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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

2010 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
Charles DeVore 100
Robert Dutton 100
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 100
Roger Niello 100
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 100
Dennis Hollingsworth 96.9
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 96.9
Van Tran 95.4
Samuel Aanestad 95
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey Republican 94.7
Nathan Fletcher 91.6
Martin Garrick 91.1
Roy Ashburn 90.6
Tony Strickland 90.6
Bill Emmerson 90.5
Dan Logue 90.4
Brian Nestande 90
Chris Norby 90
Mark Wyland 90
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 89.5
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 89.5
Connie Conway 89.5
Jeff Miller 89.5
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 88.9
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 88.8
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 88.3
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 86.6
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 86.1
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 86.1
Audra Strickland 86.1
Mike Villines 86.1
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 86
Jim Silva 86
Bill Berryhill 85
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 84.8
Lou Correa 82.3
Danny Gilmore 81.6
Sam Blakeslee 80
Tom Harman 80
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 79
Anthony Adams 77.5
Cameron Smyth 76
Gloria Negrete McLeod 71.9
Alyson Huber 61.1
Ron Calderon 60
Gloria Romero 43.8
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 37.5
Roderick Wright 37.5
Charles Calderon 35.7
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 35.3
Denise Ducheny 34.4
Elaine Alquist 32.3
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 31.8
Dean Florez 31.3
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 29.4
Leland Yee 29.4
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 27.8
CA State Assembly 43 Mike Gatto Democratic 27.3
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 26.7
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 26.3
Manuel Pérez 26.2
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 26.1
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 25
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 25
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 25
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 25
Alberto Torrico 23.7
Darrell Steinberg 23.3
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 22.3
Ellen Corbett 22.2
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 21.4
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 21.1
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 21
Warren Furutani 21
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 20.3
Tom Ammiano 20
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 20
Anna Caballero 20
Mike Eng 20
Christine Kehoe 20
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 20
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 20
Amina Carter 19
Joan Buchanan 18.4
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 18.4
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 18.4
Mariko Yamada 18.4
Lori Saldaña 18.1
Joe Coto 16.7
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 16.7
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 16
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 15.8
Mary Hayashi 15.8
Bonnie Lowenthal 15.8
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 15.2
Wesley Chesbro 15
Hector De La Torre 15
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 15
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 15
Ira Ruskin 15
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 15
Nancy Skinner 15
Juan Arambula 14.8
Sandré Swanson 14.3
Mike Davis 14
John Pérez 13.9
Steven Bradford 13.4
Noreen Evans 13
Paul Fong 13
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 13
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 13
Pedro Nava 13
Jose Solorio 13
Mike Feuer 12.5
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 11.9

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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