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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Taxpayers' Association

2005 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Richard Ackerman 100%
Gregory Aghazarian 100%
James Battin 100%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100%
Sam Blakeslee 100%
Russell Bogh 100%
John Campbell III 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 100%
Dave Cox 100%
Lynn Daucher 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
Charles DeVore 100%
Robert Dutton 100%
Bill Emmerson 100%
Bonnie Garcia 100%
Tom Harman 100%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Shirley Horton 100%
Guy Houston 100%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 100%
Richard Keene 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100%
Jay La Suer 100%
Robert Leslie 100%
Abel Maldonado 100%
Bob Margett 100%
Bill Maze 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100%
Roger Niello 100%
George Plescia 100%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Keith Stuart Richman 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 100%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 100%
Audra Strickland 100%
Van Tran 100%
Thomas Umberg 100%
Mike Villines 100%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 100%
Mark Wyland 100%
Roy Ashburn 91%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 90%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 80%
Juan Arambula 70%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 67%
Joseph Canciamilla 53%
Ron Calderon 50%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 50%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 45%
Kevin Murray 45%
Debra Bowen 42%
Denise Ducheny 40%
Liz Figueroa 40%
Nicole Parra 40%
Edward Vincent 40%
Johan Klehs 38%
Michael Machado 38%
Rudy Bermúdez 36%
Dean Florez 36%
Alberto Torrico 36%
Sally Lieber 31%
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 30%
Edward Chavez 30%
Rebecca Cohn 30%
Joseph Dunn 30%
Mervyn Dymally 30%
Dario Frommer 30%
Jackie Goldberg 30%
John Laird 30%
Barbara Matthews 30%
Cindy Montañez 30%
Pedro Nava 30%
Fabian Núñez 30%
Don Perata 30%
Gloria Romero 30%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 30%
Richard Alarcón 27%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan No Party Affiliation 27%
Hector De La Torre 27%
Carole Migden 27%
Ira Ruskin 27%
Elaine Alquist 25%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 25%
Patty Berg 25%
Wesley Chesbro 25%
Joe Coto 25%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 25%
Betty Karnette 25%
Christine Kehoe 25%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 25%
Eugene Mullin 25%
Jenny Oropeza 25%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 25%
Jack Scott 25%
Nell Soto 25%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 25%
Leland Yee 25%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 23%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 23%
Lloyd Levine 23%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 23%
Noreen Evans 22%
Simón Salinas 22%
Joseph Nation 21%
Lori Saldaña 21%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 20%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 20%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 19%
Sheila Kuehl 18%
Martha Escutia 15%
Deborah Ortiz 15%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 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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