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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Taxpayers' Association

2007 Positions on Tax and Fiscal Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 100
Richard Ackerman 92
Anthony Adams 94
Gregory Aghazarian 94
Elaine Alquist 14
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 93
Juan Arambula 14
Roy Ashburn 92
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 13
James Battin 100
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 13
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 94
Patty Berg 13
CA State Senate 14 Thomas Berryhill Republican 93
Sam Blakeslee 87
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 12
Anna Caballero 13
Charles Calderon 31
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 8
Amina Carter 21
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 0
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 92
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 0
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 100
Joe Coto 19
Dave Cox 100
Mike Davis 27
Hector De La Torre 19
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 18
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 17
Charles DeVore 100
Denise Ducheny 18
Robert Dutton 100
Michael Duvall 100
Mervyn Dymally 20
Bill Emmerson 94
Mike Eng 19
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 13
Mike Feuer 13
Dean Florez 0
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 21
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 100
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 100
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 76
Bonnie Garcia 100
Martin Garrick 100
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 13
Tom Harman 94
Mary Hayashi 13
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 25
Dennis Hollingsworth 100
Shirley Horton 94
Guy Houston 100
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 100
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 13
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 13
Betty Karnette 13
Richard Keene 94
Christine Kehoe 14
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 24
Sheila Kuehl 14
John Laird 12
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 13
Lloyd Levine 20
Sally Lieber 19
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 41
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0
Fiona Ma 18
Michael Machado 29
Abel Maldonado 92
Bob Margett 91
Bill Maze 100
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100
Tony Mendoza 36
Carole Migden 0
Eugene Mullin 24
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100
Pedro Nava 18
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 31
Roger Niello 93
Fabian Núñez 13
Jenny Oropeza 13
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 0
Nicole Parra 44
Don Perata 9
George Plescia 100
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 25
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 14
Laura Richardson 50
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 7
Gloria Romero 0
George Runner, Jr. 93
Sharon Runner 100
Ira Ruskin 12
Mary Salas 31
Lori Saldaña 13
Jack Scott 15
Jim Silva 100
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 14
Cameron Smyth 100
Jose Solorio 19
Nell Soto 13
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 100
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 0
Audra Strickland 100
Sandré Swanson 13
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 0
Alberto Torrico 19
Van Tran 100
Mike Villines 93
Edward Vincent 10
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 100
Patricia Wiggins 15
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 13
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 100
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 0

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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