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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Association of University Women of California

2005 Positions

Issues: Education , Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 22%
Richard Ackerman 33%
Gregory Aghazarian 44%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 78%
Roy Ashburn 44%
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
James Battin 22%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 44%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Sam Blakeslee 44%
Russell Bogh 44%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 89%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 89%
Joseph Canciamilla 78%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 67%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
Edward Chavez 89%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 56%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 33%
Lynn Daucher 44%
Hector De La Torre 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 44%
Charles DeVore 44%
Denise Ducheny 89%
Joseph Dunn 100%
Robert Dutton 33%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Bill Emmerson 33%
Martha Escutia 89%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100%
Liz Figueroa 89%
Dean Florez 89%
Dario Frommer 100%
Bonnie Garcia 44%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
Tom Harman 44%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 33%
Dennis Hollingsworth 33%
Jerome Horton 100%
Guy Houston 44%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 44%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 44%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 44%
Jay La Suer 44%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Robert Leslie 33%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 89%
Abel Maldonado 44%
Bob Margett 44%
Barbara Matthews 89%
Bill Maze 44%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 44%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 11%
Carole Migden 89%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 11%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 22%
Eugene Mullin 89%
Kevin Murray 0%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 44%
Joseph Nation 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 78%
Roger Niello 44%
Fabian Núñez 89%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Nicole Parra 78%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
Don Perata 89%
George Plescia 44%
Charles Poochigian 44%
Keith Stuart Richman 56%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
Gloria Romero 89%
George Runner, Jr. 89%
Sharon Runner 44%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 89%
Nell Soto 89%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 89%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 44%
Audra Strickland 33%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 44%
Thomas Umberg 89%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
Mike Villines 44%
Edward Vincent 78%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 44%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 44%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 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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