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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: San Francisco AIDS Foundation

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 75%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 75%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 25%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 0%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 75%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 75%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 75%
Samuel Aanestad 25%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Richard Alarcón 75%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Pat Bates 0%
James Battin 25%
Russell Bogh 0%
James Brulte 0%
John Burton 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 100%
Edward Chavez 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
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%
Jerome Horton 100%
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%
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%
George Runner, Jr. 0%
Jack Scott 100%
Byron Sher 75%
Nell Soto 50%
Tony Strickland 0%
John Vasconcellos 75%
Edward Vincent 25%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 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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