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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Association of Washington Business

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 91%
WA State House 15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler Republican 92%
WA State House 20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt Republican 78%
WA State House 20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt Republican 88%
WA State House 22 Position 2 Sam Hunt Democratic 25%
WA State House 29 Position 2 Steve Kirby Democratic 21%
WA State House 31 Position 2 Christopher Hurst Democratic 21%
WA State House 32 Position 2 Ruth Kagi Democratic 21%
WA State House 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody Democratic 21%
WA State House 35 Position 1 Kathy Haigh Democratic 29%
WA State House 37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos Democratic 29%
WA State House 40 Position 2 Jeff Morris Democratic 25%
WA State House 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp Democratic 29%
WA State House 44 Position 1 Hans Dunshee Democratic 25%
WA State Senate 1 Rosemary McAuliffe Democratic 20%
WA State Senate 9 Mark Schoesler Republican 83%
WA State Senate 12 Linda Parlette Republican 100%
WA State Senate 15 Jim Honeyford Republican 90%
WA State Senate 16 Mike Hewitt Republican 100%
WA State Senate 17 Donald Benton Republican 84%
WA State Senate 19 Brian Hatfield Democratic 29%
WA State Senate 22 Karen Fraser Democratic 15%
WA State Senate 24 Jim Hargrove Democratic 33%
WA State Senate 25 Jim Kastama Democratic 45%
WA State Senate 27 Jeannie Darneille Democratic 21%
WA State Senate 29 Steve Conway Democratic 21%
WA State Senate 30 Tracey Eide Democratic 40%
WA State Senate 31 Pam Roach Republican 75%
WA State Senate 32 Maralyn Chase Democratic 25%
WA State Senate 33 Karen Keiser Democratic 25%
WA State Senate 35 Timothy Sheldon Democratic 68%
WA State Senate 36 Jeanne Kohl-Welles Democratic 10%
WA State Senate 37 Adam Kline Democratic 5%
WA State Senate 39 Kirk Pearson Republican 88%
WA State Senate 42 Doug Ericksen Republican 92%
WA Mayor At-Large Edward Murray Democratic 25%
WA Council Member 8 Joe McDermott Democratic 25%
WA Commissioner 1 Tom Mielke Republican 88%
WA Commissioner 2 Marc Boldt 83%
WA Commissioner 2 Sandra Singery Romero Democratic 25%
WA Treasurer Jim McIntire Democratic 21%
WA County Council 1 Dan Roach Republican 83%
WA County Council 2 Brian Sullivan Democratic 25%
WA County Council 3 Roger Bush 83%
John Ahern 88%
Gary Alexander 79%
Glenn Anderson 88%
Mike Armstrong 86%
Clyde Ballard 92%
Ida Ballasiotes 95%
Kelly Barlean 92%
Brad Benson 83%
Jean Berkey 29%
Lisa Brown 28%
Jim Buck 88%
Jack Cairnes 79%
Tom Campbell 67%
Don Carlson 65%
Michael Carrell 88%
Sarah Casada 91%
Jim Clements 92%
Mike Cooper 25%
Jeralita Costa 15%
Don Cox 83%
Larry Crouse 92%
Alex Deccio 83%
Jerome Delvin 88%
Mary Lou Dickerson 25%
Mark Doumit 29%
James Dunn 83%
Jeanne Edwards 22%
William Eickmeyer 29%
Luke Esser 92%
Darlene Fairley 16%
Bill Finkbeiner 90%
Ruth Fisher 21%
Rosa Franklin 15%
Bill Fromhold 29%
Georgia Anne Gardner 32%
Jeffrey Gombosky 29%
Bill Grant 29%
Patricia Hale 95%
Shirley Hankins 83%
Mary Haugen 37%
Harold Hochstatter 95%
James Horn 85%
Brock Jackley 25%
Ken Jacobsen 15%
Fred Jarrett 87%
Stephen Johnson 95%
Phyllis Kenney 21%
Lynn Kessler 29%
Patricia Lantz 21%
Kelli Linville 25%
Barbara Lisk 95%
Jeanine Long 100%
John Lovick 25%
Dave Mastin 88%
Robert McCaslin, Sr. 94%
Dan McDonald 95%
Mark Miloscia 25%
Maryann Mitchell 92%
Dave Morell 88%
Bob Morton 95%
Joyce Mulliken 92%
Toby Nixon 92%
Al O'Brien 25%
Valeria Ogden 25%
Robert Oke 84%
Cheryl Pflug 88%
Erik Poulsen 0%
Margarita Prentice 25%
Dave Quall 26%
Marilyn Rasmussen 40%
Aaron Reardon 29%
Debbie Regala 11%
Phil Rockefeller 29%
Dino Rossi 95%
Laura Ruderman 29%
Lynn Schindler 91%
Dave Schmidt 90%
Shay Schual-Berke 25%
Barry Sehlin 92%
Larry Sheahan 90%
Betti Sheldon 25%
Paull Shin 37%
Geoff Simpson 25%
Mary Skinner 89%
Sid Snyder 32%
Helen Sommers 25%
Harriet Spanel 15%
Val Stevens 90%
Bob Sump 88%
Dan Swecker 95%
Georganne Talcott 88%
Patricia Thibaudeau 5%
Kip Tokuda 21%
Steve Van Luven 88%
Velma Veloria 21%
James West 95%
Shirley Winsley 50%
Alex Wood 21%
Beverly Woods 88%
Joseph Zarelli 95%

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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