The California Small Business Association (CSBA), a nonprofit and non-partisan organization that provides a voice for small businesses at all levels of government, has recently named Assemblyman Marc Steinorth the Legislator of the Year.
The owner of Atlas Buying Group, Inc, Steinorth has dedicated his career to helping business owners start, manage and expand their operations for nearly two decades. Over the last two years, Steinorth has used this private sector experience and worked with both Democrats and Republicans to pass laws and offer common-sense reforms that help small business owners and encourage entrepreneurship.
“Marc’s experience as a business owner sets him apart from a majority of his colleagues in Sacramento. Not only does he understand what good and bad policies look like, but he also has insight into how these laws will impact business owners before they are ever passed,” said CSBA President Betty Jo Toccoli.
He has dealt with these issues first-hand, witnessed California’s regulatory system drive people out of business and businesses out of our state, and he is dedicated to making a difference for the residents he represents. His bill on ADA compliance that was signed by Governor Brown is just one example that Marc truly knows the issues burdening California’s business owners.”
Since 2014, Steinorth has had nearly ten bills signed into law by Governor Brown, one of which was AB 1432 that addresses the significant number of predatory lawsuits filed against independent businesses for ADA access or compliance. Now the state will provide additional resources and tools to the California Commission on Disability Access to help businesses improve disability access throughout the state – helping owners keep their doors open and providing access for the disabled.
In addition to his commitment to strengthening the local economy, Marc has promoted policies to enhance public safety, increase the amount of affordable housing, and relieve the tax burden on working families. He has also dedicated much of his time to combating California’s homelessness crisis.
Marc Steinorth is seeking reelection to the 40th Assembly district, which includes the communities of Highland, Loma Linda, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, San Bernardino and the unincorporated areas of Mentone, Devore, Lytle Creek and portions of Phelan. Marc and his wife, Maria and their two children live in Rancho Cucamonga.