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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Organization for Women

2007 Positions on Women's Rights

Issues: Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 95
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 20
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 20
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 25
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 95
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 25
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 25
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 15
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 70
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 20
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 95
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 95
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 25
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 95
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 100
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 95
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 15
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
CA State Senate 14 Tom Berryhill Republican 25
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 25
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 100
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 95
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 100
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 25
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 90
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 80
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 10
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 95
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 15
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 15
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 95
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 30
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100
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
Amina Carter 90
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
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
Fiona Ma 100
Michael Machado 70
Abel Maldonado 40
Bob Margett 30
Bill Maze 25
Tony Mendoza 100
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Pedro Nava 95
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
George Runner, Jr. 15
Sharon Runner 15
Ira Ruskin 100
Mary Salas 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 95
Jim Silva 20
Cameron Smyth 25
Jose Solorio 100
Nell Soto 85
Audra Strickland 10
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 25
Mike Villines 25
Edward Vincent 35
Patricia Wiggins 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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