More OC Elected Officials Show Strong Alignment with OCBC on Pro-Jobs Issues
IRVINE, CA — Orange County Business Council (OCBC) has issued a correction of its Legislative Scorecard, originally produced and distributed September 23, 2014. A transposition of one vote due to a last-minute so-called “gut and amend” bill, along with a motion to reconsider, caused the score for the delegation to be skewed for some legislators. OCBC is thrilled to announce that after a recalculation, in addition to Assemblyman Travis Allen, seven more members of the OC delegation scored 100 percent in alignment with OCBC legislative positions.
OCBC takes positions and advocates on behalf of dozens of state bills throughout the legislative session. In 2014, OCBC identified 31 bills to track the votes of the OC legislative delegation. The list of these bills was provided to legislative members in May 2014. The adjusted calculation of the legislator’s “score” is based on the number of times a legislator voted with OCBC, divided by the total number of times a legislator was present for a vote.
The anomaly was discovered through some superb sleuthing by staff members from Senator Mimi Walters’ office. Thanks to their keen eye, OCBC has corrected the error and is pleased that so many of OC’s legislators have such stellar voting records on issues affecting California’s business community, jobs creation and positive economic recovery.
Below is a summary of how Orange County’s delegation members rank in order of support for OCBC positions on the 31 bills OCBC tracked in 2014. The adjusted calculation is based upon the number of times a legislator voted with OCBC, divided by the total number of times a legislator was present for a vote.
|Bob Huff – 100%||Travis Allen – 100%|
|Mark Wyland – 100%||Diane Harkey – 100%|
|Mimi Walters – 100%||Donald Wagner – 100%|
|Lou Correa – 88.2%||Curt Hagman – 100%|
|Allan Mansoor – 100%|
|Tom Daly – 78.6%|
|Sharon Quirk-Silva – 76.9%|
Of the 31 bills tracked, 84 percent of those bills opposed by OCBC failed to pass, 60 percent of OCBC-supported bills were sent to the governor. Overall, OCBC had a success rate of 76 percent on bills advocated throughout 2014.
About OCBC: Orange County Business Council is the leading voice of business in Orange County, California. OCBC represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia, to enhance Orange County’s economic development and prosperity in order to preserve a high quality of life. OCBC serves member and investor businesses with nearly 250,000 employees and 2,000,000 worldwide. In providing a proactive forum for business and supporting organizations, OCBC helps assure the success of America’s sixth largest county. For more information, visit www.ocbc.org.
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