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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Colorado Union of Taxpayers

2012 Positions on Taxpayer Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
Cindy Acree 56%
CO State Senate 32 Irene Aguilar Democratic 11%
Bob Bacon 11%
CO State Senate 27 David Balmer Republican 75%
Mark Barker 70%
CO State Senate 8 Randy Baumgardner Republican 93%
Jon Becker 73%
Donald Beezley 96%
Betty Boyd 7%
Laura Bradford 57%
CO State Senate 1 Greg Brophy Republican 87%
J. Brown 64%
CO State Senate 12 Bill Cadman Republican 78%
CO State Senate 29 Morgan Carroll Democratic 9%
Edward Casso 4%
CO State House 38 Kathleen Conti Republican 64%
CO State House 58 Don Coram Republican 63%
CO State House 6 Lois Court Democratic 8%
CO State House 51 Brian DelGrosso Republican 70%
CO State House 5 Crisanta Duran Democratic 4%
CO State House 2 Mark Ferrandino Democratic 4%
CO State House 42 Rhonda Fields Democratic 4%
CO State House 53 Randy Fischer Democratic 12%
Joyce Foster 5%
CO State House 20 Bob Gardner Republican 74%
CO State House 25 Cheri Gerou Republican 37%
Angela Giron 13%
CO State Senate 2 Kevin Grantham Republican 79%
CO State Senate 34 Lucia Guzman Democratic 4%
CO State House 61 Millie Hamner Democratic 4%
CO State Senate 30 Ted Harvey Republican 83%
CO State Senate 18 Rollie Heath II Democratic 11%
CO State Senate 25 Mary Hodge Democratic 17%
CO State House 44 Chris Holbert Republican 92%
Evie Hudak 4%
CO State House 10 Dickey Lee Hullinghorst Democratic 7%
CO State Senate 20 Cheri Jahn Democratic 14%
CO State Senate 33 Mike Johnston Democratic 4%
CO State Senate 17 Matt Jones Democratic 16%
CO State House 16 Janak Joshi Republican 92%
CO State House 3 Daniel Kagan Democratic 8%
CO State Senate 14 John Kefalas Democratic 12%
CO State Senate 22 Andy Kerr Democratic 4%
James Kerr 58%
CO Council Member 3 Keith King Republican 61%
CO State Senate 7 Steven King Republican 45%
CO State House 1 Jeanne Labuda Democratic 4%
CO State Senate 9 Kent Lambert Republican 78%
CO State House 18 Pete Lee Democratic 8%
Claire Levy 24%
Larry Liston 72%
Marsha Looper 86%
CO State Senate 15 Kevin Lundberg Republican 82%
Thomas Massey, Jr. 30%
CO State House 8 Beth McCann Democratic 4%
Wes McKinley 41%
CO State House 43 Frank McNulty Republican 52%
Joe Miklosi 10%
Shawn Mitchell 90%
John Morse 4%
CO State House 45 Carole Murray Republican 75%
Tim Neville 89%
CO State Senate 26 Linda Newell Democratic 4%
CO State Senate 16 Jeanne Nicholson Democratic 9%
B.J. Nikkel 63%
CO State House 4 Daniel Pabon Democratic 4%
Sal Pace 17%
CO State House 35 Cherylin Peniston Democratic 4%
CO State House 56 Kevin Priola Republican 67%
Robert Ramirez 50%
CO State Senate 13 Scott Renfroe Republican 78%
CO State Senate 6 Ellen Roberts Republican 55%
CO State House 36 Su Ryden Democratic 12%
CO State House 24 Sue Schafer Democratic 9%
CO State Senate 4 Mark Scheffel Republican 75%
CO State Senate 5 Gail Schwartz Democratic 13%
CO State House 55 Ray Scott Republican 56%
Brandon Shaffer 4%
CO State House 11 Jonathan Singer Democratic 8%
Judy Solano 11%
CO State House 65 Jerry Sonnenberg Republican 86%
John Soper 0%
Nancy Spence 27%
CO State Senate 31 Pat Steadman Democratic 9%
CO State House 19 Amy Stephens Republican 75%
Kenneth Guy Summers 46%
CO State House 37 Spencer Swalm Republican 76%
Keith Swerdfeger 48%
CO State House 27 Libby Szabo Republican 88%
CO State Senate 24 Lois Tochtrop Democratic 5%
CO State Senate 28 Nancy Todd Democratic 8%
CO State House 23 Max Tyler Democratic 4%
CO Public Utilities Commissioner Glenn Vaad Republican 68%
CO State House 62 Ed Vigil Democratic 24%
CO State House 15 Mark Waller Republican 75%
Jean White 27%
CO State House 7 Angela Williams Democratic 4%
Suzanne Williams 4%
Roger Wilson 20%
CO State House 50 David Young Democratic 17%

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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