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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

2003 Positions

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