HJTA-PAC was founded by Howard Jarvis to back candidates for office who support Proposition 13. Howard knew that once Proposition 13 was in place it would be attacked by those who support unlimited taxation and spending, and he wanted to make sure taxpayers were represented by strong advocates in the Legislature.
HJTA-PAC primarily focuses on electing good pro-Proposition 13 candidates to the Assembly, state Senate and, occasionally, local offices. Candidates are screened through a questionnaire and interview with the goal of finding candidates who are taxpayer-friendly, fiscally responsible and dedicated to the principles of Proposition 13. Those who qualify are endorsed and HJTA-PAC publicizes the names of those who deserve the support of taxpayers.
HJTA-PAC is nonpartisan and will consider candidates of any party affiliation if they meet pro-taxpayer standards.
“PROTECT PROPOSITION 13” AND “NO NEW TAXES” COMMITTEES
Protect Proposition 13 and No New Taxes are campaign committees that have been established by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association to support and oppose ballot measures that are of concern to taxpayers. The law requires that money spent to advance or oppose ballot measures be reported by a committee established for this purpose and registered with the state. Money raised and money spent by these committees must be reported to the office of the California Secretary of State.