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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Seattle Metropolitan Elections Committee

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WA State Senate 1 Rosemary McAuliffe Democratic 80%
WA County Council 1 Dan Roach Republican 0%
WA State House 5 Position 1 Jay Rodne Republican 40%
WA Council Member 8 Joe McDermott Democratic 100%
WA State Senate 11 Bob Hasegawa Democratic 60%
WA State House 11 Position 1 Zack Hudgins Democratic 60%
WA State Senate 32 Maralyn Chase Democratic 80%
WA State House 32 Position 2 Ruth Kagi Democratic 80%
WA State House 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody Democratic 80%
WA State House 37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos Democratic 80%
WA State House 37 Position 2 Eric Pettigrew Democratic 60%
WA State Senate 39 Kirk Pearson Republican 20%
WA State House 39 Position 1 Dan Kristiansen Republican 20%
WA State House 41 Position 2 Judy Clibborn Democratic 60%
WA State House 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp Democratic 80%
WA State House 45 Position 2 Larry Springer Democratic 60%
WA State Senate 48 Rodney Tom Democratic 80%
WA State House 48 Position 1 Ross Hunter Democratic 60%
WA Mayor At-Large Edward Murray Democratic 100%
WA Mayor At-Large Skip Priest Republican 60%
WA Treasurer Jim McIntire Democratic 80%
Glenn Anderson 20%
Mary Lou Dickerson 60%
Mark Ericks 100%
Fred Jarrett 80%
Phyllis Kenney 80%
Mark Miloscia 40%
Toby Nixon 60%
Al O'Brien 60%
Cheryl Pflug 20%
Margarita Prentice 100%
Shay Schual-Berke 60%
Jan Shabro 60%
Geoff Simpson 60%
Helen Sommers 60%
Val Stevens 0%
Dave Upthegrove 80%
Brian Weinstein 60%

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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