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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2004 Women's Issues Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 30%
Richard Ackerman 25%
Gregory Aghazarian 31%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 90%
Roy Ashburn 25%
Pat Bates 35%
James Battin 35%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 19%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 92%
Russell Bogh 23%
James Brulte 20%
John Burton 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 88%
Edward Chavez 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
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%
Jerome Horton 88%
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%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 60%
Cindy Montañez 92%
William Phillip Morrow 20%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 31%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 90%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 23%
George Nakano 92%
Joseph Nation 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%
Tony Strickland 27%
John Vasconcellos 90%
Edward Vincent 60%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 96%
Patricia Wiggins 92%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 85%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 95%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 96%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 65%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 85%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 85%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 96%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 90%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 12%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 27%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 10%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 19%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 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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