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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

2009 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 94
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 93.9
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 99
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 93.9
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 95.6
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 0
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 95.9
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 24.7
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 84.4
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 0
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 0
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 0
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 0
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 96.9
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 0
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 0
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 0
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 0
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 0
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 95.4
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 0
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 0
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 100
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 2.2
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 0
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 0
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 97.2
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 87.9
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 0
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 0
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian No Party Affiliation 0
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield No Party Affiliation 0
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 67.5
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes No Party Affiliation 0
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. No Party Affiliation 0
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 0
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey Republican 100
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 0
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 93.7
Samuel Aanestad 92.9
Anthony Adams 74.5
Elaine Alquist 0
Tom Ammiano 0
Juan Arambula 12.2
Roy Ashburn 66.3
Bill Berryhill 84.9
Sam Blakeslee 95.1
Joan Buchanan 0
Anna Caballero 0
Charles Calderon 0
Ron Calderon 0
Amina Carter 0
Wesley Chesbro 0
Connie Conway 96
Ellen Corbett 0
Lou Correa 64.9
Joe Coto 0
Dave Cox 84.6
Mike Davis 0
Hector De La Torre 0
Charles DeVore 97.3
Denise Ducheny 8.8
Robert Dutton 89
Michael Duvall 94.4
Bill Emmerson 89.7
Mike Eng 0
Noreen Evans 0
Mike Feuer 0
Nathan Fletcher 91.5
Dean Florez 0
Paul Fong 0
Warren Furutani 0
Martin Garrick 94.7
Danny Gilmore 82.4
Curt Hagman 91.9
Tom Harman 79.2
Mary Hayashi 0
Dennis Hollingsworth 97.3
Alyson Huber 28.5
Christine Kehoe 0
Dan Logue 93.9
Bonnie Lowenthal 0
Abel Maldonado 57.1
Jeff Miller 98.2
Pedro Nava 0
Gloria Negrete McLeod 38.8
Brian Nestande 92.7
Roger Niello 77.2
Jenny Oropeza 0
John Pérez 0
Manuel Pérez 6.5
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 0
Gloria Romero 0
Ira Ruskin 0
Mary Salas 0
Lori Saldaña 0
Jim Silva 98.5
Nancy Skinner 0
Cameron Smyth 90.6
Jose Solorio 0
Darrell Steinberg 0
Tony Strickland 97.6
Audra Strickland 97
Sandré Swanson 0
Alberto Torrico 0
Van Tran 95.6
Mike Villines 71.9
Patricia Wiggins 0
Roderick Wright 0
Mark Wyland 88.7
Mariko Yamada 1.9
Leland Yee 0

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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