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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Organization for Women

2005 Positions

Issues: Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 35%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 35%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 45%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 90%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 45%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 95%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 80%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 50%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 95%
Samuel Aanestad 20%
Richard Ackerman 15%
Gregory Aghazarian 45%
Richard Alarcón 80%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 85%
Roy Ashburn 30%
James Battin 25%
John Benoit 35%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Sam Blakeslee 50%
Russell Bogh 40%
Debra Bowen 95%
Ron Calderon 95%
Joseph Canciamilla 90%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 95%
David Cogdill 40%
Rebecca Cohn 95%
Joe Coto 95%
Dave Cox 30%
Lynn Daucher 50%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 45%
Denise Ducheny 85%
Joe Dunn 100%
Robert Dutton 30%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Bill Emmerson 20%
Martha Escutia 80%
Noreen Evans 100%
Liz Figueroa 95%
Dean Florez 80%
Dario Frommer 100%
Bonnie Garcia 60%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Loni Hancock 100%
Tom Harman 40%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 15%
Dennis Hollingsworth 10%
Jerome Horton 95%
Shirley Horton 60%
Guy Houston 45%
Robert Huff 45%
Dave Jones 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 45%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 30%
Mark Leno 100%
Robert Leslie 40%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Carol Liu 100%
Michael Machado 75%
Abel Maldonado 55%
Bob Margett 40%
Barbara Matthews 80%
Bill Maze 30%
Carole Migden 95%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 15%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 40%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 40%
Joseph Nation 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 95%
Roger Niello 35%
Fabian Núñez 95%
Jenny Oropeza 90%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Nicole Parra 80%
Fran Pavley 100%
Don Perata 85%
George Plescia 45%
Charles Poochigian 35%
Keith Stuart Richman 60%
Gloria Romero 95%
George Runner, Jr. 35%
Sharon Runner 45%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Nell Soto 85%
Audra Strickland 40%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 45%
Thomas Umberg 100%
Mike Villines 40%
Edward Vincent 75%
Lois Wolk 95%
Mark Wyland 40%
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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