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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 38 Joel Anderson Republican 100%
Bill Berryhill 100%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 100%
David Cogdill 100%
Connie Conway 100%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 46 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 Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 100%
Diane Harkey 100%
Tom Harman 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Robert Huff 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 100%
Dan Logue 100%
Jeff Miller 100%
Brian Nestande 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 U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 100%
Mark Wyland 100%
Roy Ashburn 94%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 93%
Anthony Adams 92%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 92%
Chris Norby 92%
Alyson Huber 82%
Joan Buchanan 64%
Manuel Pérez 55%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 50%
Roderick Wright 46%
CA State Assembly 30 Anna Caballero Democratic 42%
Ron Calderon 33%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 27%
Denise Ducheny 25%
Alberto Torrico 21%
Martin Block 18%
Warren Furutani 18%
Mike Eng 15%
Mary Hayashi 15%
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 15%
CA State Senate 35 Steven Bradford Democratic 14%
Pedro Nava 14%
Jose Solorio 14%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 13%
Charles Calderon 12%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 11%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 11%
Amina Carter 10%
Mike Gatto 10%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 9%
Isadore Hall III 9%
Juan Arambula 8%
Mike Davis 8%
Hector De La Torre 8%
Mark Leno 8%
Fiona Ma 8%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 8%
John Pérez 8%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 8%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 8%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 8%
Leland Yee 8%
Tom Ammiano 7%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 7%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 7%
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 6%
Joe Coto 5%
Elaine Alquist 0%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 0%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 0%
Wesley Chesbro 0%
Ellen Corbett 0%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 0%
Noreen Evans 0%
Mike Feuer 0%
Dean Florez 0%
Paul Fong 0%
Loni Hancock 0%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 0%
Dave Jones 0%
Christine Kehoe 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 0%
Carol Liu 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
Bonnie Lowenthal 0%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 0%
Fran Pavley 0%
Gloria Romero 0%
Ira Ruskin 0%
Lori Saldaña 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 0%
CA State Senate 9 Nancy Skinner Democratic 0%
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 0%
Sandré Swanson 0%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 0%
Lois Wolk 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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