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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Manufacturers and Technology Association

2008 Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy

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

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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