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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Association of Washington Business

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
John Ahern 100%
Larry Crouse 100%
Bill Hinkle 100%
WA Commissioner 1 Tom Mielke Republican 100%
WA State House 20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt Republican 100%
WA County Council 1 Dan Roach Republican 100%
Barry Sehlin 100%
WA State Senate 35 Timothy Sheldon Democratic 95%
Brad Benson 93%
WA Commissioner 2 Marc Boldt 93%
Jim Buck 93%
WA County Council 3 Roger Bush 93%
WA State House 15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler Republican 93%
WA State House 20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt Republican 93%
WA State Senate 13 Janéa Holmquist Newbry Republican 93%
WA State House 39 Position 1 Dan Kristiansen Republican 93%
Dave Mastin 93%
Lois McMahan 93%
Daniel Newhouse 93%
WA State Senate 39 Kirk Pearson Republican 93%
Lynn Schindler 93%
WA State Senate 9 Mark Schoesler Republican 93%
Bob Sump 93%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 92%
Dale Brandland 90%
Don Carlson 90%
Alex Deccio 90%
Luke Esser 90%
WA State Senate 16 Mike Hewitt Republican 90%
WA State Senate 15 Jim Honeyford Republican 90%
James Horn 90%
Stephen Johnson 90%
Bob Morton 90%
Joyce Mulliken 90%
Robert Oke 90%
WA State Senate 12 Linda Parlette Republican 90%
Cheryl Pflug 90%
Larry Sheahan 90%
Dan Swecker 90%
Joseph Zarelli 90%
Bill Finkbeiner 89%
Dave Schmidt 89%
Val Stevens 89%
Gary Alexander 87%
Glenn Anderson 87%
WA State Senate 10 Barbara Bailey Republican 87%
Jim Clements 87%
WA State House 12 Position 1 Cary Condotta Republican 87%
Don Cox 87%
Toby Nixon 87%
Georganne Talcott 87%
WA State Senate 42 Doug Ericksen Republican 86%
WA State House 5 Position 1 Jay Rodne Republican 86%
Robert McCaslin 85%
Brian Murray 85%
WA State Senate 31 Pam Roach Republican 85%
Mike Armstrong 80%
WA State Senate 17 Donald Benton Republican 80%
Jack Cairnes 80%
Jan Shabro 80%
Mary Skinner 80%
WA State Senate 48 Rodney Tom Democratic 80%
Beverly Woods 80%
Fred Jarrett 73%
WA County Council 2 Joyce McDonald Republican 73%
WA Mayor At-Large Skip Priest Republican 73%
Mary Haugen 70%
Shirley Hankins 67%
Kelli Linville 67%
Marilyn Rasmussen 65%
WA State House 41 Position 2 Judy Clibborn Democratic 60%
Bill Fromhold 60%
Bill Grant 60%
WA State Senate 24 Jim Hargrove Democratic 60%
WA State Senate 19 Brian Hatfield Democratic 60%
WA State House 48 Position 1 Ross Hunter Democratic 60%
Lynn Kessler 60%
Patricia Lantz 60%
Mark Miloscia 60%
WA State House 40 Position 2 Jeff Morris Democratic 60%
Al O'Brien 60%
Dave Quall 60%
Phil Rockefeller 60%
Helen Sommers 60%
WA State House 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp Democratic 57%
WA State House 19 Position 2 Brian Blake Democratic 53%
Tom Campbell 53%
Mary Lou Dickerson 53%
WA State House 44 Position 1 Hans Dunshee Democratic 53%
WA State House 35 Position 1 Kathy Haigh Democratic 53%
John Lovick 53%
WA State Senate 38 John McCoy Democratic 53%
WA Treasurer Jim McIntire Democratic 53%
WA State House 25 Position 1 Dawn Morrell Democratic 53%
WA State House 37 Position 2 Eric Pettigrew Democratic 53%
WA State House 37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos Democratic 53%
Dave Upthegrove 53%
Deb Wallace 53%
Jean Berkey 50%
Mark Doumit 50%
Jeanne Edwards 50%
William Eickmeyer 50%
WA State Senate 30 Tracey Eide Democratic 50%
WA State Senate 25 Jim Kastama Democratic 50%
Laura Ruderman 50%
Paull Shin 50%
Velma Veloria 50%
WA State House 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody Democratic 47%
Mike Cooper 47%
WA State House 11 Position 1 Zack Hudgins Democratic 47%
WA State House 22 Position 2 Sam Hunt Democratic 47%
WA State House 32 Position 2 Ruth Kagi Democratic 47%
Phyllis Kenney 47%
WA State House 29 Position 2 Steve Kirby Democratic 47%
WA Council Member 8 Joe McDermott Democratic 47%
WA Mayor At-Large Edward Murray Democratic 47%
Shay Schual-Berke 47%
David Simpson 47%
WA State Senate 1 Rosemary McAuliffe Democratic 45%
WA County Council 2 Brian Sullivan Democratic 43%
WA State Senate 29 Steve Conway Democratic 40%
WA State Senate 27 Jeannie Darneille Democratic 40%
WA State House 49 Position 2 Jim Moeller Democratic 40%
WA Commissioner 2 Sandra Singery Romero Democratic 40%
Geoff Simpson 40%
Alex Wood 40%
Rosa Franklin 35%
Ken Jacobsen 35%
WA State Senate 36 Jeanne Kohl-Welles Democratic 35%
Betti Sheldon 35%
WA State Senate 32 Maralyn Chase Democratic 33%
Dennis Flannigan 33%
WA State House 3 Position 2 Timm Ormsby Democratic 33%
Erik Poulsen 32%
WA State Senate 33 Karen Keiser Democratic 30%
Margarita Prentice 30%
Harriet Spanel 30%
Lisa Brown 26%
WA State Senate 22 Karen Fraser Democratic 25%
Debbie Regala 25%
Patricia Thibaudeau 22%
Darlene Fairley 21%
WA State Senate 37 Adam Kline Democratic 20%

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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