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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
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 100
Roy Ashburn 100
James Battin 100
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100
CA State Senate 14 Tom Berryhill Republican 100
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 100
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100
Dave Cox 100
Robert Dutton 100
Michael Duvall 100
Bill Emmerson 100
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 100
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 100
Bonnie Garcia 100
Martin Garrick 100
Tom Harman 100
Dennis Hollingsworth 100
Shirley Horton 100
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 100
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 100
Richard Keene 100
Bob Margett 100
Bill Maze 100
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100
Roger Niello 100
George Plescia 100
George Runner, Jr. 100
Sharon Runner 100
Jim Silva 100
Cameron Smyth 100
Nell Soto 100
Audra Strickland 100
Van Tran 100
Mike Villines 100
Sam Blakeslee 89
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 89
Charles DeVore 89
Guy Houston 89
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 89
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 89
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 89
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 89
Abel Maldonado 78
Nicole Parra 44
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 33
Edward Vincent 33
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 22
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 22
Sheila Kuehl 22
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 22
Michael Machado 22
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 22
Elaine Alquist 11
Juan Arambula 11
Patty Berg 11
Charles Calderon 11
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 11
Hector De La Torre 11
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 11
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 11
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 11
John Laird 11
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 11
Pedro Nava 11
Jenny Oropeza 11
Don Perata 11
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 11
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 11
Sandré Swanson 11
Alberto Torrico 11
Patricia Wiggins 11
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 11
Leland Yee 11
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 0
Anna Caballero 0
Amina Carter 0
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 0
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 0
Joe Coto 0
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 0
Denise Ducheny 0
Mervyn Dymally 0
Mike Eng 0
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 0
Mike Feuer 0
Dean Florez 0
Mary Hayashi 0
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 0
Betty Karnette 0
Christine Kehoe 0
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 0
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 0
Lloyd Levine 0
Sally Lieber 0
Fiona Ma 0
Tony Mendoza 0
Carole Migden 0
Eugene Mullin 0
Fabian Núñez 0
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 0
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 0
Gloria Romero 0
Ira Ruskin 0
Mary Salas 0
Lori Saldaña 0
Jack Scott 0
Jose Solorio 0
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 0
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 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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