Mary Lou Dickerson's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Mary Lou Dickerson
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: John Birnel; 2 Children: Chloe, Noah
Birth Date: 09/03/1946
Birth Place: Salem, OR
Home City: Seattle, WA
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2012 Association of Washington Business - Positions 44% 2011-2012 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 10% 2011 Association of Washington Business - Positions 55% 2010 Association of Washington Business - Lifetime Score 30% 2010 Association of Washington Business - Positions 21% 2009-2010 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 8% 2009 Association of Washington Business - Positions 47% 2008 Association of Washington Business - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 31 2007-2008 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 33 2007 Association of Washington Business - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 24 2007 Building Industry Association of Washington - Housing Industry Advocacy Score 29 2006 Association of Washington Business - Positions 39% 2005-2006 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 46% 2005 Association of Washington Business - Positions 21% 2005 Building Industry Association of Washington - Positions 0% 2004 Association of Washington Business - Positions 53% 2003-2004 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 27% 2003 Association of Washington Business - Positions 31% 2002 Association of Washington Business - Positions 25% 2001-2002 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 13% 1999-2000 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 40% 1997-1998 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 24%

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