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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Association of Washington Business

2008 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 88
WA U.S. House 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 30
WA State House 3 Position 2 Timm Ormsby Democratic 31
WA State House 5 Position 1 Jay Rodne Republican 85
WA State House 7 Position 2 Joel Kretz Republican 96
WA State House 8 Position 2 Larry Haler Republican 92
WA State House 9 Position 2 Joe Schmick Republican 92
WA State House 10 Position 1 Norma Smith Republican 92
WA State House 11 Position 1 Zack Hudgins Democratic 31
WA State House 12 Position 1 Cary Condotta Republican 92
WA State House 13 Position 1 Judy Warnick Republican 92
WA State House 14 Position 2 Charles Ross Republican 88
WA State House 15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler Republican 92
WA State House 16 Position 1 Maureen Walsh Republican 92
WA State House 19 Position 1 Dean Takko Democratic 54
WA State House 19 Position 2 Brian Blake Democratic 46
WA State House 20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt Republican 85
WA State House 20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt Republican 88
WA State House 21 Position 1 Mary Helen Roberts Democratic 29
WA State House 22 Position 2 Sam Hunt Democratic 31
WA State House 23 Position 1 Sherry Appleton Democratic 31
WA State House 24 Position 1 Kevin Van De Wege Democratic 35
WA State House 25 Position 1 Dawn Morrell Democratic 31
WA State House 26 Position 2 Larry Seaquist Democratic 31
WA State House 28 Position 2 Tami Green Democratic 31
WA State House 29 Position 2 Steve Kirby Democratic 31
WA State House 31 Position 2 Christopher Hurst Democratic 38
WA State House 32 Position 2 Ruth Kagi Democratic 35
WA State House 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody Democratic 32
WA State House 35 Position 1 Kathy Haigh Democratic 35
WA State House 37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos Democratic 35
WA State House 37 Position 2 Eric Pettigrew Democratic 31
WA State House 38 Position 2 Mike Sells Democratic 31
WA State House 39 Position 1 Dan Kristiansen Republican 92
WA State House 40 Position 2 Jeff Morris Democratic 31
WA State House 41 Position 2 Judy Clibborn Democratic 35
WA State House 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp Democratic 35
WA State House 44 Position 1 Hans Dunshee Democratic 31
WA State House 45 Position 1 Roger Goodman Democratic 31
WA State House 45 Position 2 Larry Springer Democratic 27
WA State House 47 Position 2 Pat Sullivan Democratic 28
WA State House 48 Position 1 Ross Hunter Democratic 50
WA State House 49 Position 2 Jim Moeller Democratic 31
WA State Senate 1 Rosemary McAuliffe Democratic 26
WA State Senate 9 Mark Schoesler Republican 91
WA State Senate 10 Barbara Bailey Republican 88
WA State Senate 11 Bob Hasegawa Democratic 36
WA State Senate 12 Linda Parlette Republican 100
WA State Senate 13 Janéa Holmquist Newbry Republican 96
WA State Senate 14 Curtis King Republican 96
WA State Senate 15 Jim Honeyford Republican 100
WA State Senate 16 Mike Hewitt Republican 96
WA State Senate 17 Donald Benton Republican 91
WA State Senate 19 Brian Hatfield Democratic 61
WA State Senate 21 Marko Liias Democratic 36
WA State Senate 22 Karen Fraser Democratic 22
WA State Senate 23 Christine Rolfes Democratic 31
WA State Senate 24 Jim Hargrove Democratic 39
WA State Senate 27 Jeannie Darneille Democratic 28
WA State Senate 29 Steve Conway Democratic 31
WA State Senate 30 Tracey Eide Democratic 23
WA State Senate 31 Pam Roach Republican 91
WA State Senate 32 Maralyn Chase Democratic 32
WA State Senate 33 Karen Keiser Democratic 23
WA State Senate 34 Sharon Nelson Democratic 31
WA State Senate 35 Timothy Sheldon Democratic 90
WA State Senate 36 Jeanne Kohl-Welles Democratic 22
WA State Senate 37 Adam Kline Democratic 22
WA State Senate 38 John McCoy Democratic 31
WA State Senate 39 Kirk Pearson Republican 88
WA State Senate 42 Doug Ericksen Republican 92
WA State Senate 43 Jamie Pedersen Democratic 31
WA State Senate 44 Steve Hobbs Democratic 43
WA State Senate 48 Rodney Tom Democratic 26
WA Auditor Troy Kelley Democratic 42
WA Mayor At-Large Edward Murray Democratic 23
WA Mayor At-Large Skip Priest Republican 85
WA Council Member 8 Joe McDermott Democratic 23
WA Treasurer Jim McIntire Democratic 35
WA County Council 1 Dan Roach Republican 83
WA County Council 2 Joyce McDonald Republican 81
John Ahern 92
Gary Alexander 92
Glenn Anderson 85
Mike Armstrong 88
Don Barlow 31
Jean Berkey 39
Dale Brandland 87
Lisa Brown 24
Tom Campbell 42
Michael Carrell 91
Larry Crouse 96
Jerome Delvin 96
Mary Lou Dickerson 31
James Dunn 88
Deb Eddy 35
William Eickmeyer 38
Mark Ericks 31
Darlene Fairley 19
Dennis Flannigan 28
Rosa Franklin 22
Bill Fromhold 35
Bill Grant 54
Steve Hailey 100
Shirley Hankins 77
Mary Haugen 52
Bill Hinkle 92
Ken Jacobsen 41
Fred Jarrett 38
Jim Kastama 35
Claudia Kauffman 22
Phyllis Kenney 32
Lynn Kessler 38
Patricia Lantz 31
Kelli Linville 35
Liz Loomis 36
Christopher Marr 22
Robert McCaslin, Sr. 87
Jim McCune 88
Mark Miloscia 31
Bob Morton 96
Daniel Newhouse 85
Al O'Brien 35
Eric Oemig 23
Cheryl Pflug 87
Margarita Prentice 22
Craig Pridemore 23
Dave Quall 31
Marilyn Rasmussen 43
Debbie Regala 24
Phil Rockefeller 22
Lynn Schindler 96
Shay Schual-Berke 36
Paull Shin 35
Geoff Simpson 31
Mary Skinner 80
Helen Sommers 35
Harriet Spanel 24
Val Stevens 95
Bob Sump 88
Dan Swecker 90
Dave Upthegrove 31
Deb Wallace 27
Brian Weinstein 26
Brendan Williams 20
Alex Wood 31
Joseph Zarelli 91

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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