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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Taxpayers' Association

2010 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 100%
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 100%
Bill Berryhill 100%
CA State Senate 14 Tom Berryhill Republican 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 100%
CA State Assembly 26 Connie Conway Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
Charles DeVore 100%
Robert Dutton 100%
Nathan Fletcher 100%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 100%
Martin Garrick 100%
Danny Gilmore 100%
CA State Assembly 55 Curt Hagman Republican 100%
CA State Assembly 73 Diane Harkey Republican 100%
Tom Harman 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 100%
CA State Senate 21 Steve Knight Republican 100%
CA State Assembly 3 Dan Logue Republican 100%
Jeff Miller 100%
CA State Assembly 42 Brian Nestande Republican 100%
Roger Niello 100%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Jim Silva 100%
Cameron Smyth 100%
Tony Strickland 100%
Audra Strickland 100%
Van Tran 100%
Mike Villines 100%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 100%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 100%
Roy Ashburn 94%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 93%
Anthony Adams 92%
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 92%
Chris Norby 92%
Alyson Huber 82%
CA State Assembly 16 Joan Buchanan Democratic 64%
CA State Assembly 56 Manuel Pérez Democratic 55%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 50%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 46%
Anna Caballero 42%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 27%
Denise Ducheny 25%
Alberto Torrico 21%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 18%
Warren Furutani 18%
Mike Eng 15%
Mary Hayashi 15%
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 15%
CA State Assembly 62 Steven Bradford Democratic 14%
Pedro Nava 14%
Jose Solorio 14%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 13%
Charles Calderon 12%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 11%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 11%
Amina Carter 10%
CA State Assembly 43 Mike Gatto Democratic 10%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 9%
CA State Assembly 64 Isadore Hall III Democratic 9%
Juan Arambula 8%
Mike Davis 8%
Hector De La Torre 8%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 8%
Fiona Ma 8%
Tony Mendoza 8%
CA State Assembly 53 John Pérez Democratic 8%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 8%
Mary Salas 8%
CA State Senate 32 Norma Torres Democratic 8%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 8%
CA State Assembly 17 Tom Ammiano Democratic 7%
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 7%
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 7%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 6%
Joe Coto 5%
Elaine Alquist 0%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 0%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 0%
Mike Feuer 0%
Dean Florez 0%
CA State Assembly 28 Paul Fong Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 0%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 0%
Christine Kehoe 0%
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
CA State Assembly 70 Bonnie Lowenthal Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 0%
Gloria Romero 0%
Ira Ruskin 0%
Lori Saldaña 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 0%
CA State Assembly 15 Nancy Skinner Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 0%
Sandré Swanson 0%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk 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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