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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

2005 Positions

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

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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