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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Manufacturers and Technology Association

2006 Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 80
Richard Ackerman 90
Gregory Aghazarian 90
Richard Alarcón 11
Elaine Alquist 0
Juan Arambula 0
Roy Ashburn 80
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 10
James Battin 80
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 90
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
Ray 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
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 90
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
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 0
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 50
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 0
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 10
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 0
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 0
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 10
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 10
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 10
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 20
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 30
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 20
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 0
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 0
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 0
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 20
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 10
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 90
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 90
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 90
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 90
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 90
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 90
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 90
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 90

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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