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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2005 Women's Issues Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 46%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Thomas Umberg Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Sheila Kuehl 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 46%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 93%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 62%
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100%
Samuel Aanestad 13%
Richard Ackerman 7%
Gregory Aghazarian 46%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 96%
Roy Ashburn 33%
James Battin 47%
John Benoit 38%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Sam Blakeslee 62%
Russell Bogh 46%
Debra Bowen 100%
Ron Calderon 88%
John Campbell III 17%
Joseph Canciamilla 92%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 97%
David Cogdill 42%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 33%
Lynn Daucher 62%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Jeff Denham 63%
Charles DeVore 31%
Denise Ducheny 90%
Joe Dunn 97%
Robert Dutton 50%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Bill Emmerson 46%
Martha Escutia 87%
Noreen Evans 100%
Liz Figueroa 97%
Dean Florez 87%
Dario Frommer 96%
Bonnie Garcia 62%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Loni Hancock 100%
Tom Harman 50%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 4%
Dennis Hollingsworth 13%
Jerome Horton 100%
Shirley Horton 73%
Guy Houston 42%
Robert Huff 38%
Dave Jones 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 46%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 12%
Mark Leno 100%
Robert Leslie 38%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 96%
Carol Liu 92%
Michael Machado 90%
Abel Maldonado 73%
Bob Margett 60%
Barbara Matthews 92%
Bill Maze 15%
Carole Migden 97%
Cindy Montañez 96%
William Phillip Morrow 40%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 31%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 83%
Joseph Nation 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Roger Niello 38%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 88%
Deborah Ortiz 97%
Nicole Parra 92%
Fran Pavley 100%
Don Perata 97%
George Plescia 46%
Charles Poochigian 40%
Keith Stuart Richman 65%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 40%
Sharon Runner 46%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Nell Soto 93%
Audra Strickland 38%
Tom Torlakson 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 46%
Mike Villines 35%
Edward Vincent 100%
Mimi Walters 31%
Lois Wolk 100%
Mark Wyland 38%
Leland Yee 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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