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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Washington National Federation of Independent Business

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Alexander 100%
David Anderson 80%
Clyde Ballard 100%
Kelly Barlean 100%
Albert Bauer 36%
Brad Benson 100%
WA State Senate 17 Donald Benton Republican 83%
WA Commissioner 2 Marc Boldt 100%
Lisa Brown 42%
Jim Buck 100%
WA County Council 3 Roger Bush 100%
Jack Cairnes 100%
Tom Campbell 60%
Don Carlson 100%
Michael Carrell 100%
WA State House 15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler Republican 100%
Gary Chandler 100%
WA State House 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp Democratic 60%
Jim Clements 100%
WA State House 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody Democratic 60%
WA State Senate 29 Steve Conway Democratic 40%
Mike Cooper 60%
Jeralita Costa 33%
Don Cox 100%
Larry Crouse 100%
WA State House 20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt Republican 100%
Alex Deccio 91%
Jerome Delvin 100%
Mary Lou Dickerson 40%
Mark Doumit 80%
James Dunn 100%
WA State House 44 Position 1 Hans Dunshee Democratic 60%
Carolyn Edmonds 80%
William Eickmeyer 80%
WA State Senate 30 Tracey Eide Democratic 50%
WA State Senate 42 Doug Ericksen Republican 100%
Luke Esser 100%
Darlene Fairley 25%
Bill Finkbeiner 92%
Ruth Fisher 60%
Phil Fortunato 100%
Rosa Franklin 42%
WA State Senate 22 Karen Fraser Democratic 42%
Georgia Anne Gardner 50%
Calvin Goings 33%
Bill Grant 100%
WA State House 35 Position 1 Kathy Haigh Democratic 80%
Patricia Hale 83%
Shirley Hankins 100%
WA State Senate 24 Jim Hargrove Democratic 58%
WA State Senate 19 Brian Hatfield Democratic 80%
Mary Haugen 56%
Michael Heavey 45%
Harold Hochstatter 92%
WA State Senate 15 Jim Honeyford Republican 100%
James Horn 100%
Tom Huff 80%
WA State House 31 Position 2 Christopher Hurst Democratic 80%
Ken Jacobsen 42%
Stephen Johnson 100%
WA State House 32 Position 2 Ruth Kagi Democratic 80%
Jim Kastama 80%
WA State Senate 33 Karen Keiser Democratic 60%
Phyllis Kenney 40%
Lynn Kessler 80%
WA State Senate 37 Adam Kline Democratic 33%
WA State Senate 36 Jeanne Kohl-Welles Democratic 33%
WA County Council 1 John Koster 100%
WA Council Member 3 Kathy Lambert Republican 100%
Patricia Lantz 80%
Kelli Linville 80%
Barbara Lisk 100%
Jeanine Long 100%
Valoria Loveland 20%
John Lovick 80%
Dave Mastin 100%
WA State Senate 1 Rosemary McAuliffe Democratic 42%
Robert McCaslin, Sr. 100%
Dan McDonald 100%
WA County Council 2 Joyce McDonald Republican 100%
WA Commissioner 1 Tom Mielke Republican 100%
Mark Miloscia 80%
WA State House 40 Position 2 Jeff Morris Democratic 80%
Bob Morton 100%
Joyce Mulliken 100%
Al O'Brien 80%
Valeria Ogden 80%
Robert Oke 100%
WA State Senate 12 Linda Parlette Republican 100%
WA Council Member 5 Julia Patterson Democratic 45%
John Pennington, Jr. 100%
Cheryl Pflug 100%
Margarita Prentice 42%
Renee Radcliff 100%
Marilyn Rasmussen 50%
Aaron Reardon 80%
Debbie Regala 80%
WA State Senate 31 Pam Roach Republican 73%
Phil Rockefeller 80%
WA Commissioner 2 Sandra Singery Romero Democratic 80%
Dino Rossi 92%
Laura Ruderman 80%
WA State House 37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos Democratic 40%
Dave Schmidt 80%
WA State Senate 9 Mark Schoesler Republican 100%
Shay Schual-Berke 80%
Larry Sheahan 92%
Betti Sheldon 42%
WA State Senate 35 Timothy Sheldon Democratic 75%
Paull Shin 50%
Mary Skinner 100%
Sid Snyder 33%
Duane Sommers 100%
Helen Sommers 80%
Harriet Spanel 42%
Michael Stensen 80%
Val Stevens 92%
WA County Council 2 Brian Sullivan Democratic 80%
Bob Sump 100%
Dan Swecker 92%
Georganne Talcott 100%
Patricia Thibaudeau 36%
Brian Thomas 100%
Kip Tokuda 40%
Steve Van Luven 100%
Velma Veloria 60%
Mike Wensman 100%
James West 100%
Shirley Winsley 75%
R. Lorraine Wojahn 42%
WA Commissioner 1 Cathy Wolfe 80%
Alex Wood 60%
Joseph Zarelli 83%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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