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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

2009 Positions

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