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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Taxpayers' Association

2005 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 23%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 10%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan No Party Affiliation 27%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 30%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 23%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 20%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 20%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 25%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 25%
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 30%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 23%
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Richard Ackerman 100%
Gregory Aghazarian 100%
Richard Alarcón 27%
Elaine Alquist 25%
Juan Arambula 70%
Roy Ashburn 91%
James Battin 100%
Patty Berg 25%
Rudy Bermúdez 36%
Sam Blakeslee 100%
Russell Bogh 100%
Debra Bowen 42%
Ron Calderon 50%
John Campbell III 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 53%
Edward Chavez 30%
Wesley Chesbro 25%
David Cogdill 100%
Rebecca Cohn 30%
Joe Coto 25%
Dave Cox 100%
Lynn Daucher 100%
Hector De La Torre 27%
Charles DeVore 100%
Denise Ducheny 40%
Joe Dunn 30%
Robert Dutton 100%
Mervyn Dymally 30%
Bill Emmerson 100%
Martha Escutia 15%
Noreen Evans 22%
Liz Figueroa 40%
Dean Florez 36%
Dario Frommer 30%
Bonnie Garcia 100%
Jackie Goldberg 30%
Tom Harman 100%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Jerome Horton 45%
Shirley Horton 100%
Guy Houston 100%
Dave Jones 19%
Betty Karnette 25%
Richard Keene 100%
Christine Kehoe 25%
Johan Klehs 38%
Sheila Kuehl 18%
John Laird 30%
Jay La Suer 100%
Robert Leslie 100%
Lloyd Levine 23%
Sally Lieber 31%
Michael Machado 38%
Abel Maldonado 100%
Bob Margett 100%
Barbara Matthews 30%
Bill Maze 100%
Carole Migden 27%
Cindy Montañez 30%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 100%
Eugene Mullin 25%
Kevin Murray 45%
Joseph Nation 21%
Pedro Nava 30%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 90%
Roger Niello 100%
Fabian Núñez 30%
Jenny Oropeza 25%
Deborah Ortiz 15%
Nicole Parra 40%
Don Perata 30%
George Plescia 100%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Keith Stuart Richman 100%
Gloria Romero 30%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Sharon Runner 100%
Ira Ruskin 27%
Lori Saldaña 21%
Simón Salinas 22%
Jack Scott 25%
Nell Soto 25%
Audra Strickland 100%
Alberto Torrico 36%
Van Tran 100%
Thomas Umberg 100%
Mike Villines 100%
Edward Vincent 40%
Mark Wyland 100%
Leland Yee 25%

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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