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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 9
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 6
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 5
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 2
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 92
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 8
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 95
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 95
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 10
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 6
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 96
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 5
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 4
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 7
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 16
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 97
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 13
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 3
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 6
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 13
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 17
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 98
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 3
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 9
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 99
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 16
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 6
Samuel Aanestad 88
Richard Ackerman 100
Gregory Aghazarian 97
Richard Alarcón 5
Roy Ashburn 98
James Battin 97
Patty Berg 6
Rudy Bermúdez 6
Russell Bogh 100
Joseph Canciamilla 34
Edward Chavez 16
Rebecca Cohn 14
Dave Cox 94
Lynn Daucher 89
Denise Ducheny 8
Joseph Dunn 15
Robert Dutton 94
Mervyn Dymally 2
Martha Escutia 5
Liz Figueroa 4
Dean Florez 14
Dario Frommer 8
Bonnie Garcia 93
Jackie Goldberg 6
Tom Harman 91
Raymond Haynes, Jr. 94
Dennis Hollingsworth 100
Jerome Horton 13
Shirley Horton 87
Guy Houston 96
Richard Keene 98
Christine Kehoe 1
Sheila Kuehl 5
John Laird 5
Jay La Suer 97
Robert Leslie 90
Lloyd Levine 3
Sally Lieber 2
Michael Machado 8
Abel Maldonado 93
Bob Margett 92
Barbara Matthews 37
Bill Maze 94
Cindy Montañez 5
William Phillip Morrow 97
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 95
Eugene Mullin 4
Kevin Murray 13
Joseph Nation 7
Fabian Núñez 5
Jenny Oropeza 6
Deborah Ortiz 10
Nicole Parra 15
Don Perata 5
George Plescia 94
Charles Poochigian 100
Keith Stuart Richman 84
Gloria Romero 7
Sharon Runner 99
Simón Salinas 5
Jack Scott 8
Nell Soto 4
Edward Vincent 9

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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