For Immediate Release: Monday, April 2, 2012
Contact: Matt Rexroad: 916.648.1222
Assemblyman Allan Mansoor Fails Business Report Card
58% on Orange County Business Council Report Card
NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Republican Assemblyman Allan Mansoor was the lowest ranked Orange County legislator in the 2011 Orange County Business Council’s annual report card on Sacramento votes deemed most important to the county’s business community. Earning a 58% rating, Mansoor tied with Democrat Assemblyman Tony Mendoza as least responsive to OCBC’s list of priority legislation that would help or harm the business climate.
The Orange County Register http://orangepunch.ocregister.com/2011/10/18oc-legislators-rated-by-record-on-business/54673/ published this summary of the bills, votes and rankings. Republican Assemblyman Jim Silva and State Senator Mark Wyland received 100% ratings.
“At a time when job creation and our economic health are the biggest concerns of our citizens, Assemblyman Mansoor inexplicably has been the least responsive legislator to the recommendations of Orange County’s most significant employers,” said Newport City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle. “Whether he’s out of touch, not listening or even hostile to our job creators, his voting record and ranking on this report card is stunning and embarrassing. It demands an explanation.”
Daigle said the lengthy economic downturn requires our representatives, regardless of party, to work together to resist and remove obstacles created by Sacramento that inhibit economic growth and new hiring.
“Our best source of information about the onerous rules, regulations, taxes, fees and pending legislation are the employers who will be further burdened by them,” Daigle said. “The OCBC recommendations are a serious effort to inform the public and our representatives to the negative consequences that Sacramento actions too often pose for our economy.”
Daigle, who has played a leadership role in her city’s efforts to attract, retain and expand business activity in Newport Beach, said those efforts are undermined by state actions that punish job creators and entrepreneurs.
Daigle is a candidate against Assemblyman Mansoor in the newly created AD74 that has no incumbent, and includes the cities of Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Woods and Laguna Beach.
Daigle is a recognized leader and accomplished civil servant. Currently serving her second term on the Council, Daigle is a driving force in applying fiscally sound and business-friendly principles that produce results. Daigle completed the Woman & Power: Leadership for a New Generation program at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. She is a graduate of the Denmark International Study Program at the University of Copenhagen as well as the University of Denver.