Rating Group: California Taxpayers' Association

2002 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 92%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 15%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 10%
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 20%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 90%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 10%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 20%
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 8%
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 10%
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 10%
CA State Senate-19 Hannah-Beth Jackson D 10%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 10%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 20%
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 20%
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 30%
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 90%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 15%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 10%
CA Supervisor-5 Bruce McPherson 85%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 10%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 30%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz D 10%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 90%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 8%
Samuel Aanestad 90%
Richard Ackerman 92%
Richard Alarcón 8%
Deirdre Alpert 8%
Roy Ashburn 90%
Pat Bates 90%
James Battin 92%
Russell Bogh 90%
James Brulte 92%
John Burton 8%
Joseph Canciamilla 10%
Edward Chavez 20%
Rebecca Cohn 10%
Dave Cox 90%
Lynn Daucher 90%
Manny Diaz 10%
Joseph Dunn 38%
John Anthony Dutra 20%
Martha Escutia 31%
Liz Figueroa 0%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 20%
Dean Florez 40%
Dario Frommer 10%
Jackie Goldberg 10%
Tom Harman 90%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 92%
Dennis Hollingsworth 90%
Jerome Horton 20%
Ross Johnson 92%
Betty Karnette 8%
Christine Kehoe 10%
William Knight 92%
Sheila Kuehl 8%
Jay La Suer 90%
Robert Leslie 90%
John Longville 10%
Michael Machado 23%
Ken Maddox 90%
Abel Maldonado 90%
Bob Margett 92%
Barbara Matthews 40%
William Phillip Morrow 92%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 90%
Kevin Murray 8%
George Nakano 20%
Joseph Nation 10%
Thomas Oller 92%
Jenny Oropeza 20%
Deborah Ortiz 8%
Robert Pacheco 90%
Don Perata 8%
Charles Poochigian 92%
Sarah Reyes 20%
Keith Stuart Richman 70%
Gloria Romero 8%
Simón Salinas 10%
Jack Scott 15%
Byron Sher 8%
Nell Soto 15%
Tony Strickland 90%
John Vasconcellos 8%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 10%
Patricia Wiggins 10%

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