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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Taxpayers' Association

2003 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 95%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 18%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 10%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 5%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 10%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 94%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 5%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 88%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 10%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 5%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 10%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 10%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 18%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 5%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 5%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 10%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 45%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 10%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 29%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 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%

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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