Sacramento, CA – Today, Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) joined in the ceremony to welcome 9 new freshman members to the California State Senate. In the 2019 legislative session, Senator Chang will continue her work to keep manufacturing jobs thriving in Southern California. For the 2018 legislative session, Senator Chang earned the title of “2018 Champion of Manufacturing” from the California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA). Senator Chang received this honor for her work to promote and protect California’s manufacturing sector during the 2018 legislative session.
With more than 30,000 manufacturers in California, CMTA represents businesses from the manufacturing community – an economic sector that generates more than $250 billion every year and employs more than 1.3 million Californians.
“I’m honored that the California Manufacturers & Technology Association has recognized my efforts to support the manufacturing economy through encouraging innovation, investment, and job creation,” said Senator Chang. “I look forward to continuing my work with organizations such as CMTA to champion regulatory reform. We need to provide a more competitive business climate and make sure that California remains a global leader.”
CMTA recognized Senator Chang for her votes on bills that it believes have a significant impact on manufacturers and technology companies. For example, Senator Chang joined CMTA in opposing SB 100 which would increase energy costs and make California even more unaffordable for many families. She also supported bills such as SB 237 which helps manufacturers by increasing choices to pursue lower cost electricity and creating more opportunity for investment.
Senator Chang has earned high scores from the CMTA since her time in the Assembly. This third “Champion of Manufacturing” honor further solidifies her record as a pro-jobs and pro-manufacturing legislator. Earlier this month, Senator Chang earned top marks from the California Chamber of Commerce in its 2018 Vote Record for her work on economic development and affordability issues.