Rating Group: California Taxpayers' Association

2008 Positions

Issues: Taxes

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Alex Padilla Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 13%
CA State Senate - 12 Anna Caballero Democratic 17%
CA State Senate - 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 18%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 15%
CA Mayor Mary Salas 15%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Kevin Jeffries 100%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 7%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 29%
CA Council Member - 2 Paul Krekorian 11%
CA Council Member - 9 Curren Price, Jr. 20%
CA Council Member - 14 Kevin De Leon 10%
CA Council Member - At-Large Cameron Smyth 100%
CA Treasurer Fiona Ma Democratic 25%
CA County Supervisor - 2 Joel Anderson 100%
Samuel Aanestad 93%
Anthony Adams 100%
Elaine Alquist 13%
Juan Arambula 18%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Jim Beall, Jr. 14%
Tom Berryhill 100%
Sam Blakeslee 100%
Charles Calderon 17%
Ron Calderon 42%
Amina Carter 19%
David Cogdill 100%
Ellen Corbett 13%
Joe Coto 15%
Dave Cox 100%
Mike Davis 6%
Hector De La Torre 14%
Jeff Denham 100%
Charles DeVore 100%
Denise Ducheny 33%
Robert Dutton 100%
Michael Duvall 100%
Bill Emmerson 100%
Mike Eng 10%
Noreen Evans 5%
Mike Feuer 18%
Dean Florez 13%
Felipe Fuentes 30%
Jean Fuller 100%
Warren Furutani 14%
Ted Gaines 100%
Cathleen Galgiani 86%
Martin Garrick 100%
Tom Harman 100%
Mary Hayashi 14%
Ed Hernandez 26%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Dave Jones 10%
Christine Kehoe 7%
Abel Maldonado 100%
Tony Mendoza 20%
Pedro Nava 19%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 50%
Roger Niello 100%
Jenny Oropeza 24%
Gloria Romero 15%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Ira Ruskin 18%
Lori Saldaña 10%
Jim Silva 100%
Jose Solorio 29%
Audra Strickland 100%
Sandré Swanson 5%
Tom Torlakson 8%
Alberto Torrico 20%
Van Tran 100%
Mike Villines 100%
Patricia Wiggins 18%
Mark Wyland 100%
Leland Yee 15%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Alex Padilla D 21%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 10%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 5%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 10%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 25%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 10%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 77%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 13%
CA State Senate - 12 Anna Caballero D 17%
CA State Senate - 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. D 18%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg D 15%
CA Mayor Mary Salas 15%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Kevin Jeffries 100%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian N/A 7%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 29%
CA Council Member - 2 Paul Krekorian 11%
CA Council Member - 9 Curren Price, Jr. 20%
CA Council Member - 14 Kevin De Leon 10%
CA Council Member - At-Large Cameron Smyth 100%
CA Treasurer Fiona Ma D 25%
CA County Supervisor - 2 Joel Anderson 100%
Samuel Aanestad 93%
Anthony Adams 100%
Elaine Alquist 13%
Juan Arambula 18%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Jim Beall, Jr. 14%
Tom Berryhill 100%
Sam Blakeslee 100%
Charles Calderon 17%
Ron Calderon 42%
Amina Carter 19%
David Cogdill 100%
Ellen Corbett 13%
Joe Coto 15%
Dave Cox 100%
Mike Davis 6%
Hector De La Torre 14%
Jeff Denham 100%
Charles DeVore 100%
Denise Ducheny 33%
Robert Dutton 100%
Michael Duvall 100%
Bill Emmerson 100%
Mike Eng 10%
Noreen Evans 5%
Mike Feuer 18%
Dean Florez 13%
Felipe Fuentes 30%
Jean Fuller 100%
Warren Furutani 14%
Ted Gaines 100%
Cathleen Galgiani 86%
Martin Garrick 100%
Tom Harman 100%
Mary Hayashi 14%
Ed Hernandez 26%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Dave Jones 10%
Christine Kehoe 7%
Abel Maldonado 100%
Tony Mendoza 20%
Pedro Nava 19%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 50%
Roger Niello 100%
Jenny Oropeza 24%
Gloria Romero 15%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Ira Ruskin 18%
Lori Saldaña 10%
Jim Silva 100%
Jose Solorio 29%
Audra Strickland 100%
Sandré Swanson 5%
Tom Torlakson 8%
Alberto Torrico 20%
Van Tran 100%
Mike Villines 100%
Patricia Wiggins 18%
Mark Wyland 100%
Leland Yee 15%
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