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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 10.6
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 81.4
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 87.5
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 7.7
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 31.8
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 9.7
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 3
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 100
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 11.5
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 11.8
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 37.5
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 5.6
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 12.3
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 8.9
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 7.9
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 6.6
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 13.5
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 8.6
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 93.3
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 4.2
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 9.4
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 11.7
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 21.2
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 88.1
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 12.5
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 60
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 100
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 100
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 92.4
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 11.5
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 98.5
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 91.4
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 4.7
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 6.4
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 9
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 92
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 9.7
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 11.4
Samuel Aanestad 97
Anthony Adams 82.5
Elaine Alquist 7.4
Juan Arambula 7.9
Roy Ashburn 82.1
Sam Blakeslee 91.2
Anna Caballero 15.8
Charles Calderon 22.9
Amina Carter 8.3
Joe Coto 9.1
Dave Cox 82.8
Mike Davis 15.5
Hector De La Torre 10.5
Charles DeVore 98.7
Denise Ducheny 16
Robert Dutton 87.8
Michael Duvall 96.6
Bill Emmerson 92.8
Mike Eng 7.1
Mike Feuer 10.5
Dean Florez 6.1
Warren Furutani 9.8
Martin Garrick 94.3
Tom Harman 83.4
Mary Hayashi 8.1
Dennis Hollingsworth 98.2
Christine Kehoe 6.5
Fiona Ma 14.7
Abel Maldonado 77.6
Tony Mendoza 16.2
Pedro Nava 9.6
Roger Niello 90
Jenny Oropeza 8.3
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 7
Gloria Romero 6.3
George Runner, Jr. 81.1
Ira Ruskin 6.7
Mary Salas 9.4
Lori Saldaña 14.2
Jim Silva 97
Cameron Smyth 93.8
Jose Solorio 13.8
Tony Strickland 100
Audra Strickland 100
Sandré Swanson 8.8
Alberto Torrico 9.4
Van Tran 86.4
Mike Villines 90.6
Patricia Wiggins 8.3

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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