Senator Gaines Receives Perfect Score On Behalf Of Small Business

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced that he has scored 100 percent on the National Federation of Independent Business/California’s (NFIB/CA) 2017 Legislative Voting Record for his support of small business. Senator Gaines was one of only 22 state legislators out of the 120 Assembly and Senate members to receive the perfect score.

“As a small business owner myself, I know first-hand the hurdles and burdens California’s job creators face every day,” said Senator Gaines. “I am committed to generating opportunities for small businesses to thrive, not stifling their growth with excessive taxes and onerous regulations.”

NFIB/CA’s Voting Record is designed to provide a critical evaluation of a legislator’s attitude towards small business. NFIB/CA is the state’s leading nonprofit, nonpartisan small business association representing more than 22,000 small and independent businesses in California.

The Voting Record is developed by selecting key bills which would have the most significant impact, either positive or negative, on small businesses. The votes on those bills are then recorded and a percentage is determined for each member of the Assembly and Senate.

The NFIB/CA Voting Record, with descriptions of the bills used in the report, is available at