Rating Group: Association of Washington Business

2001 State Senate Score

State Office Name Party Rating
WA State Senate-1 Rosemary McAuliffe D 37%
WA State Senate-12 Linda Parlette R 100%
WA State Senate-15 Jim Honeyford R 95%
WA State Senate-16 Mike Hewitt R 100%
WA State Senate-17 Donald Benton R 94%
WA State Senate-22 Karen Fraser D 32%
WA State Senate-24 Jim Hargrove D 58%
WA State Senate-31 Pam Roach R 88%
WA State Senate-35 Timothy Sheldon D 83%
WA State Senate-36 Jeanne Kohl-Welles D 32%
WA County Executive-At-Large Dow Constantine 32%
Lisa Brown 37%
Don Carlson 83%
Jeralita Costa 33%
Alex Deccio 93%
Tracey Eide 42%
Darlene Fairley 29%
Bill Finkbeiner 84%
Rosa Franklin 37%
Georgia Anne Gardner 42%
Patricia Hale 95%
Mary Haugen 44%
Harold Hochstatter 95%
James Horn 100%
Ken Jacobsen 37%
Stephen Johnson 95%
Jim Kastama 42%
Adam Kline 33%
Jeanine Long 89%
Robert McCaslin, Sr. 89%
Dan McDonald 100%
Bob Morton 95%
Robert Oke 89%
Julia Patterson 37%
Margarita Prentice 37%
Marilyn Rasmussen 63%
Debbie Regala 33%
Dino Rossi 100%
Larry Sheahan 95%
Betti Sheldon 37%
Paull Shin 42%
Sid Snyder 39%
Harriet Spanel 37%
Val Stevens 100%
Dan Swecker 89%
Patricia Thibaudeau 32%
James West 100%
Shirley Winsley 67%
Joseph Zarelli 100%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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