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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 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 38.8
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 0
CA State Assembly 3 Dan Logue Republican 93.9
CA State Assembly 4 Mariko Yamada Democratic 1.9
CA State Assembly 15 Nancy Skinner Democratic 0
CA State Assembly 16 Joan Buchanan Democratic 0
CA State Assembly 17 Tom Ammiano Democratic 0
CA State Assembly 26 Connie Conway Republican 96
CA State Assembly 28 Paul Fong Democratic 0
CA State Assembly 42 Brian Nestande Republican 92.7
CA State Assembly 53 John Pérez Democratic 0
CA State Assembly 55 Curt Hagman Republican 91.9
CA State Assembly 56 Manuel Pérez Democratic 6.5
CA State Assembly 64 Isadore Hall III Democratic 0
CA State Assembly 70 Bonnie Lowenthal Democratic 0
CA State Assembly 73 Diane Harkey Republican 100
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 95.6
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 0
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 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 0
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 0
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 0
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 0
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 0
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 0
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 0
CA State Senate 14 Tom Berryhill Republican 84.4
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 0
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 0
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 96.9
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 0
CA State Senate 21 Steve Knight Republican 99
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 0
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 0
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 0
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 0
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 0
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 95.4
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 0
CA State Senate 32 Norma Torres Democratic 0
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 64.9
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 0
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 100
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 93.9
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 88.7
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 2.2
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 Democratic 0
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 0
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield Democratic 0
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 67.5
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 0
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 0
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 0
Samuel Aanestad 92.9
Anthony Adams 74.5
Elaine Alquist 0
Juan Arambula 12.2
Roy Ashburn 66.3
Bill Berryhill 84.9
Sam Blakeslee 95.1
Anna Caballero 0
Charles Calderon 0
Amina Carter 0
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
Mike Feuer 0
Nathan Fletcher 91.5
Dean Florez 0
Warren Furutani 0
Martin Garrick 94.7
Danny Gilmore 82.4
Tom Harman 79.2
Mary Hayashi 0
Dennis Hollingsworth 97.3
Alyson Huber 28.5
Christine Kehoe 0
Fiona Ma 0
Abel Maldonado 57.1
Tony Mendoza 0
Jeff Miller 98.2
Pedro Nava 0
Roger Niello 77.2
Jenny Oropeza 0
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 0
Gloria Romero 0
George Runner, Jr. 93.7
Ira Ruskin 0
Mary Salas 0
Lori Saldaña 0
Jim Silva 98.5
Cameron Smyth 90.6
Jose Solorio 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

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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