Val Stevens's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Val Stevens
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Keith; 2 Children
Home City: Olympia, WA
Religion: Lutheran
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Business and Consumers

2012 Association of Washington Business - Positions 92% 2011-2012 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 89% 2011 Association of Washington Business - Positions 79% 2010 Association of Washington Business - Positions 89% 2010 Association of Washington Business - Lifetime Score 92% 2009-2010 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2009 Association of Washington Business - Positions 83% 2008 Association of Washington Business - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 95 2007-2008 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 100 2007 Association of Washington Business - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 86 2007 Building Industry Association of Washington - Housing Industry Advocacy Score 100 2006 Association of Washington Business - Positions 94% 2005-2006 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2005 Association of Washington Business - Positions 100% 2005 Building Industry Association of Washington - Positions 100% 2004 Association of Washington Business - Positions 89% 2003-2004 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2003 Association of Washington Business - Positions 95% 2002 Association of Washington Business - Positions 90% 2001-2002 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2001 Association of Washington Business - State Senate Score 100% 1999-2000 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 92% 1997-1998 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%

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