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

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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