Rating Group: California Manufacturers and Technology Association

2008 Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 91
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 9
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 91
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 91
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 91
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 9
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 27
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 9
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 9
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 91
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 9
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 18
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 55
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 9
CA State Senate-7 Mark DeSaulnier D 9
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 9
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 9
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 9
CA State Senate-14 Tom Berryhill R 82
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 9
CA State Senate-18 Jean Fuller R 91
CA State Senate-20 Alex Padilla D 9
CA State Senate-22 Kevin de Leon D 9
CA State Senate-24 Edward Hernandez D 9
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 9
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 82
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 55
CA State Senate-36 Joel Anderson R 91
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 91
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 9
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 91
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 27
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 91
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 100
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 9
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 18
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian D 18
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 91
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes D 9
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. D 9
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 9
Samuel Aanestad 91
Richard Ackerman 90
Anthony Adams 82
Gregory Aghazarian 91
Elaine Alquist 9
Juan Arambula 9
Roy Ashburn 91
James Battin 91
Patty Berg 9
Sam Blakeslee 91
Anna Caballero 9
Charles Calderon 18
Amina Carter 9
Joe Coto 9
Dave Cox 91
Hector De La Torre 18
Charles DeVore 91
Denise Ducheny 9
Robert Dutton 91
Michael Duvall 91
Mervyn Dymally 18
Bill Emmerson 91
Mike Eng 9
Mike Feuer 18
Dean Florez 9
Bonnie Garcia 91
Martin Garrick 91
Tom Harman 91
Mary Hayashi 9
Dennis Hollingsworth 91
Shirley Horton 82
Guy Houston 73
Betty Karnette 9
Richard Keene 91
Christine Kehoe 9
Sheila Kuehl 9
John Laird 9
Lloyd Levine 9
Sally Lieber 9
Fiona Ma 9
Michael Machado 45
Abel Maldonado 82
Bob Margett 82
Bill Maze 91
Tony Mendoza 9
Carole Migden 18
Eugene Mullin 9
Pedro Nava 9
Roger Niello 91
Fabian Núñez 18
Jenny Oropeza 27
Nicole Parra 27
Don Perata 9
George Plescia 82
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 9
Gloria Romero 18
George Runner, Jr. 90
Sharon Runner 90
Ira Ruskin 9
Mary Salas 18
Lori Saldaña 9
Jack Scott 18
Jim Silva 91
Cameron Smyth 100
Jose Solorio 9
Audra Strickland 100
Sandré Swanson 9
Alberto Torrico 18
Van Tran 91
Mike Villines 91
Edward Vincent 55
Patricia Wiggins 9
Leland Yee 18

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