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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Association of Washington Business

2001 State Senate Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
WA State Senate 16 Mike Hewitt Republican 100%
James Horn 100%
Dan McDonald 100%
WA State Senate 12 Linda Parlette Republican 100%
Dino Rossi 100%
Val Stevens 100%
James West 100%
Joseph Zarelli 100%
Patricia Hale 95%
Harold Hochstatter 95%
WA State Senate 15 Jim Honeyford Republican 95%
Stephen Johnson 95%
Bob Morton 95%
Larry Sheahan 95%
WA State Senate 17 Donald Benton Republican 94%
Alex Deccio 93%
Jeanine Long 89%
Robert McCaslin 89%
Robert Oke 89%
Dan Swecker 89%
WA State Senate 31 Pam Roach Republican 88%
Bill Finkbeiner 84%
Don Carlson 83%
WA State Senate 35 Timothy Sheldon Democratic 83%
Shirley Winsley 67%
Marilyn Rasmussen 63%
WA State Senate 24 Jim Hargrove Democratic 58%
Mary Haugen 44%
WA State Senate 30 Tracey Eide Democratic 42%
Georgia Anne Gardner 42%
WA State Senate 25 Jim Kastama Democratic 42%
Paull Shin 42%
Sid Snyder 39%
Lisa Brown 37%
Rosa Franklin 37%
Ken Jacobsen 37%
WA State Senate 1 Rosemary McAuliffe Democratic 37%
WA Council Member 5 Julia Patterson Democratic 37%
Margarita Prentice 37%
Betti Sheldon 37%
Harriet Spanel 37%
Jeralita Costa 33%
WA State Senate 37 Adam Kline Democratic 33%
Debbie Regala 33%
Dow Constantine 32%
WA State Senate 22 Karen Fraser Democratic 32%
WA State Senate 36 Jeanne Kohl-Welles Democratic 32%
Patricia Thibaudeau 32%
Darlene Fairley 29%

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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