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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 6%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 95%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 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 5%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 88%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 10%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock 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 State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 100%
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 36 Pat Bates 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 State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 20%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 18%
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Richard Ackerman 100%
Gregory Aghazarian 100%
Richard Alarcón 6%
Deirdre Alpert 6%
Roy Ashburn 100%
James Battin 100%
Patty Berg 5%
Rudy Bermúdez 10%
Russell Bogh 100%
Debra Bowen 29%
James Brulte 100%
John Burton 12%
Ron Calderon 10%
John Campbell III 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 35%
Edward Chavez 10%
Wesley Chesbro 18%
Rebecca Cohn 20%
Ellen Corbett 10%
Lou Correa 70%
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%
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%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 45%
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%
Simón Salinas 5%
Steve Samuelian 100%
Jack Scott 18%
Byron Sher 12%
Nell Soto 6%
Darrell Steinberg 5%
Tony Strickland 100%
John Vasconcellos 12%
Edward Vincent 24%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 5%
Patricia Wiggins 15%
Mark Wyland 100%
Leland Yee 10%

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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