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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

2004 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 96
Richard Ackerman 95
Gregory Aghazarian 92
Richard Alarcón 14
Roy Ashburn 89
James Battin 95
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 96
Patty Berg 6
Rudy Bermúdez 16
Russell Bogh 92
Debra Bowen 20
Ron Calderon 19
John Campbell III 96
Joseph Canciamilla 34
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 13
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 7
Edward Chavez 21
Wesley Chesbro 9
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 5
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 99
Rebecca Cohn 13
Dave Cox 94
Lynn Daucher 94
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 92
Denise Ducheny 25
Joseph Dunn 6
Robert Dutton 97
Mervyn Dymally 4
Martha Escutia 11
Liz Figueroa 10
Dean Florez 28
Dario Frommer 16
Bonnie Garcia 86
Jackie Goldberg 2
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 1
Tom Harman 95
Ray Haynes, Jr. 90
Dennis Hollingsworth 100
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 24
Shirley Horton 85
Guy Houston 97
Richard Keene 97
Christine Kehoe 9
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 18
Sheila Kuehl 3
John Laird 9
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 96
Jay La Suer 95
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 5
Robert Leslie 93
Lloyd Levine 15
Sally Lieber 5
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 19
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 5
Michael Machado 31
Abel Maldonado 62
Bob Margett 87
Barbara Matthews 52
Bill Maze 95
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 99
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100
Cindy Montañez 9
William Phillip Morrow 80
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 97
Eugene Mullin 8
Kevin Murray 12
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 91
Joseph Nation 8
Gloria Negrete McLeod 21
Fabian Núñez 5
Jenny Oropeza 12
Deborah Ortiz 17
Nicole Parra 33
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 7
Don Perata 13
George Plescia 94
Charles Poochigian 81
Keith Stuart Richman 83
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 7
Gloria Romero 12
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 98
Simón Salinas 13
Jack Scott 25
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 10
Nell Soto 9
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 17
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 94
Audra Strickland 94
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 9
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 10
Edward Vincent 25
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 20
Mark Wyland 96
Leland Yee 17

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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