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The end of the year is upon us and we thought it would be a good time to review Santa Clarita’s leadership in Sacramento. In the chart below, we outline how each of the representatives for Santa Clarita was rated by advocacy groups in four areas environment, tax payers, business, and unions.

Sierra Club is the leading environmental organzation in the country. Founded in 1892 they boast a membership of 3 million.

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is dedicated to the protection of Proposition 13 and the advancement of taxpayers’ rights, including the right to limited taxation, the right to vote on tax increases and the right of economical, equitable and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.*

The California Chamber of Commerce is the largest, broad-based business advocate to government in California, working at the state and federal levels to influence government actions affecting all California business. As a not-for-profit, we leverage our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations to provide affordable and easy-to-use compliance products and services.*

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union with more than 1.6 million working and retired members.*

Representative

Sierra Club*

(Environment)

Howard Jarvis*

(Tax Payers)

Cal Chamber*

(Business)

AFSCME*

(Unions)

Assemblyman Dante Acosta
Assemblyman Dante Acosta (R)

17%

91.7%

93.3%

38%

Assemblyman Tom Lackey
Assemblyman Tom Lackey (R)

33%

96.9%

86.6%

57%

Senator Henry Stern
Senator Henry Stern (D)

100%

7.4%

0%

100%

Senator Scott Wilk
Senator Scott Wilk (R)

42%

82.6%

93.7%

40%

From the results above most of our representatives fell fairly balanced across the spectrum of issues with the exception of Senator Henry Stern (d) who appears to be a mindless rubber stamp on environment and union issues (big surprise from an environmental lawyer) and a hard no to tax payers and business issues. In his defense why should Stern care about the average person or the small business owners? He grew up with a silver spoon as part of the hollywood elite that doesn’t need to work like the rest of us Santa Clarita peasants. Such a timid road to take with a democrat super majority in Sacramento.