Rating Group: California Taxpayers' Association

2002 Positions

Issues: Taxes

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 92%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 20%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates Republican 90%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 10%
CA Supervisor - 3 Wilma Chan 10%
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 8%
CA Supervisor - 5 Bruce McPherson 85%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 10%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 30%
CA Council Member - 5 Paul Koretz 10%
Samuel Aanestad 90%
Richard Ackerman 92%
Richard Alarcón 8%
Deirdre Alpert 8%
Roy Ashburn 90%
James Battin 92%
Russell Bogh 90%
Debra Bowen 15%
James Brulte 92%
John Burton 8%
Ron Calderon 20%
John Campbell III 90%
Joseph Canciamilla 10%
Edward Chavez 20%
Wesley Chesbro 8%
David Cogdill 90%
Rebecca Cohn 10%
Ellen Corbett 10%
Dave Cox 90%
Lynn Daucher 90%
Manny Diaz 10%
Joe Dunn 38%
John Anthony Dutra 20%
Martha Escutia 31%
Liz Figueroa 0%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 20%
Dean Florez 40%
Dario Frommer 10%
Jackie Goldberg 10%
Tom Harman 90%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 92%
Dennis Hollingsworth 90%
Jerome Horton 20%
Hannah-Beth Jackson 10%
Ross Johnson 92%
Betty Karnette 8%
Christine Kehoe 10%
William Knight 92%
Jay La Suer 90%
Robert Leslie 90%
Carol Liu 10%
John Longville 10%
Michael Machado 23%
Ken Maddox 90%
Abel Maldonado 90%
Bob Margett 92%
Barbara Matthews 40%
William Phillip Morrow 92%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 90%
Kevin Murray 8%
George Nakano 20%
Joseph Nation 10%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 20%
Thomas Oller 92%
Jenny Oropeza 20%
Deborah Ortiz 8%
Robert Pacheco 90%
Fran Pavley 20%
Don Perata 8%
Charles Poochigian 92%
Sarah Reyes 20%
Keith Stuart Richman 70%
Gloria Romero 8%
Simón Salinas 10%
Jack Scott 15%
Byron Sher 8%
Nell Soto 15%
Tony Strickland 90%
Tom Torlakson 8%
John Vasconcellos 8%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 10%
Patricia Wiggins 10%
Mark Wyland 90%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 92%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 15%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 10%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 30%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 10%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 20%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates R 90%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg D 10%
CA Supervisor - 3 Wilma Chan 10%
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 8%
CA Supervisor - 5 Bruce McPherson 85%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian N/A 10%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 30%
CA Council Member - 5 Paul Koretz 10%
Samuel Aanestad 90%
Richard Ackerman 92%
Richard Alarcón 8%
Deirdre Alpert 8%
Roy Ashburn 90%
James Battin 92%
Russell Bogh 90%
Debra Bowen 15%
James Brulte 92%
John Burton 8%
Ron Calderon 20%
John Campbell III 90%
Joseph Canciamilla 10%
Edward Chavez 20%
Wesley Chesbro 8%
David Cogdill 90%
Rebecca Cohn 10%
Ellen Corbett 10%
Dave Cox 90%
Lynn Daucher 90%
Manny Diaz 10%
Joe Dunn 38%
John Anthony Dutra 20%
Martha Escutia 31%
Liz Figueroa 0%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 20%
Dean Florez 40%
Dario Frommer 10%
Jackie Goldberg 10%
Tom Harman 90%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 92%
Dennis Hollingsworth 90%
Jerome Horton 20%
Hannah-Beth Jackson 10%
Ross Johnson 92%
Betty Karnette 8%
Christine Kehoe 10%
William Knight 92%
Jay La Suer 90%
Robert Leslie 90%
Carol Liu 10%
John Longville 10%
Michael Machado 23%
Ken Maddox 90%
Abel Maldonado 90%
Bob Margett 92%
Barbara Matthews 40%
William Phillip Morrow 92%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 90%
Kevin Murray 8%
George Nakano 20%
Joseph Nation 10%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 20%
Thomas Oller 92%
Jenny Oropeza 20%
Deborah Ortiz 8%
Robert Pacheco 90%
Fran Pavley 20%
Don Perata 8%
Charles Poochigian 92%
Sarah Reyes 20%
Keith Stuart Richman 70%
Gloria Romero 8%
Simón Salinas 10%
Jack Scott 15%
Byron Sher 8%
Nell Soto 15%
Tony Strickland 90%
Tom Torlakson 8%
John Vasconcellos 8%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 10%
Patricia Wiggins 10%
Mark Wyland 90%
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