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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Association of University Women of California

2001 Positions

Issues: Education , Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 75%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 94%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 19%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 88%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 6%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 31%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 94%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 69%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 25%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 94%
Samuel Aanestad 31%
Richard Ackerman 6%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Dion Aroner 94%
Roy Ashburn 13%
Pat Bates 31%
James Battin 19%
Russell Bogh 25%
Mike Briggs 19%
James Brulte 6%
John Burton 100%
Thomas Calderon 100%
Bill Campbell 13%
Joseph Canciamilla 94%
Dennis Cardoza 75%
Edward Chavez 100%
Rebecca Cohn 94%
Dave Cox 19%
Lynn Daucher 44%
Manny Diaz 100%
Richard Dickerson 31%
Joseph Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Martha Escutia 88%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 94%
Dean Florez 56%
Dario Frommer 94%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 31%
Sally Havice 81%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 6%
Robert Hertzberg 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 19%
Jerome Horton 75%
K. Maurice Johannessen 19%
Ross Johnson 6%
Betty Karnette 94%
Fred Keeley 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
David Kelley 50%
William Knight 6%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Jay La Suer 25%
Lynne Leach 38%
Bill Leonard 19%
Robert Leslie 19%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 50%
Ken Maddox 31%
Abel Maldonado 56%
Bob Margett 19%
Barbara Matthews 81%
Carole Migden 100%
William Phillip Morrow 6%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 19%
Kevin Murray 94%
George Nakano 88%
Joseph Nation 100%
Jack O'Connell 94%
Thomas Oller 6%
Jenny Oropeza 88%
Deborah Ortiz 94%
Robert Pacheco 31%
Rod Pacheco 38%
Louis Papan 75%
Steve Peace 63%
Don Perata 69%
Anthony Pescetti 38%
Richard Polanco 94%
Charles Poochigian 6%
Sarah Reyes 69%
Keith Stuart Richman 63%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 25%
Simón Salinas 94%
Jack Scott 94%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 75%
Nell Soto 100%
Tony Strickland 38%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
Helen Thomson 100%
John Vasconcellos 81%
Edward Vincent 100%
Carl Washington 81%
Howard Wayne 88%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Phillip Wyman 19%
Charlene Zettel 31%

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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