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Thomas 'Tom' Harman

Thomas 'Tom' Harman's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Thomas 'Tom' Harman

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2012 American Conservative Union (California State Legislature) - Positions 79%
2012 American Conservative Union (California State Legislature) - Positions 79%
2012 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 93%
2012 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 63%
2011 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 100%
2011 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 88%
2010 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 100%
2010 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 80
2009 Applied Research Center - Housing and Economics Score 25%
2009 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 79.2
2008 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 100%
2008 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 83.4
2007 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions on Tax and Fiscal Policy 94
2007 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 97.9
2006 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions on Tax and Fiscal Policy 100
2006 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions on Tax Reduction 82.3
2005 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 100%
2005 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 96
2004 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 100%
2004 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 95
2003 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 100%
2003 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 91
2002 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 90%
2001-2002 National Tax-Limitation Committee - Positions 86%

Business and Consumers

2012 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 78%
2012 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 75%
2012 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 92%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 14%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Issues 0%
2011 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2011 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 91%
2011 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 22%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 16%
2010 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2010 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 100%
2010 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 10%
2009 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 85%
2009 California National Federation of Independent Business - State Senate Score 100%
2009 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 17%
2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 15%
2008 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 100%
2008 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 91
2008 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 13%
2007-2008 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2007 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 100
2007 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 100
2007 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 8
2007 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 0%
2006 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 92%
2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 40
2006 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 100
2006 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 25
2006 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Advocacy 33
2005-2010 Consumer Federation of California - Cumulative Score 14%
2005-2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 15%
2005-2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 92%
2005 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 91%
2005 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 12%
2004 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 93%
2004 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 27%
2003-2004 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2003 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 94%
2003 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 36%
2002 Alliance for Better Business - Positions 6%
2002 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 94%
2002 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 42%
2002 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 7%
2002 Silicon Valley Leadership Group - Positions 77%
2001-2002 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2001 Alliance for Better Business - Positions 0%
2001 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2011 California Communities United Institute - Positions 42
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Overall Score 65%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Civil Liberties Score 63%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Economic Liberties Score 67%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Overall Score 46%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Minority Issues Score 30%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score 38%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on AIDS Policy 33%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 56%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Women's Issues Score 46%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Civil Rights 50%
2009 Applied Research Center - Overall Score 22%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Education Equity 67%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Criminal Justice 33%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Housing and Economics Score 25%
2009 Applied Research Center - Health Equity Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Leadership Score 0%
2008 Equality California - Positions 0%
2007 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 12
2007 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 8
2007 California Communities United Institute - Positions 15
2007 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 24
2007 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 10
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 12
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 20
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 19
2006 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 21
2006 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 15%
2006 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Underrepresented Group Issues 18
2006 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 5
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 17
2006 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 0
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 35
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 33
2005-2006 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 0
2005 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 25
2005 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 25%
2005 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 17%
2005 Equality California - Positions 7%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 0%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 22%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 50%
2004 Applied Research Center - Positions 10%
2004 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 50%
2004 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 0%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 0%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 38%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 21%
2003 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 43%
2003 California Communities United Institute - Positions 30%
2003 Equality California - Positions 6%
2002 California Communities United Institute - Positions 44%
2002 Equality California - Positions 0%
2001 Equality California - Positions 10%
1997-2003 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%
1997-2001 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%

Environment

2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 18%
2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 7%
2012 Clean Water Action California - Positions 50%
2011-2012 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 57%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 19%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 33%
2011 Sierra Club California - Positions 33%
2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 15%
2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 18%
2010 Sierra Club California - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Clean Water Action California - Positions 19%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 0%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 18%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 0%
2009 Environment California - Positions 20%
2009 Sierra Club California - Positions 0%
2008 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 33
2008 Sierra Club California - Positions 29%
2007-2008 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 40%
2007 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 19
2007 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 10
2006 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 10%
2006 Environment California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 50
2006 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 0
2005-2006 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 60
2005 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 16%
2005 Sierra Club California - Positions 30%
2004 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 38%
2004 Sierra Club California - Positions 18%
2003-2004 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 44%
2003 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 10%
2003 Sierra Club California - Positions 0%
2002 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 6%
2001-2002 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 19%
2001 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 33%

Government Operations

2012 American Conservative Union (California State Legislature) - Positions 79%
2012 American Conservative Union (California State Legislature) - Positions 79%
2012 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 93%
2012 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 63%
2011 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 100%
2011 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 88%
2010 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 100%
2010 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 80
2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0%
2009 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 79.2
2008 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 100%
2008 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 83.4
2007 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions on Tax and Fiscal Policy 94
2007 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 97.9
2006 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions on Tax and Fiscal Policy 100
2006 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions on Tax Reduction 82.3
2005 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 100%
2005 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 96
2004 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 100%
2004 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 95
2003 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 100%
2003 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 91
2002 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 90%
2001-2002 National Tax-Limitation Committee - Positions 86%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

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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