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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Taxpayers' Association

2010 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 0%
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 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
CA State Assembly 43 Mike Gatto Democratic 10%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 93%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 50%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 8%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 13%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 92%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 15%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 7%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 100%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 8%
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 9%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 100%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 18%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 7%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 0%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 8%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 0%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 9%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 0%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 100%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 11%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 8%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 0%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey Republican 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 8%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 100%
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Anthony Adams 92%
Elaine Alquist 0%
Tom Ammiano 7%
Juan Arambula 8%
Roy Ashburn 94%
Bill Berryhill 100%
Steven Bradford 14%
Joan Buchanan 64%
Anna Caballero 42%
Charles Calderon 12%
Ron Calderon 33%
Amina Carter 10%
Wesley Chesbro 0%
Connie Conway 100%
Ellen Corbett 0%
Lou Correa 100%
Joe Coto 5%
Mike Davis 8%
Hector De La Torre 8%
Charles DeVore 100%
Denise Ducheny 25%
Robert Dutton 100%
Mike Eng 15%
Noreen Evans 0%
Mike Feuer 0%
Nathan Fletcher 100%
Dean Florez 0%
Paul Fong 0%
Warren Furutani 18%
Martin Garrick 100%
Danny Gilmore 100%
Tom Harman 100%
Mary Hayashi 15%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Alyson Huber 82%
Christine Kehoe 0%
Dan Logue 100%
Bonnie Lowenthal 0%
Jeff Miller 100%
Pedro Nava 14%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 27%
Brian Nestande 100%
Roger Niello 100%
Chris Norby 92%
John Pérez 8%
Manuel Pérez 55%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 6%
Gloria Romero 0%
Ira Ruskin 0%
Lori Saldaña 0%
Jim Silva 100%
Nancy Skinner 0%
Cameron Smyth 100%
Jose Solorio 14%
Darrell Steinberg 0%
Tony Strickland 100%
Audra Strickland 100%
Sandré Swanson 0%
Alberto Torrico 21%
Van Tran 100%
Mike Villines 100%
Roderick Wright 46%
Mark Wyland 100%
Leland Yee 8%

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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