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

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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