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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Washington National Federation of Independent Business

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WA State House 15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler Republican 100%
Jim Clements 100%
Larry Crouse 100%
WA State Senate 16 Mike Hewitt Republican 100%
Harold Hochstatter 100%
WA State Senate 15 Jim Honeyford Republican 100%
Barbara Lisk 100%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 100%
Joyce Mulliken 100%
Lynn Schindler 100%
Val Stevens 100%
Bob Morton 93%
WA State Senate 12 Linda Parlette Republican 93%
James West 93%
Joseph Zarelli 93%
John Ahern 88%
Clyde Ballard 88%
WA Commissioner 2 Marc Boldt 88%
WA County Council 3 Roger Bush 88%
Michael Carrell 88%
Don Cox 88%
James Dunn 88%
Luke Esser 88%
Dave Mastin 88%
WA Commissioner 1 Tom Mielke Republican 88%
Dave Morell 88%
WA County Council 1 Dan Roach Republican 88%
WA State Senate 9 Mark Schoesler Republican 88%
Barry Sehlin 88%
Bob Sump 88%
Georganne Talcott 88%
WA State Senate 17 Donald Benton Republican 87%
Bill Finkbeiner 87%
Jeanine Long 87%
Dino Rossi 87%
Larry Sheahan 87%
Robert McCaslin 86%
Dan McDonald 86%
Mary Skinner 86%
Beverly Woods 86%
Sarah Casada 85%
Mike Armstrong 83%
Toby Nixon 83%
WA State House 20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt Republican 83%
Alex Deccio 80%
Stephen Johnson 80%
Robert Oke 80%
Dan Swecker 80%
Patricia Hale 79%
James Horn 79%
Glenn Anderson 75%
Ida Ballasiotes 75%
Kelly Barlean 75%
Brad Benson 75%
Jim Buck 75%
Jerome Delvin 75%
Shirley Hankins 75%
Maryann Mitchell 75%
WA State Senate 39 Kirk Pearson Republican 75%
Cheryl Pflug 75%
Steve Van Luven 75%
WA State Senate 31 Pam Roach Republican 73%
WA State Senate 42 Doug Ericksen Republican 71%
Dave Schmidt 67%
WA State Senate 35 Timothy Sheldon Democratic 64%
Gary Alexander 63%
WA State House 20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt Republican 63%
Fred Jarrett 63%
Don Carlson 60%
Shirley Winsley 53%
Jack Cairnes 50%
Tom Campbell 50%
WA State Senate 24 Jim Hargrove Democratic 50%
WA State Senate 19 Brian Hatfield Democratic 50%
Marilyn Rasmussen 47%
Jean Berkey 38%
WA State House 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody Democratic 38%
WA State Senate 29 Steve Conway Democratic 38%
Mike Cooper 38%
WA State Senate 27 Jeannie Darneille Democratic 38%
Mark Doumit 38%
Jeanne Edwards 38%
William Eickmeyer 38%
Bill Fromhold 38%
Jeffrey Gombosky 38%
Bill Grant 38%
WA State House 35 Position 1 Kathy Haigh Democratic 38%
WA State House 22 Position 2 Sam Hunt Democratic 38%
WA State House 31 Position 2 Christopher Hurst Democratic 38%
Brock Jackley 38%
Phyllis Kenney 38%
Lynn Kessler 38%
Patricia Lantz 38%
Kelli Linville 38%
John Lovick 38%
WA State House 40 Position 2 Jeff Morris Democratic 38%
WA Mayor At-Large Edward Murray Democratic 38%
Al O'Brien 38%
Valeria Ogden 38%
Aaron Reardon 38%
Phil Rockefeller 38%
Laura Ruderman 38%
WA State House 37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos Democratic 38%
Kip Tokuda 38%
Alex Wood 38%
WA State Senate 30 Tracey Eide Democratic 33%
WA State Senate 25 Jim Kastama Democratic 33%
Mary Haugen 31%
Paull Shin 29%
WA State House 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp Democratic 28%
Dave Quall 28%
Helen Sommers 28%
Betti Sheldon 27%
WA State House 44 Position 1 Hans Dunshee Democratic 25%
WA State House 32 Position 2 Ruth Kagi Democratic 25%
WA State House 29 Position 2 Steve Kirby Democratic 25%
WA Council Member 8 Joe McDermott Democratic 25%
Mark Miloscia 25%
Shay Schual-Berke 25%
Geoff Simpson 25%
Velma Veloria 25%
Sid Snyder 21%
Margarita Prentice 20%
WA State Senate 32 Maralyn Chase Democratic 17%
WA County Council 2 Brian Sullivan Democratic 17%
Lisa Brown 14%
Georgia Anne Gardner 14%
Jeralita Costa 13%
Mary Lou Dickerson 13%
Ruth Fisher 13%
Rosa Franklin 13%
Ken Jacobsen 13%
WA State Senate 33 Karen Keiser Democratic 13%
WA State Senate 37 Adam Kline Democratic 13%
WA State Senate 36 Jeanne Kohl-Welles Democratic 13%
WA State Senate 1 Rosemary McAuliffe Democratic 13%
WA Treasurer Jim McIntire Democratic 13%
WA Commissioner 2 Sandra Singery Romero Democratic 13%
Harriet Spanel 13%
Patricia Thibaudeau 13%
Darlene Fairley 7%
WA State Senate 22 Karen Fraser Democratic 7%
Debbie Regala 7%
Erik Poulsen 0%

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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