Rating Group: California Manufacturers and Technology Association

2007 Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 89
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 0
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 100
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 100
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 89
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 0
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 0
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 22
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 0
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 89
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 11
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 100
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 11
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 22
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 100
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 22
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 0
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 0
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 100
CA State Senate-21 Sharon Runner R 100
CA State Senate-22 Edward Hernandez D 0
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 11
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 100
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 0
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 100
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 0
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 11
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas 0
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 100
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 11
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 89
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 100
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian D 33
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 0
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian 0
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 100
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes 11
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. 0
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 0
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 0
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 100
Samuel Aanestad 100
Richard Ackerman 100
Anthony Adams 100
Gregory Aghazarian 100
Elaine Alquist 11
Juan Arambula 11
Roy Ashburn 100
James Battin 100
Patty Berg 11
Sam Blakeslee 89
Anna Caballero 0
Charles Calderon 11
Ron Calderon 11
Amina Carter 0
Ellen Corbett 0
Joe Coto 0
Dave Cox 100
Hector De La Torre 11
Charles DeVore 89
Denise Ducheny 0
Robert Dutton 100
Michael Duvall 100
Mervyn Dymally 0
Bill Emmerson 100
Mike Eng 0
Noreen Evans 0
Mike Feuer 0
Dean Florez 0
Bonnie Garcia 100
Martin Garrick 100
Tom Harman 100
Mary Hayashi 0
Dennis Hollingsworth 100
Shirley Horton 100
Guy Houston 89
Betty Karnette 0
Richard Keene 100
Christine Kehoe 0
Sheila Kuehl 22
John Laird 11
Lloyd Levine 0
Sally Lieber 0
Michael Machado 22
Abel Maldonado 78
Bob Margett 100
Bill Maze 100
Carole Migden 0
Eugene Mullin 0
Pedro Nava 11
Gloria Negrete McLeod 22
Roger Niello 100
Fabian Núñez 0
Jenny Oropeza 11
Nicole Parra 44
Don Perata 11
George Plescia 100
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 11
Gloria Romero 0
Ira Ruskin 0
Lori Saldaña 0
Jack Scott 0
Jim Silva 100
Cameron Smyth 100
Jose Solorio 0
Nell Soto 100
Darrell Steinberg 0
Audra Strickland 100
Sandré Swanson 11
Alberto Torrico 11
Van Tran 100
Mike Villines 100
Edward Vincent 33
Patricia Wiggins 11
Mark Wyland 89
Leland Yee 11

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