Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Taxpayers' Association

2003 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Richard Ackerman 100%
Gregory Aghazarian 100%
Roy Ashburn 100%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 100%
James Battin 100%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100%
Russell Bogh 100%
James Brulte 100%
John Campbell III 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 100%
Dave Cox 100%
Lynn Daucher 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
Robert Dutton 100%
Bonnie Garcia 100%
Tom Harman 100%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Guy Houston 100%
Ross Johnson 100%
Richard Keene 100%
William Knight 100%
Jay La Suer 100%
Robert Leslie 100%
Bill Maze 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100%
Thomas Oller 100%
Robert Pacheco 100%
George Plescia 100%
Charles Poochigian 100%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 100%
Steve Samuelian 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 100%
Tony Strickland 100%
Mark Wyland 100%
Shirley Horton 95%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 95%
Ken Maddox 95%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 95%
Keith Stuart Richman 95%
Bob Margett 94%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 94%
Abel Maldonado 90%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 88%
Barbara Matthews 75%
Lou Correa 70%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 45%
Joseph Canciamilla 35%
Nicole Parra 35%
John Anthony Dutra 30%
Debra Bowen 29%
Michael Machado 29%
Dean Florez 24%
Kevin Murray 24%
Edward Vincent 24%
Rebecca Cohn 20%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 20%
Wesley Chesbro 18%
Jack Scott 18%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 18%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 18%
Dario Frommer 15%
George Nakano 15%
Sarah Reyes 15%
Patricia Wiggins 15%
John Burton 12%
Denise Ducheny 12%
Joseph Dunn 12%
Deborah Ortiz 12%
Byron Sher 12%
John Vasconcellos 12%
Rudy Bermúdez 10%
Ron Calderon 10%
Edward Chavez 10%
Ellen Corbett 10%
Manny Diaz 10%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 10%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 10%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 10%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 10%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 10%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 10%
Leland Yee 10%
Richard Alarcón 6%
Deirdre Alpert 6%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 6%
Martha Escutia 6%
Liz Figueroa 6%
Betty Karnette 6%
Sheila Kuehl 6%
Don Perata 6%
Gloria Romero 6%
Nell Soto 6%
Patty Berg 5%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 5%
Mervyn Dymally 5%
Jackie Goldberg 5%
Christine Kehoe 5%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz No Party Affiliation 5%
John Laird 5%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 5%
Lloyd Levine 5%
Sally Lieber 5%
John Longville 5%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 5%
Cindy Montañez 5%
Eugene Mullin 5%
Joseph Nation 5%
Fabian Núñez 5%
Jenny Oropeza 5%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 5%
Simón Salinas 5%
Darrell Steinberg 5%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 5%

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.

Skip to top
Back to top