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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Taxpayers' Association

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Ackerman 100%
Steve Charles Baldwin 100%
James Battin 100%
Marilyn Brewer 100%
James Brulte 100%
Raymond Haynes, Jr. 100%
Ross Johnson 100%
Howard Kaloogian 100%
William Knight 100%
Bill Leonard 100%
Robert Leslie 100%
John Lewis 100%
Bob Margett 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 100%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Keith Olberg 100%
Thomas Oller 100%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Bruce Thompson 100%
Cathie Wright 100%
Roy Ashburn 93%
Scott Baugh 93%
Bill Campbell 93%
Peter Frusetta 93%
Lynne Leach 93%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 93%
Rod Pacheco 93%
Charles Poochigian 93%
James Cunneen 92%
George House, Jr. 92%
K. Maurice Johannessen 92%
David Kelley 92%
Richard Mountjoy 92%
Brett Granlund 86%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 83%
Richard Keith Rainey 69%
Michael Machado 56%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
Robert Hertzberg 46%
Jack Scott 46%
Howard Wayne 46%
Sally Havice 43%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cardenas Democratic 42%
Steve Peace 42%
Elaine Alquist 39%
Joe Baca, Sr. 39%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 39%
Denise Ducheny 39%
Kerry Mazzoni 39%
Louis Papan 39%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 39%
Scott Wildman 39%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 39%
Dion Aroner 36%
Martha Escutia 36%
Liz Figueroa 36%
Martin Gallegos 36%
Patrick Johnston 36%
Fred Keeley 36%
Wally Knox 36%
Ted Lempert 36%
Carole Migden 36%
Deborah Ortiz 36%
Don Perata 36%
Kevin Shelley 36%
Virginia Strom-Martin 36%
Helen Thomson 36%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 36%
Antonio Villaraigosa 36%
Edward Vincent 36%
Carl Washington 36%
John Vasconcellos 33%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 31%
Teresa Hughes 31%
Kevin Murray 31%
Jack O'Connell 31%
Byron Sher 31%
Hilda Solis 31%
Richard Floyd 30%
Sheila Kuehl 29%
Deirdre Alpert 27%
Tom Hayden 25%
Betty Karnette 25%
Richard Polanco 22%
John Burton 9%

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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