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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2005 Women's Issues Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 13%
Richard Ackerman 7%
Gregory Aghazarian 46%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 96%
Roy Ashburn 33%
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
James Battin 47%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 38%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Sam Blakeslee 62%
Russell Bogh 46%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 17%
Joseph Canciamilla 92%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 93%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
Edward Chavez 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 42%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 33%
Lynn Daucher 62%
Hector De La Torre 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 63%
Charles DeVore 31%
Denise Ducheny 90%
Joseph Dunn 97%
Robert Dutton 50%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Bill Emmerson 46%
Martha Escutia 87%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100%
Liz Figueroa 97%
Dean Florez 87%
Dario Frommer 96%
Bonnie Garcia 62%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
Tom Harman 50%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 4%
Dennis Hollingsworth 13%
Jerome Horton 100%
Shirley Horton 73%
Guy Houston 42%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 38%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 46%
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 38%
Jay La Suer 12%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Robert Leslie 38%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 96%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 90%
Abel Maldonado 73%
Bob Margett 60%
Barbara Matthews 92%
Bill Maze 15%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 46%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 23%
Carole Migden 97%
Cindy Montañez 96%
William Phillip Morrow 40%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 31%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 83%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 62%
Joseph Nation 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
Roger Niello 38%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 88%
Deborah Ortiz 97%
Nicole Parra 92%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
Don Perata 97%
George Plescia 46%
Charles Poochigian 40%
Keith Stuart Richman 65%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 40%
Sharon Runner 46%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
Nell Soto 93%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 90%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 46%
Audra Strickland 38%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 46%
Thomas Umberg 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
Mike Villines 35%
Edward Vincent 100%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 31%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 38%
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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