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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Association of Washington Business

2003 Positions

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

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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