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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2004 HIV/AIDS Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Gregory Aghazarian 0%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Roy Ashburn 6%
Pat Bates 22%
James Battin 17%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 0%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 94%
Russell Bogh 0%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 78%
James Brulte 0%
John Burton 100%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
Joseph Canciamilla 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 94%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
Edward Chavez 94%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 56%
Dave Cox 0%
Lynn Daucher 39%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
Manny Diaz 100%
Denise Ducheny 83%
Joseph Dunn 83%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Robert Dutton 11%
Mervyn Dymally 94%
Martha Escutia 94%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 94%
Dean Florez 22%
Dario Frommer 100%
Bonnie Garcia 28%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 94%
Tom Harman 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Jerome Horton 94%
Shirley Horton 39%
Guy Houston 22%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
Ross Johnson 6%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 0%
Christine Kehoe 94%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 83%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
Jay La Suer 6%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Robert Leslie 0%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 83%
John Longville 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 94%
Ken Maddox 6%
Abel Maldonado 61%
Bob Margett 22%
Barbara Matthews 56%
Bill Maze 11%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 33%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 44%
Cindy Montañez 89%
William Phillip Morrow 11%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Eugene Mullin 83%
Kevin Murray 94%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 11%
George Nakano 83%
Joseph Nation 94%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Thomas Oller 0%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 94%
Robert Pacheco 11%
Nicole Parra 44%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 89%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 11%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Sarah Reyes 78%
Keith Stuart Richman 50%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
Gloria Romero 94%
Sharon Runner 6%
Simón Salinas 100%
Steve Samuelian 11%
Jack Scott 100%
Byron Sher 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
Nell Soto 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 22%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
Tony Strickland 0%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Edward Vincent 67%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 11%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 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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