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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

2003 Positions

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

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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