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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2006 HIV/AIDS Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Alarcón 100
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 100
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
Patty Berg 100
Rudy Bermúdez 100
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 100
Joseph Canciamilla 100
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100
Edward Chavez 100
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100
Rebecca Cohn 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
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 100
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
Michael Machado 100
Barbara Matthews 100
Carole Migden 100
Cindy Montañez 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Kevin Murray 100
Joseph Nation 100
Pedro Nava 100
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 100
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100
Don Perata 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Simón Salinas 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
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100
Edward Vincent 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 88
Denise Ducheny 88
Deborah Ortiz 88
Gloria Romero 88
Thomas Umberg 83
Jerome Horton 67
Nicole Parra 67
Dean Florez 38
Gregory Aghazarian 33
Charles DeVore 33
Bonnie Garcia 33
Guy Houston 33
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 33
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 33
Roger Niello 33
Keith Stuart Richman 33
Audra Strickland 33
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 33
James Battin 25
Bill Emmerson 17
Richard Keene 17
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 17
William Phillip Morrow 13
Samuel Aanestad 0
Richard Ackerman 0
Roy Ashburn 0
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 0
Sam Blakeslee 0
Russell Bogh 0
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0
Dave Cox 0
Lynn Daucher 0
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0
Robert Dutton 0
Tom Harman 0
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0
Dennis Hollingsworth 0
Shirley Horton 0
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 0
Jay La Suer 0
Robert Leslie 0
Abel Maldonado 0
Bob Margett 0
Bill Maze 0
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0
George Plescia 0
Charles Poochigian 0
George Runner, Jr. 0
Sharon Runner 0
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 0
Van Tran 0
Mike Villines 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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