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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Washington Farm Bureau

2008 Positions on Agriculture

State Office District Name Party Rating
John Ahern 100
Gary Alexander 100
Glenn Anderson 100
WA State House 23 Position 1 Sherry Appleton Democratic 50
Mike Armstrong 100
WA State Senate 10 Barbara Bailey Republican 100
Don Barlow 60
WA State Senate 17 Donald Benton Republican 100
Jean Berkey 44
WA State House 19 Position 2 Brian Blake Democratic 80
Dale Brandland 100
Lisa Brown 33
Tom Campbell 70
Michael Carrell 100
WA State House 15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler Republican 100
WA State Senate 32 Maralyn Chase Democratic 60
WA State House 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp Democratic 60
WA State House 41 Position 2 Judy Clibborn Democratic 60
WA State House 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody Democratic 40
WA State House 12 Position 1 Cary Condotta Republican 100
WA State Senate 29 Steve Conway Democratic 60
Larry Crouse 100
WA State Senate 27 Jeannie Darneille Democratic 36
WA State House 20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt Republican 100
Jerome Delvin 100
Mary Lou Dickerson 60
James Dunn 80
WA State House 44 Position 1 Hans Dunshee Democratic 40
Deb Eddy 60
William Eickmeyer 95
WA State Senate 30 Tracey Eide Democratic 33
Mark Ericks 60
WA State Senate 42 Doug Ericksen Republican 90
Darlene Fairley 22
Dennis Flannigan 54
Rosa Franklin 33
WA State Senate 22 Karen Fraser Democratic 22
Bill Fromhold 60
WA State House 45 Position 1 Roger Goodman Democratic 50
Bill Grant 80
WA State House 28 Position 2 Tami Green Democratic 50
WA State House 35 Position 1 Kathy Haigh Democratic 60
WA State House 8 Position 2 Larry Haler Republican 100
Shirley Hankins 100
WA State Senate 24 Jim Hargrove Democratic 67
WA State Senate 11 Bob Hasegawa Democratic 60
WA State Senate 19 Brian Hatfield Democratic 67
Mary Haugen 67
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 100
WA State Senate 16 Mike Hewitt Republican 100
Bill Hinkle 100
WA State Senate 44 Steve Hobbs Democratic 56
WA State Senate 13 Janéa Holmquist Newbry Republican 100
WA State Senate 15 Jim Honeyford Republican 100
WA State House 11 Position 1 Zack Hudgins Democratic 40
WA State House 22 Position 2 Sam Hunt Democratic 50
WA State House 48 Position 1 Ross Hunter Democratic 61
WA State House 31 Position 2 Christopher Hurst Democratic 70
Ken Jacobsen 56
Fred Jarrett 60
WA State House 32 Position 2 Ruth Kagi Democratic 40
WA State Senate 25 Jim Kastama Democratic 56
Claudia Kauffman 33
WA State Senate 33 Karen Keiser Democratic 33
WA Auditor Troy Kelley Democratic 70
Phyllis Kenney 60
Lynn Kessler 80
WA U.S. House 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 44
WA State Senate 14 Curtis King Republican 100
WA State House 29 Position 2 Steve Kirby Democratic 60
WA State Senate 37 Adam Kline Democratic 24
WA State Senate 36 Jeanne Kohl-Welles Democratic 33
WA State House 7 Position 2 Joel Kretz Republican 100
WA State House 39 Position 1 Dan Kristiansen Republican 100
Patricia Lantz 50
WA State Senate 21 Marko Liias Democratic 50
Kelli Linville 60
Liz Loomis 50
Christopher Marr 44
WA State Senate 1 Rosemary McAuliffe Democratic 56
Robert McCaslin, Sr. 100
WA State Senate 38 John McCoy Democratic 40
Jim McCune 100
WA Council Member 8 Joe McDermott Democratic 33
WA County Council 2 Joyce McDonald Republican 100
WA Treasurer Jim McIntire Democratic 50
Mark Miloscia 50
WA State House 49 Position 2 Jim Moeller Democratic 60
WA State House 25 Position 1 Dawn Morrell Democratic 50
WA State House 40 Position 2 Jeff Morris Democratic 50
Bob Morton 100
WA Mayor At-Large Edward Murray Democratic 33
WA State Senate 34 Sharon Nelson Democratic 40
Daniel Newhouse 100
Al O'Brien 70
Eric Oemig 33
WA State House 20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt Republican 100
WA State House 3 Position 2 Timm Ormsby Democratic 60
WA State Senate 12 Linda Parlette Republican 100
WA State Senate 39 Kirk Pearson Republican 100
WA State Senate 43 Jamie Pedersen Democratic 50
WA State House 37 Position 2 Eric Pettigrew Democratic 60
Cheryl Pflug 100
Margarita Prentice 33
Craig Pridemore 44
WA Mayor At-Large Skip Priest Republican 90
Dave Quall 50
Marilyn Rasmussen 56
Debbie Regala 33
WA County Council 1 Dan Roach Republican 100
WA State Senate 31 Pam Roach Republican 100
WA State House 21 Position 1 Mary Helen Roberts Democratic 43
Phil Rockefeller 33
WA State House 5 Position 1 Jay Rodne Republican 100
WA State Senate 23 Christine Rolfes Democratic 50
WA State House 14 Position 2 Charles Ross Republican 100
WA State House 37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos Democratic 50
Lynn Schindler 100
WA State House 9 Position 2 Joe Schmick Republican 100
WA State Senate 9 Mark Schoesler Republican 100
Shay Schual-Berke 55
WA State House 26 Position 2 Larry Seaquist Democratic 50
WA State House 38 Position 2 Mike Sells Democratic 60
WA State Senate 35 Timothy Sheldon Democratic 89
Paull Shin 49
Geoff Simpson 40
Mary Skinner 96
WA State House 10 Position 1 Norma Smith Republican 100
Helen Sommers 50
Harriet Spanel 44
WA State House 45 Position 2 Larry Springer Democratic 60
Val Stevens 100
WA State House 47 Position 2 Pat Sullivan Democratic 50
Bob Sump 96
Dan Swecker 99
WA State House 19 Position 1 Dean Takko Democratic 80
WA State Senate 48 Rodney Tom Democratic 33
Dave Upthegrove 40
WA State House 24 Position 1 Kevin Van De Wege Democratic 70
Deb Wallace 60
WA State House 16 Position 1 Maureen Walsh Republican 100
WA State House 13 Position 1 Judy Warnick Republican 100
Brian Weinstein 44
Brendan Williams 60
Alex Wood 60
Joseph Zarelli 100

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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