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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2007 Women's Issues Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
Patty Berg 100
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
Anna Caballero 100
Charles Calderon 100
Ron Calderon 100
Amina Carter 100
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 100
Ellen Corbett 100
Joe Coto 100
Mike Davis 100
Hector De La Torre 100
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
Mervyn Dymally 100
Mike Eng 100
Mike Feuer 100
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes No Party Affiliation 100
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
Mary Hayashi 100
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Betty Karnette 100
Christine Kehoe 100
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian No Party Affiliation 100
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 100
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Pedro Nava 100
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 100
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 100
Nicole Parra 100
Don Perata 100
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. No Party Affiliation 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100
Gloria Romero 100
Ira Ruskin 100
Mary Salas 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 100
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100
Jose Solorio 100
Darrell Steinberg 100
Sandré Swanson 100
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Patricia Wiggins 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
Leland Yee 100
Noreen Evans 93
Lloyd Levine 93
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 93
Denise Ducheny 90
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 86
Sally Lieber 86
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 86
Lou Correa 80
Dean Florez 80
Michael Machado 80
Nell Soto 71
Edward Vincent 70
James Battin 60
Bonnie Garcia 50
Sam Blakeslee 43
Abel Maldonado 40
Bob Margett 40
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 40
Audra Strickland 36
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 29
Bill Emmerson 29
Martin Garrick 29
Shirley Horton 29
Bill Maze 29
Jim Silva 29
Charles DeVore 21
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 21
George Plescia 21
Cameron Smyth 21
Samuel Aanestad 20
Richard Ackerman 20
Roy Ashburn 20
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 20
Dave Cox 20
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 20
Robert Dutton 20
Tom Harman 20
Dennis Hollingsworth 20
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 20
Mark Wyland 20
Anthony Adams 14
Gregory Aghazarian 14
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 14
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 14
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 14
Michael Duvall 14
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 14
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 14
Guy Houston 14
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 14
Richard Keene 14
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 14
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 14
Roger Niello 14
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 14
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 14
Van Tran 14
Mike Villines 14
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 14

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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