Rating Group: California Manufacturers and Technology Association

2006 Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 100
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 90
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 90
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 0
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 90
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 0
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 20
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 0
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 30
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 0
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 0
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 10
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 20
CA State Senate-8 Leland Yee D 10
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 0
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 10
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 20
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 0
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 10
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 90
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 90
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 90
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 0
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 0
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 0
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 0
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 90
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 90
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 0
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 50
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz D 10
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 90
CA Council Member-At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 10
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 90
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 0
Samuel Aanestad 80
Richard Ackerman 90
Gregory Aghazarian 90
Richard Alarcón 11
Elaine Alquist 0
Juan Arambula 0
Roy Ashburn 80
James Battin 80
Patty Berg 0
Rudy Bermúdez 0
Sam Blakeslee 80
Russell Bogh 90
Charles Calderon 30
Joseph Canciamilla 50
Edward Chavez 10
Rebecca Cohn 0
Joe Coto 0
Dave Cox 90
Lynn Daucher 80
Hector De La Torre 0
Charles DeVore 100
Denise Ducheny 0
Joseph Dunn 10
Robert Dutton 90
Mervyn Dymally 0
Bill Emmerson 90
Martha Escutia 0
Liz Figueroa 0
Dean Florez 30
Dario Frommer 0
Bonnie Garcia 80
Jackie Goldberg 0
Tom Harman 40
Raymond Haynes, Jr. 90
Dennis Hollingsworth 90
Jerome Horton 10
Shirley Horton 70
Guy Houston 90
Betty Karnette 0
Richard Keene 80
Christine Kehoe 0
Johan Klehs 20
Sheila Kuehl 0
John Laird 0
Jay La Suer 90
Robert Leslie 90
Lloyd Levine 0
Sally Lieber 0
Michael Machado 40
Abel Maldonado 80
Bob Margett 90
Barbara Matthews 60
Bill Maze 90
Carole Migden 0
Cindy Montañez 0
William Phillip Morrow 90
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 90
Eugene Mullin 0
Kevin Murray 30
Joseph Nation 0
Pedro Nava 0
Roger Niello 90
Fabian Núñez 0
Jenny Oropeza 0
Deborah Ortiz 20
Nicole Parra 40
Don Perata 10
George Plescia 90
Charles Poochigian 90
Keith Stuart Richman 80
Gloria Romero 0
George Runner, Jr. 80
Sharon Runner 90
Ira Ruskin 0
Lori Saldaña 0
Simón Salinas 0
Jack Scott 0
Nell Soto 0
Audra Strickland 90
Alberto Torrico 10
Van Tran 89
Thomas Umberg 10
Mike Villines 90
Edward Vincent 0

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