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The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce released its report card for the area’s politicians Thursday, ranking the elected officials based on how their votes lined up with the chamber’s stance on the issues.
The San Diego City Council’s ratings were based on the positions they took this year on the mayor’s ballot initiatives, big-box store regulations, the downtown community plan update, holding the line on the budget and city workers’ salaries, the Regents Road bridge, and condo conversion regulations.
Brian Maienschein and Kevin Faulconer scored 100 percent; Scott Peters, Tony Young and Jim Madaffer earned 90 percent ratings; Toni Atkins scored 80 percent; Ben Hueso scored 63 percent; and Donna Frye scored 50 percent.
Chamber officials said they were more disappointed in San Diego County’s state delegation, where the highest score was 78 percent.
“When I was in high school, that was a high ‘C,’” said Scott Alevy, the chamber’s vice president of public policy and communications.
Members of the California Senate and Assembly were rated on their policy stances regarding health care, toll roads, eminent domain, wireless telecommunications, minimum wage, public utilities, and business regulation.
Assemblymen George Plescia and Mark Wyland and State Sen. Bill Morrow, all Republicans, scored 78 percent.
Republican Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth scored 75 percent and Republican Assemblyman Jay LaSuer scored 67 percent.
Sen. Christine Kehoe, a Democrat, and Assemblywoman Shirley Horton, a Republican, both scored 56 percent. Democratic Sen. Denise Ducheny earned a rating of 50 percent.
Assemblymembers Lori Saldaña and Juan Vargas, both Democrats, scored 45 percent.
“Part of the message here is that we need to be up in Sacramento, and we will be,” Alevy said.