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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Taxpayers' Association

2002 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Ackerman 92%
James Battin 92%
James Brulte 92%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 92%
Ross Johnson 92%
William Knight 92%
Bob Margett 92%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 92%
William Phillip Morrow 92%
Thomas Oller 92%
Charles Poochigian 92%
Samuel Aanestad 90%
Roy Ashburn 90%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 90%
Russell Bogh 90%
John Campbell III 90%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 90%
Dave Cox 90%
Lynn Daucher 90%
Tom Harman 90%
Dennis Hollingsworth 90%
Jay La Suer 90%
Robert Leslie 90%
Ken Maddox 90%
Abel Maldonado 90%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 90%
Robert Pacheco 90%
Tony Strickland 90%
Mark Wyland 90%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 85%
Keith Stuart Richman 70%
Dean Florez 40%
Barbara Matthews 40%
Joseph Dunn 38%
Martha Escutia 31%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 30%
Lou Correa 30%
Michael Machado 23%
Ron Calderon 20%
Edward Chavez 20%
John Anthony Dutra 20%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 20%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 20%
George Nakano 20%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 20%
Jenny Oropeza 20%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 20%
Sarah Reyes 20%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 20%
Debra Bowen 15%
Jack Scott 15%
Nell Soto 15%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 15%
Joseph Canciamilla 10%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 10%
Rebecca Cohn 10%
Ellen Corbett 10%
Manny Diaz 10%
Dario Frommer 10%
Jackie Goldberg 10%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 10%
Christine Kehoe 10%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz No Party Affiliation 10%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 10%
John Longville 10%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 10%
Joseph Nation 10%
Simón Salinas 10%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 10%
Darrell Steinberg 10%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 10%
Patricia Wiggins 10%
Richard Alarcón 8%
Deirdre Alpert 8%
John Burton 8%
Wesley Chesbro 8%
Betty Karnette 8%
Sheila Kuehl 8%
Kevin Murray 8%
Deborah Ortiz 8%
Don Perata 8%
Gloria Romero 8%
Byron Sher 8%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 8%
John Vasconcellos 8%
Liz Figueroa 0%

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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