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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
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 100
Samuel Aanestad 91
Gregory Aghazarian 91
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 91
Roy Ashburn 91
James Battin 91
Sam Blakeslee 91
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 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 18 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 Republican 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 Republican 91
Van Tran 91
Mike Villines 91
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 91
Richard Ackerman 90
George Runner, Jr. 90
Sharon Runner 90
Anthony Adams 82
CA State Senate 14 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
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 55
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 55
Edward Vincent 55
Michael Machado 45
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 27
Jenny Oropeza 27
Nicole Parra 27
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 27
Charles Calderon 18
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 18
Hector De La Torre 18
Mervyn Dymally 18
Mike Feuer 18
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 18
Carole Migden 18
Fabian Núñez 18
Gloria Romero 18
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 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 9
Patty Berg 9
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 9
Anna Caballero 9
Amina Carter 9
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 9
Joe Coto 9
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 9
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 9
Denise Ducheny 9
Mike Eng 9
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 9
Dean Florez 9
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 9
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 9
Mary Hayashi 9
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 9
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 9
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 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 State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 9
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 9
Fiona Ma 9
Tony Mendoza 9
Eugene Mullin 9
Pedro Nava 9
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 9
Don Perata 9
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 9
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 9
Ira Ruskin 9
Lori Saldaña 9
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 9
Jose Solorio 9
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 9
Sandré Swanson 9
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 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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