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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2004 Women's Issues Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Alarcón 100%
Patty Berg 100%
John Burton 100%
Ron Calderon 100%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Denise Ducheny 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
John Longville 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 100%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
Leland Yee 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 96%
Mervyn Dymally 96%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 96%
Sarah Reyes 96%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 96%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 96%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 95%
Martha Escutia 95%
Betty Karnette 95%
Don Perata 95%
Jack Scott 95%
Byron Sher 95%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 95%
Rudy Bermúdez 92%
Manny Diaz 92%
Dario Frommer 92%
Cindy Montañez 92%
George Nakano 92%
Joseph Nation 92%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 92%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 92%
Patricia Wiggins 92%
Deirdre Alpert 90%
Kevin Murray 90%
Nell Soto 90%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 90%
John Vasconcellos 90%
Joseph Canciamilla 88%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 88%
Debra Bowen 85%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 85%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 85%
Barbara Matthews 77%
Nicole Parra 77%
Joseph Dunn 75%
Dean Florez 75%
Abel Maldonado 73%
Lou Correa 65%
Shirley Horton 65%
Keith Stuart Richman 62%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 60%
Edward Vincent 60%
Lynn Daucher 54%
Bonnie Garcia 50%
Robert Leslie 42%
Tom Harman 38%
Guy Houston 38%
George Plescia 38%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 35%
James Battin 35%
Ross Johnson 35%
Ken Maddox 35%
Bob Margett 35%
Steve Samuelian 35%
Gregory Aghazarian 31%
Bill Maze 31%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 31%
Robert Pacheco 31%
Mark Wyland 31%
Samuel Aanestad 30%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 27%
Tony Strickland 27%
Richard Ackerman 25%
Roy Ashburn 25%
Charles Poochigian 25%
Russell Bogh 23%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 23%
Dave Cox 23%
Robert Dutton 23%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 23%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 23%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 23%
James Brulte 20%
William Phillip Morrow 20%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 19%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 19%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 19%
Richard Keene 15%
Jay La Suer 15%
Thomas Oller 15%
John Campbell III 12%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 10%
Dennis Hollingsworth 5%

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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