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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Taxpayers' Association

2004 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Richard Ackerman 100%
Gregory Aghazarian 100%
Roy Ashburn 100%
James Battin 100%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100%
Russell Bogh 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 100%
Lynn Daucher 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
Bonnie Garcia 100%
Tom Harman 100%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Guy Houston 100%
Richard Keene 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100%
Jay La Suer 100%
Robert Leslie 100%
Bob Margett 100%
Bill Maze 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100%
George Plescia 100%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Sharon Runner 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 100%
Audra Strickland 100%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 100%
Shirley Horton 91%
Keith Stuart Richman 91%
Michael Machado 70%
Barbara Matthews 64%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 55%
Nicole Parra 55%
Dean Florez 50%
Joseph Canciamilla 45%
Jerome Horton 45%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 45%
Edward Vincent 40%
Edward Chavez 36%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 36%
Denise Ducheny 30%
Kevin Murray 30%
Rudy Bermúdez 27%
Rebecca Cohn 27%
Richard Alarcón 20%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 20%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 20%
Liz Figueroa 20%
Jack Scott 20%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 20%
Mervyn Dymally 18%
Dario Frommer 18%
Lloyd Levine 18%
Joseph Nation 18%
Jenny Oropeza 18%
Simón Salinas 18%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 18%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 18%
Leland Yee 18%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 10%
Joseph Dunn 10%
Martha Escutia 10%
Deborah Ortiz 10%
Don Perata 10%
Gloria Romero 10%
Nell Soto 10%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 10%
Patty Berg 9%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 9%
John Laird 9%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 9%
Sally Lieber 9%
Cindy Montañez 9%
Eugene Mullin 9%
Fabian Núñez 9%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 9%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 9%
Jackie Goldberg 0%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 0%
Sheila Kuehl 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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