Rating Group: Association of Washington Business

2011 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
John Ahern 91%
Gary Alexander 91%
Glenn Anderson 88%
Mike Armstrong 91%
Katrina Asay 91%
Jeff Baxter 77%
Lisa Brown 57%
Michael Carrell 77%
Larry Crouse 80%
Jerome Delvin 83%
Mary Lou Dickerson 55%
Deb Eddy 70%
Fred Finn 73%
Nick Harper 43%
Mary Haugen 79%
Bill Hinkle 89%
Phyllis Kenney 55%
Connie Ladenburg 55%
Marcie Maxwell 64%
Jim McCune 100%
Mark Miloscia 73%
Bob Morton 100%
Cheryl Pflug 77%
Margarita Prentice 46%
Craig Pridemore 64%
Tim Probst 64%
Debbie Regala 50%
Phil Rockefeller 57%
Paull Shin 50%
Val Stevens 79%
Dan Swecker 93%
Dave Upthegrove 45%
Scott White 43%
Joseph Zarelli 93%
WA State House-23 Position 1 Sherry Appleton D 56%
WA State Senate-3 Andy Billig D 45%
WA State House-19 Position 2 Brian Blake D 64%
WA State House-36 Position 1 Reuven Carlyle D 45%
WA State Senate-32 Maralyn Chase D 43%
WA State House-43 Position 2 Frank Chopp D 64%
WA State House-41 Position 2 Judy Clibborn D 60%
WA State House-34 Position 1 Eileen Cody D 64%
WA State Senate-29 Steve Conway D 50%
WA State Senate-27 Jeannie Darneille D 64%
WA State House-44 Position 1 Hans Dunshee D 64%
WA State Senate-30 Tracey Eide D 57%
WA State House-34 Position 2 Joe Fitzgibbon D 55%
WA State Senate-22 Karen Fraser D 43%
WA State Senate-46 David Frockt D 64%
WA State House-45 Position 1 Roger Goodman D 55%
WA State House-28 Position 2 Tami Green D 64%
WA State House-35 Position 1 Kathy Haigh D 64%
WA State Senate-24 Jim Hargrove D 64%
WA State Senate-11 Bob Hasegawa D 36%
WA State Senate-19 Brian Hatfield D 64%
WA State Senate-44 Steve Hobbs D 62%
WA State House-11 Position 1 Zack Hudgins D 55%
WA State House-22 Position 2 Sam Hunt D 45%
WA State House-48 Position 1 Ross Hunter D 60%
WA State House-31 Position 2 Christopher Hurst D 70%
WA State House-27 Position 1 Laurie Jinkins D 64%
WA State House-32 Position 2 Ruth Kagi D 64%
WA State Senate-25 Jim Kastama D 77%
WA State Senate-33 Karen Keiser D 43%
WA Auditor Troy Kelley D 82%
WA U.S. House-6 Derek Kilmer D 57%
WA State House-29 Position 2 Steve Kirby D 56%
WA State Senate-37 Adam Kline D 43%
WA State Senate-36 Jeanne Kohl-Welles D 50%
WA State Senate-21 Marko Liias D 45%
WA State House-40 Position 1 Kristine Lytton D 55%
WA State Senate-1 Rosemary McAuliffe D 43%
WA State Senate-38 John McCoy D 64%
WA State House-49 Position 2 Jim Moeller D 55%
WA State House-40 Position 2 Jeff Morris D 82%
WA State House-1 Position 2 Luis Moscoso D 55%
WA Mayor-At-Large Edward Murray D 43%
WA State Senate-34 Sharon Nelson D 38%
WA State House-3 Position 2 Timm Ormsby D 45%
WA State House-33 Position 1 Tina Orwall D 50%
WA State Senate-43 Jamie Pedersen D 55%
WA State House-37 Position 2 Eric Pettigrew D 56%
WA State Senate-40 Kevin Ranker D 43%
WA State House-22 Position 1 Chris Reykdal D 55%
WA State House-21 Position 1 Mary Helen Roberts D 45%
WA State Senate-23 Christine Rolfes D 64%
WA State House-32 Position 1 Cindy Ryu D 55%
WA State House-37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos D 56%
WA State House-26 Position 2 Larry Seaquist D 64%
WA State House-38 Position 2 Mike Sells D 55%
WA State Senate-35 Timothy Sheldon D 79%
WA State House-45 Position 2 Larry Springer D 64%
WA State House-1 Position 1 Derek Stanford D 55%
WA State House-47 Position 2 Pat Sullivan D 64%
WA State House-19 Position 1 Dean Takko D 64%
WA State House-24 Position 2 Steve Tharinger D 64%
WA State Senate-48 Rodney Tom D 64%
WA State House-24 Position 1 Kevin Van De Wege D 64%
WA State House-49 Position 1 Sharon Wylie D 44%
WA State Senate-26 Jan Angel R 100%
WA State Senate-10 Barbara Bailey R 91%
WA State Senate-6 Michael Baumgartner R 92%
WA State Senate-2 Randi Becker R 86%
WA State Senate-17 Donald Benton R 75%
WA State House-42 Position 2 Vincent Buys R 82%
WA State House-15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler R 82%
WA State House-12 Position 1 Cary Condotta R 90%
WA State House-31 Position 1 Cathy Dahlquist R 91%
WA State Senate-25 Bruce Dammeier R 91%
WA State House-20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt R 91%
WA State Senate-42 Doug Ericksen R 71%
WA State House-9 Position 1 Susan Fagan R 90%
WA State Senate-47 Joe Fain R 86%
WA State House-8 Position 2 Larry Haler R 91%
WA State House-47 Position 1 Mark Hargrove R 82%
WA State House-17 Position 2 Paul Harris R 73%
WA State Senate-16 Mike Hewitt R 100%
WA State Senate-45 Andy Hill R 86%
WA State Senate-13 Janéa Holmquist Newbry R 79%
WA State Senate-15 Jim Honeyford R 86%
WA State House-44 Position 2 Mike Hope R 82%
WA State House-14 Position 1 Norm Johnson R 80%
WA State Senate-14 Curtis King R 100%
WA State House-8 Position 1 Brad Klippert R 91%
WA State House-7 Position 2 Joel Kretz R 91%
WA State House-39 Position 1 Dan Kristiansen R 90%
WA State Senate-41 Steve Litzow R 77%
WA State House-16 Position 2 Terry Nealey R 90%
WA State House-20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt R 91%
WA State House-42 Position 1 Jason Overstreet R 80%
WA State House-6 Position 1 Kevin Parker R 82%
WA State Senate-12 Linda Parlette R 100%
WA State Senate-39 Kirk Pearson R 82%
WA State Senate-18 Ann Rivers R 91%
WA State Senate-31 Pam Roach R 79%
WA State House-5 Position 1 Jay Rodne R 89%
WA State House-14 Position 2 Charles Ross R 82%
WA State House-9 Position 2 Joe Schmick R 91%
WA State Senate-9 Mark Schoesler R 79%
WA State House-4 Position 2 Matt Shea R 73%
WA State House-7 Position 1 Shelly Short R 91%
WA State House-10 Position 1 Norma Smith R 91%
WA State House-15 Position 2 David Taylor R 73%
WA State House-16 Position 1 Maureen Walsh R 80%
WA State House-13 Position 1 Judy Warnick R 91%
WA State House-2 Position 2 J.T. Wilcox R 91%
WA State House-25 Position 2 Hans Zeiger R 91%

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