State Sen. Fran Pavley, who serves the area as part of the 27th State Senate District, has made the California Small Business Association's honor roll.
The CSBA—a non-partisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to give small businesses a voice in government—named 28 Democrats and 16 Republicans to this year's list based on several category ratings. The CSBA considered voting record on legislation considered a priority by small business; authoring and carrying bills supported by small business; the efficiency and professionalism of the politicians' staffs in dealing with concerns raised by small business; for holding one or more small business advisory council meetings in their district; and for honoring a small businessperson from their district during the annual California Small Business Day.
In September, Governor Jerry Brown signed Pavley’s SB 1532, which was supported by the CSBA. This bill calls on the secretary of state to more efficiently roll out the California Business Connect program, which allows business to fill out state forms on the secretary’s website, 24 hours a day.
As well, Sen. Pavley selected Jane Skeeter, founder and CEO of Chatsworth-based UltraGlas, Inc. as her district’s Small Businessperson of the Year.