Rating Group: California Taxpayers' Association

2007 Positions on Tax and Fiscal Policy

Issues: Taxes
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 100
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 13
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 100
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 100
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 100
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 17
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 12
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 41
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 13
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 100
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 0
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 100
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 13
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 76
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 93
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 13
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 13
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 13
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 100
CA State Senate-21 Sharon Runner R 100
CA State Senate-22 Edward Hernandez D 25
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 18
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 100
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 36
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 93
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 0
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 13
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 100
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 7
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 100
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 94
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 14
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo N/A 0
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian N/A 24
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 92
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes N/A 21
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. N/A 14
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 0
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 18
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 93
Samuel Aanestad 100
Richard Ackerman 92
Anthony Adams 94
Gregory Aghazarian 94
Elaine Alquist 14
Juan Arambula 14
Roy Ashburn 92
James Battin 100
Patty Berg 13
Sam Blakeslee 87
Anna Caballero 13
Charles Calderon 31
Ron Calderon 8
Amina Carter 21
Ellen Corbett 0
Lou Correa 100
Joe Coto 19
Dave Cox 100
Mike Davis 27
Hector De La Torre 19
Charles DeVore 100
Denise Ducheny 18
Robert Dutton 100
Michael Duvall 100
Mervyn Dymally 20
Bill Emmerson 94
Mike Eng 19
Noreen Evans 13
Mike Feuer 13
Dean Florez 0
Bonnie Garcia 100
Martin Garrick 100
Tom Harman 94
Mary Hayashi 13
Dennis Hollingsworth 100
Shirley Horton 94
Guy Houston 100
Betty Karnette 13
Richard Keene 94
Christine Kehoe 14
Sheila Kuehl 14
John Laird 12
Lloyd Levine 20
Sally Lieber 19
Michael Machado 29
Abel Maldonado 92
Bob Margett 91
Bill Maze 100
Carole Migden 0
Eugene Mullin 24
Pedro Nava 18
Gloria Negrete McLeod 31
Roger Niello 93
Fabian Núñez 13
Jenny Oropeza 13
Nicole Parra 44
Don Perata 9
George Plescia 100
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 25
Laura Richardson 50
Gloria Romero 0
Ira Ruskin 12
Mary Salas 31
Lori Saldaña 13
Jack Scott 15
Jim Silva 100
Cameron Smyth 100
Jose Solorio 19
Nell Soto 13
Darrell Steinberg 0
Audra Strickland 100
Sandré Swanson 13
Alberto Torrico 19
Van Tran 100
Mike Villines 93
Edward Vincent 10
Patricia Wiggins 15
Mark Wyland 100
Leland Yee 0

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