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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Organization for Women

2006 Positions on Women's Rights

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