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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Organization for Women

1998 Positions on Women's Rights

Issues: Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Ackerman 20
Deirdre Alpert 102
Elaine Alquist 100
Dion Aroner 94
Roy Ashburn 36
Joe Baca, Sr. 96
Steve Charles Baldwin 20
James Battin 36
Scott Baugh 20
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100
Marilyn Brewer 36
James Brulte 44
John Burton 96
Bill Campbell 28
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 92
Dennis Cardoza 100
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 88
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 84
James Cunneen 80
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 102
Denise Ducheny 100
Martha Escutia 100
Liz Figueroa 100
Richard Floyd 76
Peter Frusetta 72
Martin Gallegos 100
Brett Granlund 36
Sally Havice 88
Tom Hayden 92
Ray Haynes, Jr. 36
Robert Hertzberg 102
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 102
George House, Jr. 20
Teresa Hughes 100
K. Maurice Johannessen 40
Ross Johnson 32
Patrick Johnston 100
Howard Kaloogian 24
Betty Karnette 100
Fred Keeley 100
David Kelley 44
William Knight 40
Wally Knox 102
Sheila Kuehl 106
Lynne Leach 48
Ted Lempert 96
Bill Leonard 32
Robert Leslie 40
John Lewis 16
Michael Machado 60
Bob Margett 28
Kerry Mazzoni 100
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 20
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 64
Carole Migden 88
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 52
William Phillip Morrow 20
Richard Mountjoy 32
Kevin Murray 102
Jack O'Connell 100
Keith Olberg 24
Thomas Oller 16
Deborah Ortiz 100
Rod Pacheco 48
Louis Papan 88
Steve Peace 82
Don Perata 76
Richard Polanco 82
Charles Poochigian 28
Richard Keith Rainey 64
George Runner, Jr. 36
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100
Jack Scott 100
Kevin Shelley 100
Byron Sher 92
Hilda Solis 102
Virginia Strom-Martin 100
Bruce Thompson 36
Helen Thomson 100
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100
John Vasconcellos 90
Antonio Villaraigosa 100
Edward Vincent 100
Carl Washington 88
Howard Wayne 98
Scott Wildman 98
Cathie Wright 54
Roderick Wright 84

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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