Rating Group: California National Organization for Women

2007 Positions on Women's Rights

Issues: Women
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 25
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 15
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 25
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 15
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 95
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 100
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 95
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 15
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 95
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 20
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 70
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 25
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 95
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 100
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 25
CA State Senate-21 Sharon Runner R 15
CA State Senate-22 Edward Hernandez D 100
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 95
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 25
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 100
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 10
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 20
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 95
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 25
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 25
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo N/A 95
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian N/A 100
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 20
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes N/A 100
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. N/A 100
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 30
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 100
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 100
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 15
Samuel Aanestad 20
Richard Ackerman 10
Anthony Adams 35
Gregory Aghazarian 30
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 95
Roy Ashburn 25
James Battin 15
Patty Berg 100
Sam Blakeslee 35
Anna Caballero 100
Charles Calderon 85
Ron Calderon 90
Amina Carter 90
Ellen Corbett 95
Lou Correa 80
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 20
Mike Davis 95
Hector De La Torre 100
Charles DeVore 30
Denise Ducheny 90
Robert Dutton 15
Michael Duvall 15
Mervyn Dymally 95
Bill Emmerson 30
Mike Eng 100
Noreen Evans 100
Mike Feuer 100
Dean Florez 90
Bonnie Garcia 35
Martin Garrick 30
Tom Harman 20
Mary Hayashi 100
Dennis Hollingsworth 5
Shirley Horton 40
Guy Houston 25
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 30
Christine Kehoe 100
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
Michael Machado 70
Abel Maldonado 40
Bob Margett 30
Bill Maze 25
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Pedro Nava 95
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100
Roger Niello 30
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 85
Nicole Parra 85
Don Perata 85
George Plescia 25
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
Gloria Romero 100
Ira Ruskin 100
Mary Salas 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 95
Jim Silva 20
Cameron Smyth 25
Jose Solorio 100
Nell Soto 85
Darrell Steinberg 95
Audra Strickland 10
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 25
Mike Villines 25
Edward Vincent 35
Patricia Wiggins 100
Mark Wyland 15
Leland Yee 100

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