2023 Legislators of the Year Announced by Orange County Business Council
2023 OCBC Legislative Scorecard Measures OC Elected Leaders on Business Priorities
IRVINE, CA (October 26, 2023) — Orange County Business Council (OCBC) today announced its 2023 Legislators of the Year—Senators Janet Nguyen and Kelly Seyarto, and Assemblymembers Laurie Davies, Diane Dixon, Kate Sanchez and Tri Ta. The six leaders were honored for representing Orange County’s business priorities in Sacramento, and scored highest among their peers on the Orange County Business Council 2023 Legislative Scorecard.
OCBC’s annual Legislative Scorecard measures and compares how well Orange County’s elected leaders in the State Legislature aligned with OCBC’s policy priorities, including its core initiatives of economic development, workforce, housing and infrastructure. OCBC identified 17 bills as most critical to Orange County’s business community and regional economy.
Senators Nguyen (36th District, Huntington Beach), and Seyarto (32nd District, Yorba Linda), aligned with OCBC on 11 out of 12 votes; while Assemblymembers Davies (74th District, San Clemente), Dixon (72nd District, Newport Beach), Sanchez (71st District, Mission Viejo), and Ta (70th District, Garden Grove), aligned with OCBC 100% of the time on 15 votes each.
“It’s my privilege to recognize and thank Senators Nguyen and Seyarto and Assemblymembers Davies, Dixon, Sanchez and Ta for their dedicated service to Orange County,” said Orange County Business Council President and CEO Jeffrey Ball. “OCBC commends their commitment to advancing economic development in our region.”
OCBC’s annual Legislative Scorecard is a tool that holds elected officials accountable for how they represent the business sector of the nation’s sixth most populous county. In this most recent legislative cycle, OCBC continued to oppose and advocate for sustainable policies. Of the bills that OCBC opposed, 69% were killed in the legislature, while 38% of the bills supported by OCBC were signed into law, leading to a 55% overall success rate.
To view the 2023 Orange County Business Council Legislative Scorecard, visit ocbc.org.
About Orange County Business Council
For over 25 years, Orange County Business Council (OCBC) has been representing and promoting the region’s business community together with government and academia to enhance Orange County’s economic development. The Council’s core initiatives include advocating for adequate investment in regional and statewide infrastructure, education development that leads to a competitive workforce, advocating for a range of housing, and developing pro-business solutions that lead to economic growth. Member organizations include businesses and local organizations representing a diverse cross section of industries including biomedical, construction, education, financial services, health care, manufacturing, municipalities, nonprofit, real estate, technology, tourism, transportation, real estate and utilities. For more information, visit ocbc.org.