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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Washington National Federation of Independent Business

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Alexander 100%
Ann Anderson 100%
Bill Backlund 100%
Clyde Ballard 100%
Ida Ballasiotes 100%
Brad Benson 100%
WA State Senate 17 Donald Benton Republican 100%
WA Commissioner 2 Marc Boldt 100%
Jim Buck 100%
WA County Council 3 Roger Bush 100%
Michael Carrell 100%
Gary Chandler 100%
Jim Clements 100%
WA Mayor Suzette Cooke 100%
Larry Crouse 100%
WA State House 20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt Republican 100%
Alex Deccio 100%
Jerome Delvin 100%
Philip Dyer 100%
Bill Finkbeiner 100%
Patricia Hale 100%
Shirley Hankins 100%
Harold Hochstatter 100%
WA State Senate 15 Jim Honeyford Republican 100%
Tom Huff 100%
Peggy Johnson 100%
Stephen Johnson 100%
WA County Council 1 John Koster 100%
WA Council Member 3 Kathy Lambert Republican 100%
Barbara Lisk 100%
Jeanine Long 100%
Robert McCaslin, Sr. 100%
James McCune 100%
Dan McDonald 100%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 100%
WA Commissioner 1 Tom Mielke Republican 100%
Bob Morton 100%
Joyce Mulliken 100%
Irv Newhouse 100%
WA State Senate 12 Linda Parlette Republican 100%
Eugene Prince 100%
WA State Senate 31 Pam Roach Republican 100%
Eric Robertson 100%
Dino Rossi 100%
Dave Schmidt 100%
Karen Schmidt 100%
WA State Senate 9 Mark Schoesler Republican 100%
Ray Schow 100%
Barry Sehlin 100%
George Sellar 100%
Larry Sheahan 100%
WA State Senate 35 Timothy Sheldon Democratic 100%
Mike Sherstad 100%
Mary Skinner 100%
Duane Sommers 100%
Val Stevens 100%
Gary Strannigan 100%
Bob Sump 100%
Dan Swecker 100%
Georganne Talcott 100%
Brian Thomas 100%
WA Council Member At-Large Les Thomas Republican 100%
William Thompson 100%
James West 100%
Jeannette Wood 100%
Joseph Zarelli 100%
Jack Cairnes 94%
Don Carlson 94%
James Dunn 94%
James Horn 94%
Dave Mastin 94%
WA County Council 2 Joyce McDonald Republican 94%
Maryann Mitchell 94%
Robert Oke 94%
John Pennington, Jr. 94%
Renee Radcliff 94%
Bill Reams 94%
Scott Smith 94%
Mark Sterk 94%
Mike Wensman 94%
Steve Van Luven 93%
Timothy Hickel 83%
Mary Haugen 81%
Marilyn Rasmussen 81%
Bill Grant 77%
Calvin Goings 69%
WA State Senate 24 Jim Hargrove Democratic 69%
Shirley Winsley 69%
Kelli Linville 66%
Lynn Kessler 65%
Dave Quall 61%
WA State House 40 Position 2 Jeff Morris Democratic 56%
WA State Senate 25 Jim Kastama Democratic 53%
WA State Senate 19 Brian Hatfield Democratic 50%
Michael Heavey 47%
Erik Poulsen 47%
David Anderson 44%
Albert Bauer 44%
Mark Doumit 44%
WA County Council 2 Brian Sullivan Democratic 44%
Patricia Lantz 39%
Valoria Loveland 38%
Patty Butler 33%
Jeralita Costa 33%
William Eickmeyer 33%
Ken Jacobsen 33%
Al O'Brien 33%
Patricia Scott 33%
Rosa Franklin 31%
WA State Senate 22 Karen Fraser Democratic 31%
WA State Senate 33 Karen Keiser Democratic 31%
Valeria Ogden 31%
Betti Sheldon 31%
WA Council Member 5 Julia Patterson Democratic 29%
Dow Constantine 28%
Mike Cooper 28%
WA State House 44 Position 1 Hans Dunshee Democratic 28%
Georgia Anne Gardner 28%
WA Commissioner 1 Cathy Wolfe 28%
WA State Senate 1 Rosemary McAuliffe Democratic 27%
Sid Snyder 27%
Lena Swanson 27%
Rod Blalock 25%
Lisa Brown 25%
Darlene Fairley 25%
WA State Senate 37 Adam Kline Democratic 25%
WA State Senate 36 Jeanne Kohl-Welles Democratic 25%
Margarita Prentice 25%
R. Lorraine Wojahn 25%
Mary Lou Dickerson 24%
Phyllis Kenney 24%
WA State Senate 29 Steve Conway Democratic 22%
Jeffrey Gombosky 22%
Dawn Mason 22%
WA Commissioner 2 Sandra Singery Romero Democratic 22%
Harriet Spanel 20%
WA Mayor At-Large Edward Murray Democratic 18%
WA State House 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp Democratic 17%
Grace Cole 17%
Ruth Fisher 17%
Kip Tokuda 17%
Patricia Thibaudeau 13%
Marlin Applewick 11%
Debbie Regala 11%
Helen Sommers 11%
Velma Veloria 11%
Alex Wood 11%
WA State House 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody Democratic 5%

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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