Rating Group: Association of Washington Business

2003 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 97%
WA State House-11 Position 1 Zack Hudgins D 29%
WA State House-12 Position 1 Cary Condotta R 88%
WA State House-15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler R 91%
WA State House-19 Position 2 Brian Blake D 57%
WA State House-20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt R 88%
WA State House-20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt R 89%
WA State House-22 Position 2 Sam Hunt D 31%
WA State House-25 Position 1 Dawn Morrell D 43%
WA State House-29 Position 2 Steve Kirby D 39%
WA State House-32 Position 2 Ruth Kagi D 37%
WA State House-34 Position 1 Eileen Cody D 31%
WA State House-35 Position 1 Kathy Haigh D 43%
WA State House-37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos D 40%
WA State House-37 Position 2 Eric Pettigrew D 43%
WA State House-39 Position 1 Dan Kristiansen R 94%
WA State House-40 Position 2 Jeff Morris D 69%
WA State House-41 Position 2 Judy Clibborn D 54%
WA State House-43 Position 2 Frank Chopp D 51%
WA State House-44 Position 1 Hans Dunshee D 37%
WA State House-48 Position 1 Ross Hunter D 51%
WA State House-49 Position 2 Jim Moeller D 48%
WA State Senate-1 Rosemary McAuliffe D 37%
WA State Senate-9 Mark Schoesler R 85%
WA State Senate-10 Barbara Bailey R 91%
WA State Senate-12 Linda Parlette R 98%
WA State Senate-13 Janéa Holmquist Newbry R 86%
WA State Senate-15 Jim Honeyford R 95%
WA State Senate-16 Mike Hewitt R 98%
WA State Senate-17 Donald Benton R 93%
WA State Senate-19 Brian Hatfield D 29%
WA State Senate-22 Karen Fraser D 29%
WA State Senate-24 Jim Hargrove D 58%
WA State Senate-27 Jeannie Darneille D 37%
WA State Senate-29 Steve Conway D 37%
WA State Senate-30 Tracey Eide D 44%
WA State Senate-31 Pam Roach R 95%
WA State Senate-32 Maralyn Chase D 29%
WA State Senate-33 Karen Keiser D 28%
WA State Senate-35 Timothy Sheldon D 98%
WA State Senate-36 Jeanne Kohl-Welles D 37%
WA State Senate-37 Adam Kline D 25%
WA State Senate-38 John McCoy D 37%
WA State Senate-39 Kirk Pearson R 94%
WA State Senate-42 Doug Ericksen R 97%
WA State Senate-48 Rodney Tom D 89%
WA Mayor-At-Large Edward Murray D 37%
WA Mayor-At-Large Skip Priest R 83%
WA Council Member-8 Joe McDermott D 31%
WA Commissioner-1 Tom Mielke R 86%
WA Commissioner-2 Marc Boldt 94%
WA Commissioner-2 Sandra Singery Romero D 31%
WA Treasurer Jim McIntire D 40%
WA County Council-1 Dan Roach R 77%
WA County Council-2 Joyce McDonald R 84%
WA County Council-2 Brian Sullivan D 49%
WA County Council-3 Roger Bush 83%
John Ahern 85%
Gary Alexander 91%
Glenn Anderson 94%
Mike Armstrong 94%
Brad Benson 85%
Jean Berkey 54%
Dale Brandland 98%
Lisa Brown 33%
Jim Buck 91%
Jack Cairnes 89%
Tom Campbell 59%
Don Carlson 93%
Michael Carrell 86%
Jim Clements 89%
Mike Cooper 34%
Don Cox 91%
Larry Crouse 83%
Alex Deccio 97%
Jerome Delvin 90%
Mary Lou Dickerson 31%
Mark Doumit 61%
Jeanne Edwards 32%
William Eickmeyer 53%
Luke Esser 95%
Darlene Fairley 26%
Bill Finkbeiner 95%
Dennis Flannigan 40%
Rosa Franklin 29%
Bill Fromhold 49%
Jeffrey Gombosky 52%
Bill Grant 54%
Patricia Hale 98%
Shirley Hankins 74%
Mary Haugen 70%
Bill Hinkle 89%
James Horn 98%
Ken Jacobsen 34%
Fred Jarrett 83%
Stephen Johnson 95%
Jim Kastama 54%
Phyllis Kenney 37%
Lynn Kessler 54%
Patricia Lantz 46%
Kelli Linville 57%
John Lovick 49%
Dave Mastin 88%
Robert McCaslin, Sr. 94%
Lois McMahan 89%
Mark Miloscia 40%
Bob Morton 98%
Joyce Mulliken 93%
Daniel Newhouse 94%
Toby Nixon 83%
Al O'Brien 51%
Robert Oke 98%
Cheryl Pflug 94%
Erik Poulsen 33%
Margarita Prentice 37%
Dave Quall 61%
Marilyn Rasmussen 83%
Aaron Reardon 55%
Debbie Regala 27%
Phil Rockefeller 49%
Dino Rossi 100%
Laura Ruderman 51%
Lynn Schindler 85%
Dave Schmidt 98%
Shay Schual-Berke 29%
Barry Sehlin 93%
Jan Shabro 91%
Larry Sheahan 98%
Betti Sheldon 39%
Paull Shin 59%
Geoff Simpson 29%
Mary Skinner 91%
Helen Sommers 39%
Harriet Spanel 29%
Val Stevens 95%
Bob Sump 91%
Dan Swecker 95%
Georganne Talcott 85%
Patricia Thibaudeau 23%
Dave Upthegrove 32%
Velma Veloria 34%
Deb Wallace 48%
James West 100%
Shirley Winsley 66%
Alex Wood 37%
Beverly Woods 89%
Joseph Zarelli 98%

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