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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
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100
Cameron Smyth 100
Audra Strickland 100
Mark Wyland 100
Samuel Aanestad 91
Gregory Aghazarian 91
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 91
Roy Ashburn 91
James Battin 91
Sam Blakeslee 91
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 91
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 91
Dave Cox 91
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 91
Charles DeVore 91
Robert Dutton 91
Michael Duvall 91
Bill Emmerson 91
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 91
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 91
Bonnie Garcia 91
Martin Garrick 91
Tom Harman 91
Dennis Hollingsworth 91
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 91
Richard Keene 91
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 91
Bill Maze 91
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 91
Roger Niello 91
Jim Silva 91
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 91
Van Tran 91
Mike Villines 91
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 91
Richard Ackerman 90
George Runner, Jr. 90
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 90
Anthony Adams 82
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 82
Shirley Horton 82
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 82
Abel Maldonado 82
Bob Margett 82
George Plescia 82
Guy Houston 73
Ron Calderon 55
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 55
Edward Vincent 55
Michael Machado 45
Gloria Negrete McLeod 27
Jenny Oropeza 27
Nicole Parra 27
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 27
Charles Calderon 18
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 18
Hector De La Torre 18
Mervyn Dymally 18
Mike Feuer 18
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 18
Carole Migden 18
Fabian Núñez 18
Gloria Romero 18
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 18
Jack Scott 18
Alberto Torrico 18
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 18
Leland Yee 18
Elaine Alquist 9
Juan Arambula 9
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 9
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 9
Patty Berg 9
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 9
Anna Caballero 9
Amina Carter 9
Ellen Corbett 9
Joe Coto 9
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 9
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 9
Denise Ducheny 9
Mike Eng 9
Noreen Evans 9
Dean Florez 9
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 9
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 9
Mary Hayashi 9
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 9
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 9
Dave Jones 9
Betty Karnette 9
Christine Kehoe 9
Sheila Kuehl 9
John Laird 9
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 9
Lloyd Levine 9
Sally Lieber 9
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 9
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 9
Fiona Ma 9
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 9
Eugene Mullin 9
Pedro Nava 9
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 9
Don Perata 9
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 9
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 9
Ira Ruskin 9
Lori Saldaña 9
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 9
Jose Solorio 9
Darrell Steinberg 9
Sandré Swanson 9
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 9
Patricia Wiggins 9

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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