Sacramento, Ca. --The California Manufacturers & Technology Association announced today that State Senate Jeff Stone (R-La Quinta) is one of 13 senators to receive their 2018 “Champions of Manufacturing” designation for his voting record of supporting important manufacturing legislation at least 70 percent of the time.
In fact, Senator Stone supported the CMTA’s recommendations 91 percent of the time in 2018.
Senator Stone applauded CMTA’s efforts to hold Sacramento lawmakers accountable for their record when it comes to legislation supporting manufacturing and technology companies.
“When I consider bills to support or oppose on the Floor of the Senate, I’m not looking to curry favor with one group or another,” said Senator Stone. “I’m simply trying to do what is right for the families in my district to make it possible for them to get good paying jobs that can put food on their table. I’m proud that the CMTA has been a strong advocate for working families, and I only wish that more of my Senate colleagues would have joined me in voting against laws that will continue to force businesses to leave the state.”
CMTA recognized Senator Stone for his vote on bills that it believes have a significant impact on manufacturers and technology companies. For example, Senator Stone joined CMTA in opposing SB 100 which would increase energy costs and further make California unaffordable for many families. He also supported SB 237 that helps manufacturers by increasing choices to pursue lower cost electricity through a third-party provider.
In his nearly four years in the State Senate, and before that for more than two decades as a Riverside County Supervisor and a Temecula City Councilman, Senator Stone has never wavered in his support of the business community.
This year, in addition to his CMTA voting record, Senator Stone is one 10 state senators to post a 93 percent or better mark in the 2018 California Chamber of Commerce Vote Record of Major Bills.