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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of Washington

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 14%
WA State House 20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt Republican 14%
WA State House 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody Democratic 71%
WA State House 40 Position 2 Jeff Morris Democratic 57%
WA State House 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp Democratic 71%
WA State House 44 Position 1 Hans Dunshee Democratic 57%
WA State Senate 1 Rosemary McAuliffe Democratic 57%
WA State Senate 9 Mark Schoesler Republican 29%
WA State Senate 12 Linda Parlette Republican 43%
WA State Senate 15 Jim Honeyford Republican 14%
WA State Senate 17 Donald Benton Republican 14%
WA State Senate 19 Brian Hatfield Democratic 57%
WA State Senate 22 Karen Fraser Democratic 57%
WA State Senate 24 Jim Hargrove Democratic 14%
WA State Senate 25 Jim Kastama Democratic 14%
WA State Senate 29 Steve Conway Democratic 43%
WA State Senate 31 Pam Roach Republican 0%
WA State Senate 33 Karen Keiser Democratic 57%
WA State Senate 35 Timothy Sheldon Democratic 14%
WA State Senate 36 Jeanne Kohl-Welles Democratic 71%
WA State Senate 37 Adam Kline Democratic 86%
WA Mayor At-Large Edward Murray Democratic 57%
WA Mayor Suzette Cooke 29%
WA Council Member 3 Kathy Lambert Republican 14%
WA Council Member 5 Julia Patterson Democratic 57%
WA Council Member At-Large Les Thomas Republican 14%
WA Commissioner 1 Tom Mielke Republican 14%
WA Commissioner 1 Cathy Wolfe 67%
WA Commissioner 2 Marc Boldt 29%
WA Commissioner 2 Sandra Singery Romero Democratic 57%
WA County Council 1 John Koster 29%
WA County Council 2 Joyce McDonald Republican 14%
WA County Council 2 Brian Sullivan Democratic 29%
WA County Council 3 Roger Bush 14%
Gary Alexander 14%
Ann Anderson 17%
David Anderson 43%
Marlin Applewick 57%
Bill Backlund 29%
Clyde Ballard 14%
Ida Ballasiotes 43%
Albert Bauer 43%
Brad Benson 14%
Rod Blalock 57%
Lisa Brown 71%
Jim Buck 14%
Patty Butler 71%
Jack Cairnes 14%
Don Carlson 14%
Michael Carrell 14%
Gary Chandler 14%
Jim Clements 14%
Grace Cole 71%
Dow Constantine 71%
Mike Cooper 43%
Jeralita Costa 67%
Larry Crouse 14%
Alex Deccio 17%
Jerome Delvin 14%
Mary Lou Dickerson 71%
Mark Doumit 57%
James Dunn 29%
Philip Dyer 29%
Darlene Fairley 86%
Bill Finkbeiner 33%
Ruth Fisher 57%
Rosa Franklin 50%
Georgia Anne Gardner 75%
Calvin Goings 33%
Jeffrey Gombosky 57%
Bill Grant 43%
Patricia Hale 0%
Shirley Hankins 43%
Mary Haugen 29%
Michael Heavey 43%
Timothy Hickel 14%
Harold Hochstatter 29%
James Horn 14%
Tom Huff 14%
Ken Jacobsen 57%
Peggy Johnson 14%
Stephen Johnson 14%
Phyllis Kenney 57%
Lynn Kessler 29%
Patricia Lantz 29%
Kelli Linville 43%
Barbara Lisk 14%
Jeanine Long 14%
Valoria Loveland 29%
Dawn Mason 57%
Dave Mastin 43%
Robert McCaslin, Sr. 20%
Dan McDonald 17%
Maryann Mitchell 14%
Bob Morton 14%
Joyce Mulliken 29%
Irv Newhouse 17%
Al O'Brien 43%
Valeria Ogden 43%
Robert Oke 14%
John Pennington, Jr. 14%
Erik Poulsen 57%
Margarita Prentice 83%
Eugene Prince 29%
Renee Radcliff 43%
Marilyn Rasmussen 29%
Bill Reams 17%
Debbie Regala 57%
Eric Robertson 14%
Dino Rossi 14%
Dave Schmidt 17%
Karen Schmidt 14%
Ray Schow 29%
Patricia Scott 57%
Barry Sehlin 50%
George Sellar 14%
Larry Sheahan 14%
Betti Sheldon 43%
Mike Sherstad 29%
Mary Skinner 14%
Scott Smith 17%
Sid Snyder 43%
Duane Sommers 29%
Helen Sommers 57%
Harriet Spanel 57%
Mark Sterk 29%
Val Stevens 29%
Gary Strannigan 14%
Bob Sump 14%
Lena Swanson 57%
Dan Swecker 17%
Georganne Talcott 14%
Patricia Thibaudeau 71%
Brian Thomas 29%
William Thompson 14%
Kip Tokuda 57%
Steve Van Luven 14%
Velma Veloria 71%
Mike Wensman 43%
James West 14%
Shirley Winsley 14%
R. Lorraine Wojahn 57%
Alex Wood 57%
Jeannette Wood 17%
Joseph Zarelli 33%

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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