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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

2011 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 19%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 23%
CA State Assembly 3 Dan Logue Republican 95%
CA State Assembly 4 Mariko Yamada Democratic 13%
CA State Assembly 6 Beth Gaines Republican 92%
CA State Assembly 7 Roger Dickinson Democratic 13%
CA State Assembly 9 Richard Pan Democratic 22%
CA State Assembly 12 Kristin Olsen Republican 87%
CA State Assembly 14 Susan Bonilla Democratic 14%
CA State Assembly 15 Nancy Skinner Democratic 13%
CA State Assembly 16 Joan Buchanan Democratic 26%
CA State Assembly 17 Tom Ammiano Democratic 16%
CA State Assembly 24 Richard Gordon Democratic 18%
CA State Assembly 25 Bob Wieckowski Democratic 12%
CA State Assembly 26 Connie Conway Republican 100%
CA State Assembly 27 Nora Campos Democratic 13%
CA State Assembly 28 Paul Fong Democratic 12%
CA State Assembly 30 Luis Alejo Democratic 13%
CA State Assembly 31 Henry Perea Democratic 20%
CA State Assembly 33 Tim Donnelly Republican 100%
CA State Assembly 34 Shannon Grove Republican 100%
CA State Assembly 35 Katcho Achadjian Republican 88%
CA State Assembly 37 Das Williams Democratic 16%
CA State Assembly 42 Brian Nestande Republican 85%
CA State Assembly 43 Mike Gatto Democratic 24%
CA State Assembly 44 Jeff Gorell Republican 0%
CA State Assembly 48 Roger Hernandez Democratic 15%
CA State Assembly 53 John Pérez Democratic 13%
CA State Assembly 55 Curt Hagman Republican 93%
CA State Assembly 56 Manuel Pérez Democratic 26%
CA State Assembly 62 Steven Bradford Democratic 13%
CA State Assembly 64 Isadore Hall III Democratic 27%
CA State Assembly 68 Don Wagner Republican 90%
CA State Assembly 70 Bonnie Lowenthal Democratic 12%
CA State Assembly 71 Brian Jones Republican 94%
CA State Assembly 73 Diane Harkey Republican 96%
CA State Assembly 74 Allan Mansoor Republican 96%
CA State Assembly 78 Toni Atkins Democratic 15%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 97%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 17%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 21%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 92%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 28%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 15%
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 15%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 16%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 17%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 18%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 18%
CA State Senate 12 Anthony Cannella Republican 80%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 17%
CA State Senate 14 Tom Berryhill Republican 83%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 12%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 16%
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 89%
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 14%
CA State Senate 21 Steve Knight Republican 95%
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 18%
CA State Senate 23 Mike Morrell Republican 100%
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 15%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 18%
CA State Senate 26 Holly Mitchell Democratic 21%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 17%
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 17%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 91%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 29%
CA State Senate 32 Norma Torres Democratic 23%
CA State Senate 33 Ricardo Lara Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 65%
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 96%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 94%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 87%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 16%
CA State Senate 40 Ben Hueso Democratic 15%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 92%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 20%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 12%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield Democratic 14%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 15%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 18%
Michael Allen 13%
Elaine Alquist 20%
Bill Berryhill 89%
Sam Blakeslee 85%
Betsy Butler 17%
Charles Calderon 12%
Amina Carter 17%
Mike Davis 15%
Robert Dutton 90%
Bill Emmerson 86%
Mike Eng 15%
Mike Feuer 13%
Nathan Fletcher 83%
Warren Furutani 14%
Martin Garrick 90%
Linda Halderman 100%
Tom Harman 88%
Mary Hayashi 15%
Alyson Huber 46%
Christine Kehoe 14%
Fiona Ma 16%
Tony Mendoza 12%
Jeff Miller 94%
Chris Norby 94%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 15%
Michael Rubio 19%
Sharon Runner 88%
Jim Silva 98%
Cameron Smyth 79%
Jose Solorio 17%
Tony Strickland 80%
Sandré Swanson 12%
Roderick Wright 29%

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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