FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 21, 2015
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Business Interests Name Sen. Huff as “Legislator of the Year”
Orange County Business Council Awards Huff with Top Score
SACRAMENTO: The Orange County Business Council (OCBC) has named Senator Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) as the organization’s “Legislator of the Year,” thanks to his tireless support and votes in favor of business interests and job creation in the State Senate. Senator Huff’s score of 92.3 percent outdistanced every other lawmaker representing Orange County in the California State Senate and Assembly.
The OCBC is a leading voice of business on important issues locally, regionally and nationally. The organization works to enhance Orange County’s economic development and prosperity to preserve a high quality of life. For more than 100 years, OCBC and its predecessor organizations have promoted economic development countywide and served as the voice of business in America’s sixth largest county.
“Senator Huff’s leadership and partnership is one of great significance to the business community,” said Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, OCBC. “His commitment to moving forward measures that help new job growth, close the skills gap for the future workforce, and enhance the state’s infrastructure are great examples of what it will take to keep California competitive for years to come.”
The 2015 OCBC Scorecard contains 32 bills. The OCBC refers to Senator Huff’s voting record as “critical,” and his votes for the measures the OCBC tracked reflect Senator Huff’s commitment “to the regional business community.”
Senator Huff was also singled out for his efforts to defeat the onerous fuel reduction mandates spelled out in SB 350 (Reduction of Petroleum Use) and the defeat of SB 32 (Green House Gas Reduction), both of which the OCBC opposed due to the negative impact on the state’s recovering economy and jobs growth.
Senator Huff was also lauded for his support of business-friendly measures such as AB 288, which established the College and Career Access Pathways Act to authorize California Community College districts to enter into formal partnership agreements with local school districts to expand access to enrollment opportunities for high school students. He was also recognized for his support of SB 241, which supports the use of neighborhood electric vehicles in Orange County.
“I know there are actions that state government can and should take to help small business succeed,” said Senator Huff. “The Legislature should focus on the goals of improving California’s business climate and creating jobs and opportunities for California families.”
Senator Huff represents the 29th Senate District covering portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Follow Senator Huff on Twitter at @bobhuff99.