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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
Samuel Aanestad 100
James Battin 100
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100
Lou Correa 100
Dave Cox 100
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100
Charles DeVore 100
Robert Dutton 100
Michael Duvall 100
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 100
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 100
Bonnie Garcia 100
Martin Garrick 100
Dennis Hollingsworth 100
Guy Houston 100
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 100
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 100
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100
Bill Maze 100
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100
George Plescia 100
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 100
Jim Silva 100
Cameron Smyth 100
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 100
Audra Strickland 100
Van Tran 100
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 100
Mark Wyland 100
Anthony Adams 94
Gregory Aghazarian 94
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 94
Bill Emmerson 94
Tom Harman 94
Shirley Horton 94
Richard Keene 94
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 93
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 93
Roger Niello 93
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 93
Mike Villines 93
Richard Ackerman 92
Roy Ashburn 92
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 92
Abel Maldonado 92
Bob Margett 91
Sam Blakeslee 87
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 76
Laura Richardson 50
Nicole Parra 44
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 41
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 36
Charles Calderon 31
Gloria Negrete McLeod 31
Mary Salas 31
Michael Machado 29
Mike Davis 27
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 25
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 25
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian No Party Affiliation 24
Eugene Mullin 24
Amina Carter 21
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes No Party Affiliation 21
Mervyn Dymally 20
Lloyd Levine 20
Joe Coto 19
Hector De La Torre 19
Mike Eng 19
Sally Lieber 19
Jose Solorio 19
Alberto Torrico 19
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 18
Denise Ducheny 18
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 18
Pedro Nava 18
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 17
Jack Scott 15
Patricia Wiggins 15
Elaine Alquist 14
Juan Arambula 14
Christine Kehoe 14
Sheila Kuehl 14
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. No Party Affiliation 14
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 14
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 13
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 13
Patty Berg 13
Anna Caballero 13
Noreen Evans 13
Mike Feuer 13
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 13
Mary Hayashi 13
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 13
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 13
Betty Karnette 13
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 13
Fabian Núñez 13
Jenny Oropeza 13
Lori Saldaña 13
Nell Soto 13
Sandré Swanson 13
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 13
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 12
John Laird 12
Ira Ruskin 12
Edward Vincent 10
Don Perata 9
Ron Calderon 8
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 7
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 0
Ellen Corbett 0
Dean Florez 0
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0
Carole Migden 0
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 0
Gloria Romero 0
Darrell Steinberg 0
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 0
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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