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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 99
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 3.7
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 97.1
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 92
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 98.1
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 4.5
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 19.9
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 3.3
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 8.6
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 97.9
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 4.5
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 5.7
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 55.4
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 3
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 3.4
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 6
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 3.6
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 4.1
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 4.7
CA State Senate 14 Thomas Berryhill Republican 96.8
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 4.8
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 98.5
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 7
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 3.5
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 8.2
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 11.9
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 97.8
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 13.6
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 59.4
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 98.5
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 100
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 98.9
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 5.1
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 96.8
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 5.5
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 95.9
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 96.7
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 9.1
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 4.5
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 4.6
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 96.3
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 7.5
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 6
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 96.8
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 4.5
Samuel Aanestad 90.2
Richard Ackerman 100
Anthony Adams 95.7
Gregory Aghazarian 92.7
Elaine Alquist 6
Juan Arambula 7.4
Roy Ashburn 97.4
James Battin 75.8
Patty Berg 4.6
Sam Blakeslee 93.8
Anna Caballero 4.4
Charles Calderon 10.7
Amina Carter 7.4
Joe Coto 4.5
Dave Cox 95.8
Mike Davis 4.9
Hector De La Torre 6.3
Charles DeVore 96.8
Denise Ducheny 23
Robert Dutton 93.4
Michael Duvall 97.4
Mervyn Dymally 7.7
Bill Emmerson 94.5
Mike Eng 7.6
Mike Feuer 4.3
Dean Florez 11.1
Bonnie Garcia 93.4
Martin Garrick 97.5
Tom Harman 97.9
Mary Hayashi 6.1
Dennis Hollingsworth 99
Shirley Horton 89.1
Guy Houston 94.2
Betty Karnette 4.2
Richard Keene 98.7
Christine Kehoe 6.8
Sheila Kuehl 6.3
John Laird 3.5
Lloyd Levine 6.1
Sally Lieber 3.3
Fiona Ma 4.1
Michael Machado 21.9
Abel Maldonado 85.4
Bob Margett 88.5
Bill Maze 95.9
Tony Mendoza 7.5
Carole Migden 10.3
Eugene Mullin 7.5
Pedro Nava 5.1
Roger Niello 98.4
Fabian Núñez 4.1
Jenny Oropeza 9.7
Nicole Parra 24.6
Don Perata 10
George Plescia 96.1
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 4.9
Laura Richardson 31.2
Gloria Romero 8.7
George Runner, Jr. 93.7
Sharon Runner 93.5
Ira Ruskin 1.8
Mary Salas 7.5
Lori Saldaña 3.5
Jack Scott 12
Jim Silva 94.8
Cameron Smyth 95.2
Jose Solorio 5.7
Nell Soto 23.6
Audra Strickland 77.8
Sandré Swanson 7.5
Alberto Torrico 8.7
Van Tran 93.5
Mike Villines 99.1
Edward Vincent 21.6
Patricia Wiggins 14.3

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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