Rating Group: California Taxpayers' Association

2003 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 95%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 94%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 100%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 18%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 5%
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 45%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 100%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 5%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 10%
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 18%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 10%
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 5%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 10%
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 10%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 5%
CA State Senate-19 Hannah-Beth Jackson D 10%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 10%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 5%
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 10%
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 70%
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 29%
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 10%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 5%
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 100%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 100%
CA Supervisor-5 Bruce McPherson 88%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 10%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 6%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz D 5%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 100%
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 18%
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Richard Ackerman 100%
Gregory Aghazarian 100%
Richard Alarcón 6%
Deirdre Alpert 6%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Pat Bates 100%
James Battin 100%
Patty Berg 5%
Rudy Bermúdez 10%
Russell Bogh 100%
James Brulte 100%
John Burton 12%
Joseph Canciamilla 35%
Edward Chavez 10%
Rebecca Cohn 20%
Dave Cox 100%
Lynn Daucher 100%
Manny Diaz 10%
Denise Ducheny 12%
Joseph Dunn 12%
John Anthony Dutra 30%
Robert Dutton 100%
Mervyn Dymally 5%
Martha Escutia 6%
Liz Figueroa 6%
Dean Florez 24%
Dario Frommer 15%
Bonnie Garcia 100%
Jackie Goldberg 5%
Tom Harman 100%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Jerome Horton 20%
Shirley Horton 95%
Guy Houston 100%
Ross Johnson 100%
Betty Karnette 6%
Richard Keene 100%
Christine Kehoe 5%
William Knight 100%
Sheila Kuehl 6%
John Laird 5%
Jay La Suer 100%
Robert Leslie 100%
Lloyd Levine 5%
Sally Lieber 5%
John Longville 5%
Michael Machado 29%
Ken Maddox 95%
Abel Maldonado 90%
Bob Margett 94%
Barbara Matthews 75%
Bill Maze 100%
Cindy Montañez 5%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 95%
Eugene Mullin 5%
Kevin Murray 24%
George Nakano 15%
Joseph Nation 5%
Fabian Núñez 5%
Thomas Oller 100%
Jenny Oropeza 5%
Deborah Ortiz 12%
Robert Pacheco 100%
Nicole Parra 35%
Don Perata 6%
George Plescia 100%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Sarah Reyes 15%
Keith Stuart Richman 95%
Gloria Romero 6%
Sharon Runner 100%
Simón Salinas 5%
Steve Samuelian 100%
Jack Scott 18%
Byron Sher 12%
Nell Soto 6%
Tony Strickland 100%
John Vasconcellos 12%
Edward Vincent 24%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 5%
Patricia Wiggins 15%
Leland Yee 10%

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