Rating Group: Association of Washington Business

2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Alexander 89%
Glenn Anderson 89%
WA State Senate-26 Jan Angel R 84%
WA State House-23 Position 1 Sherry Appleton D 47%
Mike Armstrong 93%
WA State Senate-10 Barbara Bailey R 89%
WA State Senate-2 Randi Becker R 92%
WA State Senate-17 Donald Benton R 86%
Jean Berkey 48%
WA State House-19 Position 2 Brian Blake D 58%
Dale Brandland 91%
Lisa Brown 43%
Tom Campbell 47%
WA State House-36 Position 1 Reuven Carlyle D 53%
Michael Carrell 88%
WA State House-15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler R 95%
WA State Senate-32 Maralyn Chase D 47%
WA State House-43 Position 2 Frank Chopp D 53%
WA State House-41 Position 2 Judy Clibborn D 58%
WA State House-34 Position 1 Eileen Cody D 47%
WA State House-12 Position 1 Cary Condotta R 89%
WA State Senate-29 Steve Conway D 47%
Larry Crouse 84%
WA State Senate-25 Bruce Dammeier R 89%
WA State Senate-27 Jeannie Darneille D 50%
WA State House-20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt R 84%
Jerome Delvin 96%
Mary Lou Dickerson 47%
John Driscoll 79%
WA State House-44 Position 1 Hans Dunshee D 56%
Deb Eddy 53%
WA State Senate-30 Tracey Eide D 46%
Mark Ericks 58%
WA State Senate-42 Doug Ericksen R 89%
Darlene Fairley 32%
Fred Finn 68%
Dennis Flannigan 54%
Rosa Franklin 42%
WA State Senate-22 Karen Fraser D 38%
WA State House-45 Position 1 Roger Goodman D 42%
WA State House-28 Position 2 Tami Green D 42%
Chris Gregoire 65%
WA State House-35 Position 1 Kathy Haigh D 63%
WA State House-8 Position 2 Larry Haler R 95%
WA State Senate-24 Jim Hargrove D 58%
WA State Senate-11 Bob Hasegawa D 41%
WA State Senate-19 Brian Hatfield D 65%
Mary Haugen 70%
WA U.S. House-3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 84%
WA State Senate-16 Mike Hewitt R 91%
Bill Hinkle 95%
WA State Senate-44 Steve Hobbs D 50%
WA State Senate-13 Janéa Holmquist Newbry R 87%
WA State Senate-15 Jim Honeyford R 88%
Mike Hope 84%
WA State House-11 Position 1 Zack Hudgins D 53%
WA State House-22 Position 2 Sam Hunt D 47%
WA State House-48 Position 1 Ross Hunter D 58%
WA State House-31 Position 2 Christopher Hurst D 58%
Jim Jacks 47%
Ken Jacobsen 50%
WA State House-14 Position 1 Norm Johnson R 89%
WA State House-32 Position 2 Ruth Kagi D 53%
Jim Kastama 63%
Claudia Kauffman 42%
WA State Senate-33 Karen Keiser D 39%
WA Auditor Troy Kelley D 74%
Phyllis Kenney 47%
Lynn Kessler 58%
WA U.S. House-6 Derek Kilmer D 58%
WA State Senate-14 Curtis King R 88%
WA State House-29 Position 2 Steve Kirby D 44%
WA State Senate-37 Adam Kline D 36%
WA State House-8 Position 1 Brad Klippert R 95%
WA State Senate-36 Jeanne Kohl-Welles D 35%
WA State House-7 Position 2 Joel Kretz R 89%
WA State House-39 Position 1 Dan Kristiansen R 84%
WA State Senate-21 Marko Liias D 37%
Kelli Linville 61%
Christopher Marr 46%
Marcie Maxwell 53%
WA State Senate-1 Rosemary McAuliffe D 42%
Robert McCaslin, Sr. 87%
WA State Senate-38 John McCoy D 53%
Jim McCune 89%
WA Council Member-8 Joe McDermott D 42%
Mark Miloscia 47%
WA State House-49 Position 2 Jim Moeller D 47%
WA State House-25 Position 1 Dawn Morrell D 53%
WA State House-40 Position 2 Jeff Morris D 63%
Bob Morton 91%
WA Mayor-At-Large Edward Murray D 50%
WA State Senate-34 Sharon Nelson D 42%
Al O'Brien 68%
Eric Oemig 38%
WA State House-20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt R 95%
WA State House-3 Position 2 Timm Ormsby D 47%
WA State House-33 Position 1 Tina Orwall D 53%
WA State House-6 Position 1 Kevin Parker R 84%
WA State Senate-12 Linda Parlette R 86%
WA State Senate-39 Kirk Pearson R 84%
WA State Senate-43 Jamie Pedersen D 53%
WA State House-37 Position 2 Eric Pettigrew D 53%
Cheryl Pflug 87%
Margarita Prentice 43%
Craig Pridemore 46%
WA Mayor-At-Large Skip Priest R 74%
Tim Probst 68%
Dave Quall 63%
WA State Senate-40 Kevin Ranker D 45%
Debbie Regala 43%
WA County Council-1 Dan Roach R 83%
WA State Senate-31 Pam Roach R 83%
WA State House-21 Position 1 Mary Helen Roberts D 42%
Phil Rockefeller 52%
WA State House-5 Position 1 Jay Rodne R 89%
WA State Senate-23 Christine Rolfes D 53%
WA State House-14 Position 2 Charles Ross R 89%
WA State House-37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos D 53%
WA State House-9 Position 2 Joe Schmick R 89%
WA State Senate-9 Mark Schoesler R 88%
WA State House-26 Position 2 Larry Seaquist D 68%
WA State House-38 Position 2 Mike Sells D 47%
WA State House-4 Position 2 Matt Shea R 78%
WA State Senate-35 Timothy Sheldon D 92%
Paull Shin 52%
WA State House-7 Position 1 Shelly Short R 94%
Geoff Simpson 53%
WA State House-10 Position 1 Norma Smith R 89%
WA State House-45 Position 2 Larry Springer D 63%
Val Stevens 83%
WA State House-47 Position 2 Pat Sullivan D 53%
Dan Swecker 92%
WA State House-19 Position 1 Dean Takko D 58%
WA State House-15 Position 2 David Taylor R 93%
WA State Senate-48 Rodney Tom D 39%
Dave Upthegrove 47%
WA State House-24 Position 1 Kevin Van De Wege D 42%
Deb Wallace 68%
WA State House-16 Position 1 Maureen Walsh R 94%
WA State House-13 Position 1 Judy Warnick R 95%
Scott White 47%
Brendan Williams 47%
Alex Wood 47%
Joseph Zarelli 83%

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