January 30, 2013

SACRAMENTO — TechAmerica, which is a leading national technology trade association, has announced that Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) has been named as a “California Tech Champion of 2012.” Jones has been recognized as an advocate for the technology industry amongst the Legislature and has shown consistent support for this vital economic sector.

“I am honored to have received recognition as a California Tech Champion for 2012 from TechAmerica,” Jones said.  “The technology industry plays a critical role in California’s economy, and I hope to continue to be a strong voice against legislating regulations that stifle private sector job growth.  California’s economy will not bounce back from the recession if the Legislature continues to cultivate failed policies from the past.”  

According to TechAmerica’s 2011 Cyberstates report, California continued to rank as the nation’s leading Cyberstate. California ranks first in both high-tech employment and high-tech wages, employing more than 900,000 workers at an average wage of over $110,000.

"We are thrilled to recognize Assemblyman Jones as a true technology champion,” said Robert Callahan, TechAmerica’s Director of State Government Affairs for California. “He recognizes that California’s technology industry plays a key role in the state’s continuing economic recovery, and helped to provide leadership and support on issues critical to our members in 2012.”

“The steadfast support of Assemblyman Jones played a significant role in the success of our efforts to help keep California’s technology community vibrant and growing,” Mr. Callahan continued.  “We look forward to his continued leadership and support as we move forward in the 2013 Legislative session.”

TechAmerica began recognizing state legislators for their contributions to the success of high-technology in 1991.

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