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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of Washington

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
WA State House 20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt Republican 0%
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 86%
WA State House 44 Position 1 Hans Dunshee Democratic 43%
WA State Senate 1 Rosemary McAuliffe Democratic 67%
WA State Senate 9 Mark Schoesler Republican 0%
WA State Senate 12 Linda Parlette Republican 0%
WA State Senate 15 Jim Honeyford Republican 0%
WA State Senate 17 Donald Benton Republican 0%
WA State Senate 19 Brian Hatfield Democratic 71%
WA State Senate 22 Karen Fraser Democratic 83%
WA State Senate 24 Jim Hargrove Democratic 17%
WA State Senate 25 Jim Kastama Democratic 29%
WA State Senate 29 Steve Conway Democratic 29%
WA State Senate 31 Pam Roach Republican 17%
WA State Senate 33 Karen Keiser Democratic 43%
WA State Senate 35 Timothy Sheldon Democratic 100%
WA State Senate 36 Jeanne Kohl-Welles Democratic 100%
WA State Senate 37 Adam Kline Democratic 83%
WA Mayor At-Large Edward Murray Democratic 86%
WA Mayor Suzette Cooke 29%
WA Council Member 3 Kathy Lambert Republican 0%
WA Council Member 5 Julia Patterson Democratic 50%
WA Commissioner 1 Tom Mielke Republican 0%
WA Commissioner 1 Cathy Wolfe 57%
WA Commissioner 2 Marc Boldt 0%
WA Commissioner 2 Sandra Singery Romero Democratic 71%
WA County Council 1 John Koster 0%
WA County Council 2 Joyce McDonald Republican 0%
WA County Council 2 Brian Sullivan Democratic 0%
WA County Council 3 Roger Bush 0%
Gary Alexander 0%
Ann Anderson 17%
David Anderson 57%
Marlin Applewick 71%
Bill Backlund 0%
Clyde Ballard 0%
Ida Ballasiotes 0%
Albert Bauer 17%
Brad Benson 0%
Lisa Brown 83%
Jim Buck 0%
Patty Butler 71%
Jack Cairnes 14%
Don Carlson 14%
Michael Carrell 0%
Gary Chandler 0%
Jim Clements 0%
Grace Cole 86%
Dow Constantine 86%
Mike Cooper 57%
Jeralita Costa 57%
Larry Crouse 0%
Alex Deccio 17%
Jerome Delvin 0%
Mary Lou Dickerson 86%
Mark Doumit 29%
James Dunn 0%
Philip Dyer 0%
William Eickmeyer 43%
Darlene Fairley 100%
Bill Finkbeiner 17%
Ruth Fisher 71%
Rosa Franklin 50%
Georgia Anne Gardner 43%
Calvin Goings 33%
Jeffrey Gombosky 43%
Bill Grant 43%
Patricia Hale 17%
Shirley Hankins 29%
Mary Haugen 33%
Michael Heavey 100%
Timothy Hickel 14%
Harold Hochstatter 0%
James Horn 33%
Tom Huff 0%
Ken Jacobsen 100%
Peggy Johnson 0%
Stephen Johnson 17%
Phyllis Kenney 71%
Lynn Kessler 57%
Patricia Lantz 43%
Kelli Linville 29%
Barbara Lisk 0%
Jeanine Long 17%
Valoria Loveland 50%
Dawn Mason 57%
Dave Mastin 14%
Robert McCaslin 17%
James McCune 0%
Dan McDonald 17%
Maryann Mitchell 0%
Bob Morton 17%
Joyce Mulliken 0%
Irv Newhouse 17%
Al O'Brien 29%
Valeria Ogden 57%
Robert Oke 17%
John Pennington, Jr. 0%
Erik Poulsen 71%
Margarita Prentice 50%
Eugene Prince 33%
Dave Quall 43%
Renee Radcliff 0%
Marilyn Rasmussen 17%
Bill Reams 14%
Debbie Regala 86%
Eric Robertson 0%
Dino Rossi 17%
Dave Schmidt 0%
Karen Schmidt 0%
Ray Schow 0%
Patricia Scott 57%
Barry Sehlin 0%
George Sellar 17%
Larry Sheahan 0%
Betti Sheldon 17%
Mike Sherstad 0%
Mary Skinner 0%
Scott Smith 14%
Sid Snyder 50%
Duane Sommers 0%
Helen Sommers 57%
Harriet Spanel 100%
Val Stevens 0%
Gary Strannigan 0%
Bob Sump 0%
Dan Swecker 0%
Georganne Talcott 0%
Patricia Thibaudeau 100%
Brian Thomas 14%
Les Thomas 0%
William Thompson 0%
Kip Tokuda 86%
Steve Van Luven 0%
Velma Veloria 86%
Mike Wensman 14%
James West 0%
Shirley Winsley 17%
R. Lorraine Wojahn 83%
Alex Wood 71%
Jeannette Wood 17%
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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