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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

1998 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 17%
WA State House 20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt Republican 17%
WA State House 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody Democratic 100%
WA State House 40 Position 2 Jeff Morris Democratic 75%
WA State House 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp Democratic 100%
WA State House 44 Position 1 Hans Dunshee Democratic 92%
WA State Senate 1 Rosemary McAuliffe Democratic 71%
WA State Senate 9 Mark Schoesler Republican 8%
WA State Senate 12 Linda Parlette Republican 17%
WA State Senate 15 Jim Honeyford Republican 17%
WA State Senate 17 Donald Benton Republican 0%
WA State Senate 19 Brian Hatfield Democratic 83%
WA State Senate 22 Karen Fraser Democratic 71%
WA State Senate 24 Jim Hargrove Democratic 57%
WA State Senate 25 Jim Kastama Democratic 92%
WA State Senate 29 Steve Conway Democratic 100%
WA State Senate 31 Pam Roach Republican 0%
WA State Senate 33 Karen Keiser Democratic 100%
WA State Senate 35 Timothy Sheldon Democratic 43%
WA State Senate 36 Jeanne Kohl-Welles Democratic 71%
WA State Senate 37 Adam Kline Democratic 71%
WA Mayor At-Large Edward Murray Democratic 100%
WA Council Member 3 Kathy Lambert Republican 8%
WA Council Member 5 Julia Patterson Democratic 57%
WA Commissioner 1 Tom Mielke Republican 8%
WA Commissioner 1 Cathy Wolfe 100%
WA Commissioner 2 Marc Boldt 8%
WA Commissioner 2 Sandra Singery Romero Democratic 100%
WA County Council 1 John Koster 8%
WA County Council 2 Joyce McDonald Republican 25%
WA County Council 2 Brian Sullivan Democratic 92%
WA County Council 3 Roger Bush 17%
Gary Alexander 25%
David Anderson 83%
Clyde Ballard 17%
Ida Ballasiotes 17%
Albert Bauer 57%
Brad Benson 17%
Lisa Brown 71%
Jim Buck 0%
Jack Cairnes 33%
Don Carlson 17%
Michael Carrell 18%
Gary Chandler 17%
Jim Clements 17%
Dow Constantine 100%
Mike Cooper 100%
Jeralita Costa 100%
Larry Crouse 17%
Alex Deccio 0%
Jerome Delvin 25%
Mary Lou Dickerson 100%
Mark Doumit 75%
James Dunn 17%
William Eickmeyer 92%
Darlene Fairley 71%
Bill Finkbeiner 0%
Ruth Fisher 92%
Rosa Franklin 71%
Georgia Anne Gardner 92%
Calvin Goings 43%
Jeffrey Gombosky 100%
Bill Grant 75%
Patricia Hale 0%
Shirley Hankins 17%
Mary Haugen 50%
Michael Heavey 83%
Harold Hochstatter 0%
James Horn 0%
Tom Huff 17%
Ken Jacobsen 43%
Stephen Johnson 0%
Phyllis Kenney 100%
Lynn Kessler 83%
Patricia Lantz 83%
Kelli Linville 75%
Barbara Lisk 25%
Jeanine Long 0%
Valoria Loveland 71%
Dave Mastin 25%
Robert McCaslin, Sr. 0%
Dan McDonald 0%
Maryann Mitchell 17%
Bob Morton 0%
Joyce Mulliken 17%
Al O'Brien 100%
Valeria Ogden 92%
Robert Oke 0%
John Pennington, Jr. 17%
Erik Poulsen 92%
Margarita Prentice 71%
Dave Quall 75%
Renee Radcliff 20%
Marilyn Rasmussen 43%
Debbie Regala 92%
Dino Rossi 0%
Dave Schmidt 17%
Karen Schmidt 33%
Patricia Scott 92%
George Sellar 0%
Betti Sheldon 71%
Mary Skinner 18%
Sid Snyder 57%
Duane Sommers 18%
Helen Sommers 92%
Harriet Spanel 57%
Val Stevens 0%
Bob Sump 17%
Dan Swecker 0%
Georganne Talcott 17%
Patricia Thibaudeau 71%
Brian Thomas 17%
Kip Tokuda 100%
Steve Van Luven 27%
Velma Veloria 100%
Mike Wensman 25%
James West 0%
Shirley Winsley 0%
R. Lorraine Wojahn 71%
Alex Wood 100%
Joseph Zarelli 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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