Rating Group: California Taxpayers' Association

2008 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 10%
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 5%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 10%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 25%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 10%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 13%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 100%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 86%
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 100%
CA State Senate-15 Jim Beall, Jr. D 14%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 100%
CA State Senate-22 Ed Hernandez D 26%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 10%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 20%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 100%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 21%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 10%
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas 15%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 100%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian D 7%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 29%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian 11%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 100%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes 30%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. 20%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 8%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 25%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 100%
Samuel Aanestad 93%
Anthony Adams 100%
Elaine Alquist 13%
Juan Arambula 18%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Sam Blakeslee 100%
Anna Caballero 17%
Charles Calderon 17%
Ron Calderon 42%
Amina Carter 19%
Ellen Corbett 13%
Lou Correa 77%
Joe Coto 15%
Dave Cox 100%
Mike Davis 6%
Hector De La Torre 14%
Charles DeVore 100%
Denise Ducheny 33%
Robert Dutton 100%
Michael Duvall 100%
Bill Emmerson 100%
Mike Eng 10%
Noreen Evans 5%
Mike Feuer 18%
Dean Florez 13%
Warren Furutani 14%
Martin Garrick 100%
Tom Harman 100%
Mary Hayashi 14%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Christine Kehoe 7%
Abel Maldonado 100%
Pedro Nava 19%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 50%
Roger Niello 100%
Jenny Oropeza 24%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 18%
Gloria Romero 15%
Ira Ruskin 18%
Lori Saldaña 10%
Jim Silva 100%
Cameron Smyth 100%
Jose Solorio 29%
Darrell Steinberg 15%
Audra Strickland 100%
Sandré Swanson 5%
Alberto Torrico 20%
Van Tran 100%
Mike Villines 100%
Patricia Wiggins 18%
Mark Wyland 100%
Leland Yee 15%

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