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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

2006 Positions on Tax Reduction

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 96.9
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 31.3
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 19.4
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 24.1
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 20
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 100
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 18
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 26.9
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 23.2
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 16.7
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 16.7
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 97.5
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 23.4
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 17.2
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 20
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 16.6
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan No Party Affiliation 16.6
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 95.7
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 98
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 14.6
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 30
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 22.4
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 98
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 97.6
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 20.7
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 44.2
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 27.1
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 100
Samuel Aanestad 100
Richard Ackerman 100
Gregory Aghazarian 100
Richard Alarcón 23.4
Elaine Alquist 21.9
Juan Arambula 31.3
Roy Ashburn 93.5
James Battin 98.4
Patty Berg 16.6
Rudy Bermúdez 23.1
Sam Blakeslee 96
Russell Bogh 96.7
Debra Bowen 31
Charles Calderon 27.5
Joseph Canciamilla 53.1
Edward Chavez 29.2
Wesley Chesbro 17.5
Rebecca Cohn 24
Joe Coto 23.9
Dave Cox 95.4
Lynn Daucher 100
Hector De La Torre 17.8
Charles DeVore 98.5
Denise Ducheny 35
Joseph Dunn 31.6
Robert Dutton 98.7
Mervyn Dymally 20
Bill Emmerson 98.9
Martha Escutia 20.4
Noreen Evans 20.8
Liz Figueroa 19.5
Dean Florez 31.5
Dario Frommer 22.2
Bonnie Garcia 90
Jackie Goldberg 19.2
Tom Harman 82.3
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100
Dennis Hollingsworth 96.9
Shirley Horton 81.7
Guy Houston 96.6
Betty Karnette 16.6
Richard Keene 100
Christine Kehoe 14.6
Johan Klehs 26.5
Sheila Kuehl 16.7
John Laird 16.7
Jay La Suer 100
Robert Leslie 98
Lloyd Levine 19.2
Sally Lieber 18.8
Michael Machado 40.7
Abel Maldonado 97.2
Bob Margett 95.3
Barbara Matthews 41.7
Bill Maze 94
Carole Migden 16.7
Cindy Montañez 19.2
William Phillip Morrow 93.8
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 96.6
Eugene Mullin 18.5
Kevin Murray 30
Joseph Nation 21.1
Pedro Nava 22.2
Gloria Negrete McLeod 55.5
Roger Niello 96.6
Fabian Núñez 25
Jenny Oropeza 15.5
Deborah Ortiz 18.9
Nicole Parra 68.8
Don Perata 21.9
George Plescia 95.8
Charles Poochigian 92.4
Keith Stuart Richman 94
Gloria Romero 21.5
Ira Ruskin 18.5
Lori Saldaña 16.3
Simón Salinas 18.7
Jack Scott 23.8
Nell Soto 15
Audra Strickland 98.2
Alberto Torrico 24.1
Van Tran 96.2
Thomas Umberg 65.4
Mike Villines 98.2
Edward Vincent 18.8
Mark Wyland 100
Leland Yee 24.4

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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