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-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 0
CA U.S. House-25 Steve Knight R 99
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 0
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 0
CA U.S. House-35 Norma Torres D 0
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 0
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 93.9
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 0
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 95.6
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-8 Tom Berryhill R 84.4
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 0
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 0
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 0
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 0
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 96.9
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 0
CA State Senate-22 Edward Hernandez D 0
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 0
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 0
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 0
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 95.4
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 0
CA State Senate-35 Isadore Hall III D 0
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 100
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 2.2
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 0
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 N/A 0
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian N/A 0
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield N/A 0
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 67.5
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes N/A 0
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. N/A 0
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 0
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey R 100
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 0
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 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

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