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