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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2006 Women's Issues Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Elaine Alquist 100
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100
Edward Chavez 100
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100
Joe Coto 100
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100
Dario Frommer 100
Jerome Horton 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Betty Karnette 100
Christine Kehoe 100
Johan Klehs 100
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
Lloyd Levine 100
Cindy Montañez 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Joseph Nation 100
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100
Jenny Oropeza 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100
Simón Salinas 100
Jack Scott 100
Nell Soto 100
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 98
Patty Berg 98
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 98
Rebecca Cohn 98
Hector De La Torre 98
Mervyn Dymally 98
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 98
Sally Lieber 98
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 98
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 98
Pedro Nava 98
Nicole Parra 98
Ira Ruskin 98
Alberto Torrico 98
Thomas Umberg 98
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 98
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 97
Denise Ducheny 97
Liz Figueroa 97
Dean Florez 97
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 97
Michael Machado 97
Gloria Romero 97
Edward Vincent 97
Rudy Bermúdez 96
Joseph Canciamilla 96
Jackie Goldberg 96
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 96
Fabian Núñez 96
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 96
Lori Saldaña 96
Juan Arambula 94
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 94
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 93
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 93
Barbara Matthews 92
Richard Alarcón 90
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 90
Joseph Dunn 90
Kevin Murray 90
Deborah Ortiz 90
Don Perata 90
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 87
Martha Escutia 87
Carole Migden 87
Bonnie Garcia 71
Keith Stuart Richman 71
Shirley Horton 67
Lynn Daucher 65
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 65
Abel Maldonado 63
Van Tran 62
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 62
Sam Blakeslee 60
Russell Bogh 60
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 60
Bill Emmerson 60
George Plescia 60
Bob Margett 57
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 56
Sharon Runner 54
Mike Villines 54
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 52
Guy Houston 52
Roger Niello 52
Richard Ackerman 50
Gregory Aghazarian 50
Roy Ashburn 50
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 50
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 50
Charles Poochigian 50
Richard Keene 48
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 48
Dave Cox 47
Robert Dutton 47
George Runner, Jr. 47
Charles DeVore 46
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 46
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 46
Robert Leslie 46
Audra Strickland 46
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 44
Samuel Aanestad 43
James Battin 43
Dennis Hollingsworth 43
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 43
Bill Maze 42
Jay La Suer 40
Raymond Haynes, Jr. 37
Tom Harman 35
William Phillip Morrow 30

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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