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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Colorado Union of Taxpayers

2008 Positions on Tax Reduction

State Office District Name Party Rating
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 63%
CO State House 1 Jeanne Labuda Democratic 12%
CO State House 2 Mark Ferrandino Democratic 11%
CO State House 19 Amy Stephens Republican 52%
CO State House 20 Bob Gardner Republican 41%
CO State House 33 Dianne Primavera Democratic 19%
CO State House 35 Cherylin Peniston Democratic 11%
CO State House 37 Spencer Swalm Republican 41%
CO State House 43 Frank McNulty Republican 59%
CO State House 53 Randy Fischer Democratic 11%
CO State House 65 Jerry Sonnenberg Republican 67%
CO State Senate 1 Greg Brophy Republican 50%
CO State Senate 5 Gail Schwartz Democratic 8%
CO State Senate 6 Ellen Roberts Republican 22%
CO State Senate 7 Steven King Republican 44%
CO State Senate 9 Kent Lambert Republican 81%
CO State Senate 12 Bill Cadman Republican 88%
CO State Senate 13 Scott Renfroe Republican 62%
CO State Senate 14 John Kefalas Democratic 19%
CO State Senate 15 Kevin Lundberg Republican 78%
CO State Senate 20 Cheri Jahn Democratic 19%
CO State Senate 22 Andy Kerr Democratic 7%
CO State Senate 24 Lois Tochtrop Democratic 13%
CO State Senate 25 Mary Hodge Democratic 11%
CO State Senate 27 David Balmer Republican 56%
CO State Senate 28 Nancy Todd Democratic 11%
CO State Senate 29 Morgan Carroll Democratic 11%
CO State Senate 30 Ted Harvey Republican 65%
CO Council Member 1 Susan Shepherd 12%
CO Public Utilities Commissioner Glenn Vaad Republican 37%
CO Commissioner 2 Steve Johnson 23%
CO Commissioner 2 Liane McFadyen Democratic 15%
CO Commissioner At-Large Dan Gibbs Democratic 8%
Bob Bacon 7%
Debbie Benefield 7%
Alice Borodkin 11%
Betty Boyd 8%
Douglas Bruce 93%
Bernie Buescher 19%
Dorothy Butcher 15%
Terrance Carroll 13%
Edward Casso 15%
Kathleen Curry 15%
K. Jerry Frangas 15%
Sara Gagliardi 15%
Rafael Lorenzo Gallegos 15%
Stella Garza-Hicks 41%
Kenneth Marshall Gordon 8%
Gwyn Green 22%
Peter Groff 8%
Bob Hagedorn 8%
James Isgar 8%
Joel Judd 19%
Maryanne Keller 8%
James Kerr 52%
Kenneth Kester 15%
Mike Kopp 60%
Claire Levy 11%
Larry Liston 44%
Marsha Looper 48%
Alice Madden 11%
Don Marostica 22%
Rosemary Marshall 15%
Thomas Massey, Jr. 15%
Michael May 44%
Andrew McElhany 60%
Anne McGihon 9%
Wes McKinley 19%
Michael Merrifield 15%
Karen Middleton 8%
Shawn Mitchell 48%
Victor Mitchell 35%
John Morse 8%
Joshua Penry 40%
John Pommer 11%
Joe Rice 11%
James Riesberg 15%
Andrew Romanoff 15%
Chris Romer 9%
Raymond Rose 42%
Christine Scanlan 15%
David Schultheis 92%
Brandon Shaffer 8%
Judy Solano 11%
John Soper 7%
Nancy Spence 36%
Debbie Stafford 12%
Kenneth Guy Summers 36%
Stephanie Takis 8%
Abel Tapia 8%
Jack Taylor 40%
Ron Tupa 13%
Jennifer Veiga 12%
Steve Ward 44%
Paul Weissmann 48%
Albert White 30%
Tom Wiens 58%
Suzanne Williams 8%
Sue Windels 8%
Robert Witwer 52%

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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