Rating Group: Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

2012 Lifetime Scores

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
John Ahern 14%
Gary Alexander 16%
Glenn Anderson 15%
WA State Senate-26 Jan Angel R 20%
WA State House-23 Position 1 Sherry Appleton D 99%
Mike Armstrong 20%
Katrina Asay 39%
WA State Senate-10 Barbara Bailey R 14%
WA State Senate-6 Michael Baumgartner R 19%
WA State Senate-2 Randi Becker R 17%
WA State Senate-17 Donald Benton R 30%
WA State Senate-3 Andy Billig D 100%
WA State House-19 Position 2 Brian Blake D 87%
Lisa Brown 91%
WA State House-42 Position 2 Vincent Buys R 12%
WA State Senate-36 Reuven Carlyle D 57%
Michael Carrell 21%
WA State House-15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler R 10%
WA State Senate-32 Maralyn Chase D 98%
WA State House-43 Position 2 Frank Chopp D 89%
WA State House-41 Position 2 Judy Clibborn D 77%
WA State House-34 Position 1 Eileen Cody D 94%
WA State House-12 Position 1 Cary Condotta R 13%
WA State Senate-29 Steve Conway D 99%
Larry Crouse 12%
Cathy Dahlquist 27%
WA State Senate-25 Bruce Dammeier R 18%
WA State Senate-27 Jeannie Darneille D 88%
WA State House-20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt R 14%
WA Commissioner-1 Jerome Delvin 16%
Mary Lou Dickerson 94%
WA Councilman-5 Hans Dunshee D 91%
Deb Eddy 61%
Tracey Eide 86%
WA State Senate-42 Doug Ericksen R 17%
Susan Fagan 12%
WA State Senate-47 Joe Fain R 25%
Fred Finn 47%
WA State House-34 Position 2 Joe Fitzgibbon D 97%
WA State Senate-22 Karen Fraser D 95%
WA State Senate-46 David Frockt D 84%
WA State House-45 Position 1 Roger Goodman D 94%
Tami Green 92%
Kathy Haigh 86%
WA State House-8 Position 2 Larry Haler R 23%
WA State House-23 Position 2 Drew Hansen D 100%
WA State Senate-24 Jim Hargrove D 68%
WA State House-47 Position 1 Mark Hargrove R 18%
Nick Harper 93%
WA State House-17 Position 2 Paul Harris R 45%
WA State Senate-11 Bob Hasegawa D 98%
Brian Hatfield 73%
Mary Haugen 61%
WA State Senate-16 Mike Hewitt R 12%
WA State Senate-45 Andy Hill R 19%
Bill Hinkle 16%
WA State Senate-44 Steve Hobbs D 68%
Janéa Holmquist Newbry 15%
WA State Senate-15 Jim Honeyford R 8%
Mike Hope 27%
WA State House-11 Position 1 Zack Hudgins D 93%
WA State House-22 Position 2 Sam Hunt D 97%
Ross Hunter 71%
WA State House-31 Position 2 Christopher Hurst D 73%
WA State House-27 Position 1 Laurie Jinkins D 82%
WA State House-14 Position 1 Norm Johnson R 12%
WA State House-32 Position 2 Ruth Kagi D 87%
Jim Kastama 74%
WA State Senate-33 Karen Keiser D 96%
WA Auditor Troy Kelley D 61%
Phyllis Kenney 99%
WA U.S. House-6 Derek Kilmer D 80%
WA State Senate-14 Curtis King R 19%
WA State House-29 Position 2 Steve Kirby D 98%
Adam Kline 94%
WA State House-8 Position 1 Brad Klippert R 14%
Jeanne Kohl-Welles 92%
WA State House-7 Position 2 Joel Kretz R 11%
WA State House-39 Position 1 Dan Kristiansen R 13%
WA Council Member-4 Connie Ladenburg 100%
WA State Senate-21 Marko Liias D 97%
WA State Senate-41 Steve Litzow R 22%
WA State House-40 Position 1 Kristine Lytton D 100%
Marcie Maxwell 67%
WA State Senate-1 Rosemary McAuliffe D 90%
WA State Senate-38 John McCoy D 92%
WA Council Member-3 Jim McCune 22%
WA State Senate-30 Mark Miloscia R 91%
WA State House-49 Position 2 Jim Moeller D 88%
WA State House-40 Position 2 Jeff Morris D 77%
Bob Morton 9%
WA State House-1 Position 2 Luis Moscoso D 100%
WA Mayor-At-Large Edward Murray 94%
WA State House-16 Position 2 Terry Nealey R 10%
WA State Senate-34 Sharon Nelson D 95%
WA State House-20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt R 15%
WA State House-3 Position 2 Timm Ormsby D 99%
WA State House-33 Position 1 Tina Orwall D 92%
Jason Overstreet 9%
WA State Senate-4 Mike Padden R 8%
WA State House-6 Position 1 Kevin Parker R 14%
WA State Senate-12 Linda Parlette R 15%
WA State Senate-39 Kirk Pearson R 16%
WA State Senate-43 Jamie Pedersen D 75%
WA State House-37 Position 2 Eric Pettigrew D 87%
Cheryl Pflug 21%
WA State House-46 Position 1 Gerry Pollet D 100%
Margarita Prentice 89%
Craig Pridemore 86%
Tim Probst 84%
WA State Senate-40 Kevin Ranker D 91%
Debbie Regala 90%
WA State House-22 Position 1 Chris Reykdal D 97%
WA State Senate-18 Ann Rivers R 25%
WA State Senate-31 Pam Roach R 40%
Mary Helen Roberts 92%
WA State House-5 Position 1 Jay Rodne R 17%
WA State Senate-23 Christine Rolfes D 84%
Charles Ross 11%
WA State House-32 Position 1 Cindy Ryu D 100%
WA State House-37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos D 94%
WA State House-9 Position 2 Joe Schmick R 11%
WA State Senate-9 Mark Schoesler R 12%
Larry Seaquist 70%
WA State House-38 Position 2 Mike Sells D 100%
WA State House-4 Position 2 Matt Shea R 14%
WA State Senate-35 Timothy Sheldon D 29%
Paull Shin 84%
WA State House-7 Position 1 Shelly Short R 10%
WA State House-10 Position 1 Norma Smith R 16%
WA State House-45 Position 2 Larry Springer D 72%
WA State House-1 Position 1 Derek Stanford D 100%
Val Stevens 9%
WA Councilperson-1 Pat Sullivan D 83%
WA State House-47 Position 2 Pat Sullivan D 83%
Dan Swecker 22%
WA State Senate-19 Dean Takko D 75%
WA State House-15 Position 2 David Taylor R 10%
WA State House-24 Position 2 Steve Tharinger D 82%
Rodney Tom 53%
WA Council Member-5 Dave Upthegrove 96%
WA State House-24 Position 1 Kevin Van De Wege D 82%
WA State House-16 Position 1 Maureen Walsh R 27%
WA State Senate-13 Judy Warnick R 11%
WA State House-2 Position 2 JT Wilcox R 12%
WA State House-49 Position 1 Sharon Wylie D 80%
Joseph Zarelli 15%
WA State House-25 Position 2 Hans Zeiger R 39%

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