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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

2005 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
Charles DeVore 100
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100
Dennis Hollingsworth 99
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 98
Mike Villines 98
Mark Wyland 98
Audra Strickland 97
Richard Ackerman 96
Russell Bogh 96
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 96
Tom Harman 96
Richard Keene 96
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 96
George Plescia 96
Dave Cox 95
Ray Haynes, Jr. 95
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 95
Gregory Aghazarian 94
John Benoit 94
David Cogdill 94
Robert Dutton 94
Bill Maze 94
Charles Poochigian 94
Sam Blakeslee 93
Shirley Horton 93
Robert Huff 93
James Battin 92
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 92
Roger Niello 92
Samuel Aanestad 91
Lynn Daucher 91
Bill Emmerson 91
Guy Houston 91
Sharon Runner 91
Van Tran 91
Jay La Suer 90
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 90
Robert Leslie 89
William Phillip Morrow 89
Roy Ashburn 87
Bonnie Garcia 86
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 86
George Runner, Jr. 86
Abel Maldonado 85
Keith Stuart Richman 85
Bob Margett 84
Thomas Umberg 36
Joseph Canciamilla 29
Gloria Negrete McLeod 29
Juan Arambula 27
Nicole Parra 26
Michael Machado 22
Debra Bowen 21
Ron Calderon 16
Denise Ducheny 16
Dean Florez 16
Jack Scott 16
Kevin Murray 15
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 14
Jerome Horton 14
Edward Chavez 13
Joe Coto 13
Sally Lieber 13
Alberto Torrico 13
Elaine Alquist 12
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 12
Dave Jones 12
Barbara Matthews 12
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 12
Edward Vincent 12
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 11
Jenny Oropeza 11
Gloria Romero 11
Rebecca Cohn 10
Noreen Evans 10
Dario Frommer 10
Johan Klehs 10
Don Perata 10
Mervyn Dymally 9
Martha Escutia 9
Jackie Goldberg 9
Lloyd Levine 9
Carole Migden 9
Cindy Montañez 9
Rudy Bermúdez 8
Joe Dunn 8
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 8
John Laird 8
Carol Liu 8
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 8
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 8
Richard Alarcón 7
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 7
Patty Berg 7
Hector De La Torre 7
Liz Figueroa 7
Betty Karnette 7
Mark Leno 7
Eugene Mullin 7
Joseph Nation 7
Fabian Núñez 7
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 7
Ira Ruskin 7
Lori Saldaña 7
Simón Salinas 7
Lois Wolk 7
Leland Yee 7
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan 6
Wesley Chesbro 6
Loni Hancock 6
Christine Kehoe 6
Pedro Nava 6
Fran Pavley 6
Nell Soto 6
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 6
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 5
Deborah Ortiz 5
Sheila Kuehl 3

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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