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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

2004 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
Dennis Hollingsworth 100
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 99
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 99
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 98
Robert Dutton 97
Guy Houston 97
Richard Keene 97
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 97
Samuel Aanestad 96
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 96
John Campbell III 96
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 96
Mark Wyland 96
Richard Ackerman 95
James Battin 95
Tom Harman 95
Jay La Suer 95
Bill Maze 95
Dave Cox 94
Lynn Daucher 94
George Plescia 94
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 94
Audra Strickland 94
Robert Leslie 93
Gregory Aghazarian 92
Russell Bogh 92
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 92
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 91
Ray Haynes, Jr. 90
Roy Ashburn 89
Bob Margett 87
Bonnie Garcia 86
Shirley Horton 85
Keith Stuart Richman 83
Charles Poochigian 81
William Phillip Morrow 80
Abel Maldonado 62
Barbara Matthews 52
Joseph Canciamilla 34
Nicole Parra 33
Michael Machado 31
Dean Florez 28
Denise Ducheny 25
Jack Scott 25
Edward Vincent 25
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 24
Edward Chavez 21
Gloria Negrete McLeod 21
Debra Bowen 20
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 20
Ron Calderon 19
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 19
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz No Party Affiliation 18
Deborah Ortiz 17
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 17
Leland Yee 17
Rudy Bermúdez 16
Dario Frommer 16
Lloyd Levine 15
Richard Alarcón 14
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 13
Rebecca Cohn 13
Don Perata 13
Simón Salinas 13
Kevin Murray 12
Jenny Oropeza 12
Gloria Romero 12
Martha Escutia 11
Liz Figueroa 10
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 10
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 10
Wesley Chesbro 9
Christine Kehoe 9
John Laird 9
Cindy Montañez 9
Nell Soto 9
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 9
Eugene Mullin 8
Joseph Nation 8
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 7
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 7
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 7
Patty Berg 6
Joseph Dunn 6
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 5
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 5
Sally Lieber 5
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 5
Fabian Núñez 5
Mervyn Dymally 4
Sheila Kuehl 3
Jackie Goldberg 2
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 1

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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