Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2005 HIV/AIDS Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 0%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 20%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 100%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 0%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 95%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-21 Sharon Runner R 0%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 95%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 0%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100%
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 100%
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 0%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 5%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian D 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz 90%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 0%
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 20%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 100%
CA Mayor Pro Tempore-At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 90%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton D 80%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 20%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 20%
Gregory Aghazarian 0%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 80%
Roy Ashburn 20%
James Battin 40%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 95%
Sam Blakeslee 0%
Russell Bogh 0%
Debra Bowen 100%
Ron Calderon 100%
John Campbell III 0%
Joseph Canciamilla 100%
Edward Chavez 90%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Rebecca Cohn 95%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 20%
Lynn Daucher 20%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 0%
Denise Ducheny 80%
Joseph Dunn 100%
Robert Dutton 20%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Bill Emmerson 10%
Martha Escutia 100%
Noreen Evans 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Dean Florez 60%
Dario Frommer 100%
Bonnie Garcia 30%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 10%
Shirley Horton 30%
Guy Houston 0%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 0%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 5%
Robert Leslie 10%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Abel Maldonado 40%
Bob Margett 70%
Barbara Matthews 100%
Bill Maze 0%
Carole Migden 100%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 10%
Eugene Mullin 95%
Kevin Murray 80%
Joseph Nation 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 90%
Roger Niello 0%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 95%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Nicole Parra 50%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 0%
Charles Poochigian 20%
Keith Stuart Richman 40%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Simón Salinas 90%
Jack Scott 100%
Nell Soto 100%
Audra Strickland 20%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 5%
Thomas Umberg 100%
Mike Villines 0%
Edward Vincent 80%
Mark Wyland 0%
Leland Yee 100%

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