SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Jeff Stone, R-Riverside, has earned a 100 percent mark on the 2018 legislative scorecard from the National Federation of Independent Business — California (NFIB/CA), the leading voice for small business in California.
Stone is one of 11 state Senators to receive the 100 percent mark, which measured lawmakers’ votes on eight bills vital to the health of small business in California.
In total, just 25 of the 120 members of the State Senate and Assembly achieved 100 percent scores.
The NFIB advocates for America’s small and independent business owners, representing more than 300,000 members nationally and more than 20,000 in California. Since being elected to the California State Senate in 2014, Senator Stone has earned a 100 percent score from NFIB on its 2015, 2016 and 2017 legislative score cards.
“As a small business owner myself, I know the challenges hard working Californian’s face every day,” Senator Stone, a pharmacist who opened his first pharmacy in Temecula in 1983, said in a prepared statement. “Once again this year I want to thank the NFIB for their support. I will continue to work to defeat job-killing legislation that makes it hard to start and keep a small business in California going.”
In his more than four years in the State Senate, and before that for more than two decades as a Riverside County Supervisor and a Temecula City Councilman, Senator Stone has never wavered in his support of the business community.
In 2018, in addition to his NFIB voting record, Senator Stone earned high marks from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association; the California Chamber of Commerce; and the California Manufacturers & Technology Association for his support of the business community.
Jeff Stone represents California’s 28th Senate District. The district, which is entirely in Riverside County, stretches from the vineyards of the Temecula Valley to the Colorado River and includes the cities of Blythe, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, Lake Elsinore, La Quinta, Murrieta, Temecula, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and Wildomar.