Rating Group: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

2005 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 96
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 100
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 96
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 12
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 92
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 11
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 29
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 7
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 5
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 8
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 6
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 10
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 7
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 6
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 7
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 8
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 6
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 93
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 16
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 95
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 98
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 21
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 12
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 7
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 6
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 90
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 94
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 8
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 12
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz D 8
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 94
CA Council Member-At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 14
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 86
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 6
Samuel Aanestad 91
Richard Ackerman 96
Gregory Aghazarian 94
Richard Alarcón 7
Elaine Alquist 12
Juan Arambula 27
Roy Ashburn 87
James Battin 92
Patty Berg 7
Rudy Bermúdez 8
Sam Blakeslee 93
Russell Bogh 96
Joseph Canciamilla 29
Edward Chavez 13
Rebecca Cohn 10
Joe Coto 13
Dave Cox 95
Lynn Daucher 91
Hector De La Torre 7
Charles DeVore 100
Denise Ducheny 16
Joseph Dunn 8
Robert Dutton 94
Mervyn Dymally 9
Bill Emmerson 91
Martha Escutia 9
Liz Figueroa 7
Dean Florez 16
Dario Frommer 10
Bonnie Garcia 86
Jackie Goldberg 9
Tom Harman 96
Ray Haynes, Jr. 95
Dennis Hollingsworth 99
Jerome Horton 14
Shirley Horton 93
Guy Houston 91
Betty Karnette 7
Richard Keene 96
Christine Kehoe 6
Johan Klehs 10
Sheila Kuehl 3
John Laird 8
Jay La Suer 90
Robert Leslie 89
Lloyd Levine 9
Sally Lieber 13
Michael Machado 22
Abel Maldonado 85
Bob Margett 84
Barbara Matthews 12
Bill Maze 94
Carole Migden 9
Cindy Montañez 9
William Phillip Morrow 89
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 98
Eugene Mullin 7
Kevin Murray 15
Joseph Nation 7
Pedro Nava 6
Roger Niello 92
Fabian Núñez 7
Jenny Oropeza 11
Deborah Ortiz 5
Nicole Parra 26
Don Perata 10
George Plescia 96
Charles Poochigian 94
Keith Stuart Richman 85
Gloria Romero 11
George Runner, Jr. 86
Sharon Runner 91
Ira Ruskin 7
Lori Saldaña 7
Simón Salinas 7
Jack Scott 16
Nell Soto 6
Audra Strickland 97
Alberto Torrico 13
Van Tran 91
Thomas Umberg 36
Mike Villines 98
Edward Vincent 12
Leland Yee 7

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