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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Association of University Women of California

1998 Positions

Issues: Education , Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Ackerman 0%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Dion Aroner 100%
Roy Ashburn 21%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Steve Charles Baldwin 7%
James Battin 36%
Scott Baugh 7%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100%
Marilyn Brewer 21%
James Brulte 14%
John Burton 100%
Bill Campbell 14%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 86%
James Cunneen 86%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Richard Floyd 71%
Peter Frusetta 64%
Martin Gallegos 100%
Brett Granlund 36%
Sally Havice 79%
Tom Hayden 93%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 7%
Robert Hertzberg 93%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 93%
George House, Jr. 7%
Teresa Hughes 100%
K. Maurice Johannessen 29%
Ross Johnson 0%
Patrick Johnston 86%
Howard Kaloogian 7%
Betty Karnette 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
David Kelley 14%
William Knight 7%
Wally Knox 93%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Lynne Leach 36%
Ted Lempert 100%
Bill Leonard 7%
Robert Leslie 21%
John Lewis 7%
Michael Machado 57%
Bob Margett 21%
Kerry Mazzoni 93%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 64%
Carole Migden 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 21%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Richard Mountjoy 7%
Kevin Murray 100%
Jack O'Connell 100%
Keith Olberg 0%
Thomas Oller 0%
Deborah Ortiz 93%
Rod Pacheco 43%
Louis Papan 93%
Steve Peace 79%
Don Perata 79%
Richard Polanco 79%
Charles Poochigian 14%
Richard Keith Rainey 50%
George Runner, Jr. 14%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 93%
Jack Scott 93%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
Bruce Thompson 14%
Helen Thomson 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
John Vasconcellos 93%
Antonio Villaraigosa 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Carl Washington 100%
Howard Wayne 93%
Scott Wildman 93%
Cathie Wright 36%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 86%

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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