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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Taxpayers' Association

1997 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 93%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 83%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 39%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 36%
Richard Ackerman 100%
Deirdre Alpert 27%
Elaine Alquist 39%
Dion Aroner 36%
Roy Ashburn 93%
Joe Baca, Sr. 39%
Steve Charles Baldwin 100%
James Battin 100%
Scott Baugh 93%
Marilyn Brewer 100%
James Brulte 100%
John Burton 9%
Bill Campbell 93%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
James Cunneen 92%
Denise Ducheny 39%
Martha Escutia 36%
Liz Figueroa 36%
Richard Floyd 30%
Peter Frusetta 93%
Martin Gallegos 36%
Brett Granlund 86%
Sally Havice 43%
Tom Hayden 25%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Robert Hertzberg 46%
George House, Jr. 92%
Teresa Hughes 31%
K. Maurice Johannessen 92%
Ross Johnson 100%
Patrick Johnston 36%
Howard Kaloogian 100%
Betty Karnette 25%
Fred Keeley 36%
David Kelley 92%
William Knight 100%
Wally Knox 36%
Sheila Kuehl 29%
Lynne Leach 93%
Ted Lempert 36%
Bill Leonard 100%
Robert Leslie 100%
John Lewis 100%
Michael Machado 56%
Bob Margett 100%
Kerry Mazzoni 39%
Carole Migden 36%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Richard Mountjoy 92%
Kevin Murray 31%
Jack O'Connell 31%
Keith Olberg 100%
Thomas Oller 100%
Deborah Ortiz 36%
Rod Pacheco 93%
Louis Papan 39%
Steve Peace 42%
Don Perata 36%
Richard Polanco 22%
Charles Poochigian 93%
Richard Keith Rainey 69%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Jack Scott 46%
Kevin Shelley 36%
Byron Sher 31%
Hilda Solis 31%
Virginia Strom-Martin 36%
Bruce Thompson 100%
Helen Thomson 36%
John Vasconcellos 33%
Antonio Villaraigosa 36%
Edward Vincent 36%
Carl Washington 36%
Howard Wayne 46%
Scott Wildman 39%
Cathie Wright 100%
Roderick Wright 39%

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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