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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2005 Women's Issues Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Alarcón 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
Edward Chavez 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
Jerome Horton 100%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Lloyd Levine 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Thomas Umberg 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 97%
Joseph Dunn 97%
Liz Figueroa 97%
Carole Migden 97%
Deborah Ortiz 97%
Don Perata 97%
Juan Arambula 96%
Dario Frommer 96%
Sally Lieber 96%
Cindy Montañez 96%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 93%
Nell Soto 93%
Joseph Canciamilla 92%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 92%
Barbara Matthews 92%
Nicole Parra 92%
Denise Ducheny 90%
Michael Machado 90%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 90%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 88%
Jenny Oropeza 88%
Martha Escutia 87%
Dean Florez 87%
Kevin Murray 83%
Shirley Horton 73%
Abel Maldonado 73%
Keith Stuart Richman 65%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 63%
Sam Blakeslee 62%
Lynn Daucher 62%
Bonnie Garcia 62%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 62%
Bob Margett 60%
Robert Dutton 50%
Tom Harman 50%
James Battin 47%
Gregory Aghazarian 46%
Russell Bogh 46%
Bill Emmerson 46%
Richard Keene 46%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 46%
George Plescia 46%
Sharon Runner 46%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 46%
Van Tran 46%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 42%
Guy Houston 42%
William Phillip Morrow 40%
Charles Poochigian 40%
George Runner, Jr. 40%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 38%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 38%
Robert Leslie 38%
Roger Niello 38%
Audra Strickland 38%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 38%
Mike Villines 35%
Roy Ashburn 33%
Dave Cox 33%
Charles DeVore 31%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 31%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 31%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 17%
Bill Maze 15%
Samuel Aanestad 13%
Dennis Hollingsworth 13%
Jay La Suer 12%
Richard Ackerman 7%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 4%

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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