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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Organization for Women

1999 Positions on Women's Rights

Issues: Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Supervisor 3 Sheila Kuehl 105
Elaine Alquist 102
Dion Aroner 102
John Burton 102
CA State Senate 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 102
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 102
Carole Migden 102
Kevin Murray 102
Richard Polanco 102
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 102
Richard Alarcón 100
Thomas Calderon 100
Joe Dunn 100
Liz Figueroa 100
Betty Karnette 100
Fred Keeley 100
John Longville 100
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
Gloria Romero 100
Kevin Shelley 100
Helen Thomson 100
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100
Virginia Strom-Martin 98
Deirdre Alpert 96
Debra Bowen 96
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 96
Ellen Corbett 96
Don Perata 96
Jack Scott 96
Byron Sher 96
Patricia Wiggins 96
Martha Escutia 93
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 93
Deborah Ortiz 93
Wesley Chesbro 91
Jack O'Connell 91
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 89
John Anthony Dutra 89
George Nakano 89
CA Council Member 10 Herb Wesson, Jr. 89
John Vasconcellos 87
Howard Wayne 86
Roderick Wright 86
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 83
Edward Vincent 78
Carl Washington 78
Michael Machado 75
Dennis Cardoza 71
Louis Papan 71
Nell Soto 71
Sarah Reyes 68
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 61
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 61
Steve Peace 61
Sally Havice 57
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 52
Dean Florez 43
Anthony Pescetti 39
Abel Maldonado 28
Charlene Zettel 28
K. Maurice Johannessen 26
James Battin 21
Richard Dickerson 21
Lynne Leach 21
Rod Pacheco 21
Dave Cox 18
Ken Maddox 18
Bob Margett 18
Robert Pacheco 18
James Brulte 17
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 14
Bill Campbell 14
Tony Strickland 14
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 13
Charles Poochigian 13
Samuel Aanestad 11
Roy Ashburn 11
Bill Leonard 11
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 11
Thomas Oller 11
George Runner, Jr. 11
Ray Haynes, Jr. 9
Ross Johnson 9
William Knight 9
Richard Ackerman 7
Mike Briggs 7
William Phillip Morrow 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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