Rating Group: San Francisco AIDS Foundation

2002 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 25%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 75%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 100%
CA State Senate-19 Hannah-Beth Jackson D 100%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100%
CA State Senate-36 Pat Bates R 0%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 100%
CA Supervisor-5 Bruce McPherson 75%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo N/A 75%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz N/A 100%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 0%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 75%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton D 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 0%
Samuel Aanestad 25%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Richard Alarcón 75%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Roy Ashburn 0%
James Battin 25%
Russell Bogh 0%
Debra Bowen 100%
James Brulte 0%
John Burton 100%
Ron Calderon 100%
John Campbell III 0%
Joseph Canciamilla 100%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 75%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Ellen Corbett 75%
Lou Correa 25%
Dave Cox 0%
Lynn Daucher 25%
Manny Diaz 100%
Joseph Dunn 75%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dean Florez 25%
Dario Frommer 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Ross Johnson 0%
Betty Karnette 75%
Christine Kehoe 100%
William Knight 0%
Sheila Kuehl 75%
Jay La Suer 0%
Robert Leslie 0%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 50%
Ken Maddox 0%
Abel Maldonado 25%
Bob Margett 0%
Barbara Matthews 25%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Kevin Murray 75%
George Nakano 25%
Joseph Nation 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 75%
Thomas Oller 0%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 75%
Robert Pacheco 50%
Don Perata 100%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Sarah Reyes 75%
Keith Stuart Richman 75%
Gloria Romero 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Byron Sher 75%
Nell Soto 50%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 0%
John Vasconcellos 75%
Edward Vincent 25%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Mark Wyland 0%

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