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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Organization for Women

2002 Positions

Issues: Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 96%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan 93%
CA Supervisor 3 Sheila Kuehl 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 93%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 68%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 92%
Samuel Aanestad 21%
Richard Ackerman 15%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Elaine Alquist 93%
Roy Ashburn 14%
James Battin 12%
Russell Bogh 11%
Debra Bowen 92%
Ron Calderon 86%
Joseph Canciamilla 86%
Edward Chavez 96%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
David Cogdill 14%
Rebecca Cohn 96%
Dave Cox 21%
Lynn Daucher 36%
Joe Dunn 85%
Martha Escutia 92%
Liz Figueroa 96%
Dean Florez 43%
Dario Frommer 93%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 18%
Dennis Hollingsworth 7%
Jerome Horton 79%
Betty Karnette 96%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Jay La Suer 14%
Robert Leslie 21%
Carol Liu 96%
Michael Machado 96%
Abel Maldonado 39%
Bob Margett 15%
Barbara Matthews 75%
Carole Migden 96%
William Phillip Morrow 8%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 14%
Kevin Murray 73%
Joseph Nation 93%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 96%
Fran Pavley 100%
Don Perata 81%
Charles Poochigian 12%
Keith Stuart Richman 36%
Gloria Romero 92%
George Runner, Jr. 11%
Simón Salinas 93%
Jack Scott 96%
Nell Soto 88%
Edward Vincent 0%
Mark Wyland 18%

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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