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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Taxpayers' Association

2007 Positions on Tax and Fiscal Policy

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 13
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 17
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 12
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 41
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 13
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 100
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 13
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 76
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 93
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 13
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 13
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 13
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 100
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 100
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 25
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 18
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 100
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 36
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 93
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 0
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 13
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 31
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 7
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 100
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 94
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 14
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 0
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 24
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 92
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 21
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 14
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 0
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 18
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 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
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

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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