Rating Group: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

2010 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 13
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 86.1
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 86.1
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 16
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 71.9
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 21
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 25
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 15
CA State Assembly-3 Dan Logue R 90.4
CA State Assembly-4 Mariko Yamada D 18.4
CA State Assembly-15 Nancy Skinner D 15
CA State Assembly-16 Joan Buchanan D 18.4
CA State Assembly-17 Tom Ammiano D 20
CA State Assembly-26 Connie Conway R 89.5
CA State Assembly-28 Paul Fong D 13
CA State Assembly-42 Brian Nestande R 90
CA State Assembly-43 Mike Gatto D 27.3
CA State Assembly-53 John Pérez D 13.9
CA State Assembly-55 Curt Hagman R 84.8
CA State Assembly-56 Manuel Pérez D 26.2
CA State Assembly-62 Steven Bradford D 13.4
CA State Assembly-64 Isadore Hall III D 22.3
CA State Assembly-70 Bonnie Lowenthal D 15.8
CA State Assembly-73 Diane Harkey R 94.7
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 100
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 13
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 37.5
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 88.8
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 21.1
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 23.3
CA State Senate-7 Mark DeSaulnier D 15.2
CA State Senate-8 Leland Yee D 29.4
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 26.1
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 22.2
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 25
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 15
CA State Senate-14 Tom Berryhill R 89.5
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 20
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 13
CA State Senate-18 Jean Fuller R 88.9
CA State Senate-20 Alex Padilla D 35.3
CA State Senate-21 Steve Knight R 88.3
CA State Senate-22 Kevin de Leon D 15
CA State Senate-24 Edward Hernandez D 18.4
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 27.8
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 25
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 16.7
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 96.9
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 60
CA State Senate-32 Norma Torres D 20
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 82.3
CA State Senate-35 Roderick Wright D 37.5
CA State Senate-36 Joel Anderson R 89.5
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 79
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 90
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 26.3
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 11.9
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 86
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 29.4
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 26.7
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield D 15.8
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 86.6
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes D 25
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. D 31.8
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 20.3
Samuel Aanestad 95
Anthony Adams 77.5
Elaine Alquist 32.3
Juan Arambula 14.8
Roy Ashburn 90.6
Bill Berryhill 85
Sam Blakeslee 80
Anna Caballero 20
Charles Calderon 35.7
Amina Carter 19
Joe Coto 16.7
Mike Davis 14
Hector De La Torre 15
Charles DeVore 100
Denise Ducheny 34.4
Robert Dutton 100
Bill Emmerson 90.5
Mike Eng 20
Mike Feuer 12.5
Nathan Fletcher 91.6
Dean Florez 31.3
Warren Furutani 21
Martin Garrick 91.1
Danny Gilmore 81.6
Tom Harman 80
Mary Hayashi 15.8
Dennis Hollingsworth 96.9
Alyson Huber 61.1
Christine Kehoe 20
Fiona Ma 18.4
Tony Mendoza 21.4
Jeff Miller 89.5
Pedro Nava 13
Roger Niello 100
Chris Norby 90
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 20
Gloria Romero 43.8
George Runner, Jr. 100
Ira Ruskin 15
Mary Salas 15
Lori Saldaña 18.1
Jim Silva 86
Cameron Smyth 76
Jose Solorio 13
Tony Strickland 90.6
Audra Strickland 86.1
Sandré Swanson 14.3
Alberto Torrico 23.7
Van Tran 95.4
Mike Villines 86.1

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