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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Taxpayers' Association

2002 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 90%
Richard Ackerman 92%
Richard Alarcón 8%
Deirdre Alpert 8%
Roy Ashburn 90%
Pat Bates 90%
James Battin 92%
Russell Bogh 90%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 15%
James Brulte 92%
John Burton 8%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 90%
Joseph Canciamilla 10%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 30%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 10%
Edward Chavez 20%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 10%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 90%
Rebecca Cohn 10%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 10%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 30%
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%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 10%
Ross Johnson 92%
Betty Karnette 8%
Christine Kehoe 10%
William Knight 92%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 10%
Sheila Kuehl 8%
Jay La Suer 90%
Robert Leslie 90%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 10%
John Longville 10%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 10%
Michael Machado 23%
Ken Maddox 90%
Abel Maldonado 90%
Bob Margett 92%
Barbara Matthews 40%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 92%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 85%
William Phillip Morrow 92%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 90%
Kevin Murray 8%
George Nakano 20%
Joseph Nation 10%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 20%
Thomas Oller 92%
Jenny Oropeza 20%
Deborah Ortiz 8%
Robert Pacheco 90%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 20%
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%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 10%
Nell Soto 15%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 15%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 10%
Tony Strickland 90%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 20%
John Vasconcellos 8%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 10%
Patricia Wiggins 10%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 90%

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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