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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Organization for Women

1998 Positions on Women's Rights

Issues: Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
Sheila Kuehl 106
Deirdre Alpert 102
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 102
CA State Senate 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 102
Mike Honda 102
Wally Knox 102
Kevin Murray 102
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 102
Elaine Alquist 100
Debra Bowen 100
Dennis Cardoza 100
Denise Ducheny 100
Martha Escutia 100
Liz Figueroa 100
Martin Gallegos 100
Teresa Hughes 100
Patrick Johnston 100
Betty Karnette 100
Fred Keeley 100
Kerry Mazzoni 100
Jack O'Connell 100
Deborah Ortiz 100
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100
Jack Scott 100
Kevin Shelley 100
Virginia Strom-Martin 100
Helen Thomson 100
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100
Antonio Villaraigosa 100
Edward Vincent 100
Howard Wayne 98
Scott Wildman 98
Joe Baca, Sr. 96
John Burton 96
Ted Lempert 96
Dion Aroner 94
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 92
Tom Hayden 92
Byron Sher 92
John Vasconcellos 90
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 88
Sally Havice 88
Carole Migden 88
Louis Papan 88
Carl Washington 88
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 84
Roderick Wright 84
Steve Peace 82
Richard Polanco 82
James Cunneen 80
Richard Floyd 76
Don Perata 76
Peter Frusetta 72
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 64
Richard Keith Rainey 64
Michael Machado 60
Cathie Wright 54
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 52
Lynne Leach 48
Rod Pacheco 48
James Brulte 44
David Kelley 44
K. Maurice Johannessen 40
William Knight 40
Robert Leslie 40
Roy Ashburn 36
James Battin 36
Marilyn Brewer 36
Brett Granlund 36
Ray Haynes, Jr. 36
George Runner, Jr. 36
Bruce Thompson 36
Ross Johnson 32
Bill Leonard 32
Richard Mountjoy 32
Bill Campbell 28
Bob Margett 28
Charles Poochigian 28
Howard Kaloogian 24
Keith Olberg 24
Richard Ackerman 20
Steve Charles Baldwin 20
Scott Baugh 20
George House, Jr. 20
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 20
William Phillip Morrow 20
John Lewis 16
Thomas Oller 16

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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