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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2005 HIV/AIDS Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 0%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 5%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 90%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 0%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 20%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 95%
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 90%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 20%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 80%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 20%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
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%

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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