner, Jr. 15
Sharon Runner 10
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Simón Salinas 100
Jack Scott 95
Nell Soto 100
Audra Strickland 10
Alberto Torrico 95
Van Tran 20
Thomas Umberg 95
Mike Villines 10
Edward Vincent 100

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