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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2006 HIV/AIDS Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 33
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 17
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan No Party Affiliation 100
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 0
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 88
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 100
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 33
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100
Samuel Aanestad 0
Richard Ackerman 0
Gregory Aghazarian 33
Richard Alarcón 100
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 100
Roy Ashburn 0
James Battin 25
John Benoit 0
Patty Berg 100
Rudy Bermúdez 100
Sam Blakeslee 0
Russell Bogh 0
Debra Bowen 100
Ron Calderon 100
Joseph Canciamilla 100
Edward Chavez 100
Wesley Chesbro 100
David Cogdill 0
Rebecca Cohn 100
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 0
Lynn Daucher 0
Hector De La Torre 100
Charles DeVore 33
Denise Ducheny 88
Joe Dunn 100
Robert Dutton 0
Mervyn Dymally 100
Bill Emmerson 17
Martha Escutia 100
Noreen Evans 100
Liz Figueroa 100
Dean Florez 38
Dario Frommer 100
Bonnie Garcia 33
Jackie Goldberg 100
Loni Hancock 100
Tom Harman 0
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0
Dennis Hollingsworth 0
Jerome Horton 67
Shirley Horton 0
Guy Houston 33
Robert Huff 0
Dave Jones 100
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 17
Christine Kehoe 100
Johan Klehs 100
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
Jay La Suer 0
Mark Leno 100
Robert Leslie 0
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
Carol Liu 100
Michael Machado 100
Abel Maldonado 0
Bob Margett 0
Barbara Matthews 100
Bill Maze 0
Carole Migden 100
Cindy Montañez 100
William Phillip Morrow 13
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0
Eugene Mullin 100
Kevin Murray 100
Joseph Nation 100
Pedro Nava 100
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100
Roger Niello 33
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 100
Deborah Ortiz 88
Nicole Parra 67
Fran Pavley 100
Don Perata 100
George Plescia 0
Charles Poochigian 0
Keith Stuart Richman 33
Gloria Romero 88
George Runner, Jr. 0
Sharon Runner 0
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Simón Salinas 100
Jack Scott 100
Nell Soto 100
Audra Strickland 33
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 0
Thomas Umberg 83
Mike Villines 0
Edward Vincent 100
Lois Wolk 100
Mark Wyland 33
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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