Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2004 Women's Issues Score

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 23%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 10%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 30%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 90%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 27%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 92%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-19 Hannah-Beth Jackson D 100%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 85%
CA State Senate-36 Pat Bates R 35%
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 96%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 96%
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 19%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 19%
CA Supervisor-5 Bruce McPherson 60%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo N/A 95%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz N/A 85%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 23%
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 23%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 95%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton D 88%
Samuel Aanestad 30%
Richard Ackerman 25%
Gregory Aghazarian 31%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 90%
Roy Ashburn 25%
James Battin 35%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 92%
Russell Bogh 23%
Debra Bowen 85%
James Brulte 20%
John Burton 100%
Ron Calderon 100%
John Campbell III 12%
Joseph Canciamilla 88%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 65%
Dave Cox 23%
Lynn Daucher 54%
Manny Diaz 92%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Joseph Dunn 75%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Robert Dutton 23%
Mervyn Dymally 96%
Martha Escutia 95%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 96%
Dean Florez 75%
Dario Frommer 92%
Bonnie Garcia 50%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 38%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 19%
Dennis Hollingsworth 5%
Shirley Horton 65%
Guy Houston 38%
Ross Johnson 35%
Betty Karnette 95%
Richard Keene 15%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 15%
Robert Leslie 42%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Ken Maddox 35%
Abel Maldonado 73%
Bob Margett 35%
Barbara Matthews 77%
Bill Maze 31%
Cindy Montañez 92%
William Phillip Morrow 20%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 31%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 90%
George Nakano 92%
Joseph Nation 92%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 92%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Thomas Oller 15%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 31%
Nicole Parra 77%
Don Perata 95%
George Plescia 38%
Charles Poochigian 25%
Sarah Reyes 96%
Keith Stuart Richman 62%
Gloria Romero 100%
Sharon Runner 23%
Simón Salinas 100%
Steve Samuelian 35%
Jack Scott 95%
Byron Sher 95%
Nell Soto 90%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 27%
John Vasconcellos 90%
Edward Vincent 60%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 96%
Patricia Wiggins 92%
Mark Wyland 31%
Leland Yee 100%

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