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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Manufacturers and Technology Association

2007 Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy

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

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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