Rating Group: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

2009 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 0
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 94
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 93.9
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 0
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 38.8
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 0
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 0
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 0
CA State Assembly-3 Dan Logue R 93.9
CA State Assembly-4 Mariko Yamada D 1.9
CA State Assembly-15 Nancy Skinner D 0
CA State Assembly-16 Joan Buchanan D 0
CA State Assembly-17 Tom Ammiano D 0
CA State Assembly-26 Connie Conway R 96
CA State Assembly-28 Paul Fong D 0
CA State Assembly-42 Brian Nestande R 92.7
CA State Assembly-53 John Pérez D 0
CA State Assembly-55 Curt Hagman R 91.9
CA State Assembly-56 Manuel Pérez D 6.5
CA State Assembly-64 Isadore Hall III D 0
CA State Assembly-70 Bonnie Lowenthal D 0
CA State Assembly-73 Diane Harkey R 100
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 95.6
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 0
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 0
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 95.9
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 24.7
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 0
CA State Senate-7 Mark DeSaulnier D 0
CA State Senate-8 Leland Yee D 0
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 0
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 0
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 0
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 0
CA State Senate-14 Tom Berryhill R 84.4
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 0
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 0
CA State Senate-18 Jean Fuller R 96.9
CA State Senate-20 Alex Padilla D 0
CA State Senate-21 Steve Knight R 99
CA State Senate-22 Kevin de Leon D 0
CA State Senate-24 Edward Hernandez D 0
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 0
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 0
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 0
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 95.4
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 0
CA State Senate-32 Norma Torres D 0
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 64.9
CA State Senate-35 Roderick Wright D 0
CA State Senate-36 Joel Anderson R 100
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 93.9
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 88.7
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 2.2
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 0
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 97.2
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 87.9
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 0
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 0
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian D 0
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield D 0
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 67.5
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes D 0
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. D 0
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 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

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