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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

2010 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 13
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 86.1
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 86.1
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 15.2
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 88.3
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 16
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 16.7
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 20
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 21
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 79
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 82.3
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 25
CA State Assembly 30 Anna Caballero Democratic 20
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 100
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 88.8
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 21.1
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 89.5
CA State Senate 9 Nancy Skinner Democratic 15
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 15
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 20
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 88.9
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 13
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 18.4
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 15
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 20
CA State Senate 35 Steven Bradford Democratic 13.4
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 89.5
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 35.3
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 15
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 23.3
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 86
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 84.8
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 29.4
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 26.7
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 15.8
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 25
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 31.8
CA Council Member Ward 3 Jose Solorio 13
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 20.3
Samuel Aanestad 95
Anthony Adams 77.5
Elaine Alquist 32.3
Tom Ammiano 20
Juan Arambula 14.8
Roy Ashburn 90.6
Bill Berryhill 85
Sam Blakeslee 80
Martin Block 26.3
Joan Buchanan 18.4
Charles Calderon 35.7
Ron Calderon 60
Amina Carter 19
Wesley Chesbro 15
David Cogdill 86.6
Connie Conway 89.5
Ellen Corbett 22.2
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
Noreen Evans 13
Mike Feuer 12.5
Nathan Fletcher 91.6
Dean Florez 31.3
Paul Fong 13
Warren Furutani 21
Martin Garrick 91.1
Mike Gatto 27.3
Danny Gilmore 81.6
Isadore Hall III 22.3
Loni Hancock 26.1
Diane Harkey 94.7
Tom Harman 80
Mary Hayashi 15.8
Dennis Hollingsworth 96.9
Alyson Huber 61.1
Robert Huff 96.9
Dave Jones 11.9
Christine Kehoe 20
Mark Leno 25
Carol Liu 27.8
Dan Logue 90.4
Bonnie Lowenthal 15.8
Fiona Ma 18.4
Tony Mendoza 21.4
Jeff Miller 89.5
Pedro Nava 13
Gloria Negrete McLeod 71.9
Brian Nestande 90
Roger Niello 100
Chris Norby 90
Fran Pavley 25
John Pérez 13.9
Manuel Pérez 26.2
Gloria Romero 43.8
George Runner, Jr. 100
Ira Ruskin 15
Lori Saldaña 18.1
Jim Silva 86
Cameron Smyth 76
Tony Strickland 90.6
Audra Strickland 86.1
Sandré Swanson 14.3
Alberto Torrico 23.7
Van Tran 95.4
Mike Villines 86.1
Lois Wolk 37.5
Roderick Wright 37.5
Mark Wyland 90
Mariko Yamada 18.4
Leland Yee 29.4

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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