State Senator Joel Anderson received the “coveted and difficult to get” perfect score from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) on their 2017 Legislative Report Card. Anderson was one of only ten members of the 120-member state legislature to receive the 100-percent rating.
Jon Coupal, president of HJTA, said in an op-ed that “The report card sets aside motives, politics and party affiliations and simply asks one question: did legislators stand up for the interests of taxpayers?”
Anderson commented, “My constituents deserve effective, efficient and accountable government. Sadly, Sacramento’s current leadership has failed them. I’ll never vote to increase taxes on hardworking Californians when the majority continues to pass record-high spending and fails to fund basic priorities like education and infrastructure.”