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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2005 HIV/AIDS Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Alarcón 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
Patty Berg 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Dario Frommer 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Barbara Matthews 100%
Carole Migden 100%
Cindy Montañez 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
Don Perata 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jack Scott 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
Nell Soto 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Thomas Umberg 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 95%
Rebecca Cohn 95%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 95%
Eugene Mullin 95%
Jenny Oropeza 95%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 95%
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 90%
Edward Chavez 90%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 90%
Simón Salinas 90%
Juan Arambula 80%
Denise Ducheny 80%
Jerome Horton 80%
Kevin Murray 80%
Edward Vincent 80%
Bob Margett 70%
Dean Florez 60%
Nicole Parra 50%
James Battin 40%
Abel Maldonado 40%
Keith Stuart Richman 40%
Bonnie Garcia 30%
Shirley Horton 30%
Richard Ackerman 20%
Roy Ashburn 20%
Dave Cox 20%
Lynn Daucher 20%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 20%
Robert Dutton 20%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 20%
Charles Poochigian 20%
George Runner, Jr. 20%
Audra Strickland 20%
Bill Emmerson 10%
Dennis Hollingsworth 10%
Robert Leslie 10%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 10%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 5%
Jay La Suer 5%
Van Tran 5%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Gregory Aghazarian 0%
Sam Blakeslee 0%
Russell Bogh 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
Charles DeVore 0%
Tom Harman 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Guy Houston 0%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 0%
Richard Keene 0%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
Bill Maze 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Roger Niello 0%
George Plescia 0%
Sharon Runner 0%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 0%
Mike Villines 0%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 0%

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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