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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Planned Parenthood Votes Washington

1998 Positions

Issues: Abortion
State Office District Name Party Rating
WA State House 32 Position 2 Ruth Kagi Democratic 100%
WA State House 35 Position 1 Kathy Haigh Democratic 100%
WA State House 37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos Democratic 100%
WA State House 44 Position 1 Hans Dunshee Democratic 88%
WA State Senate 30 Tracey Eide Democratic 100%
WA State Senate 33 Karen Keiser Democratic 100%
WA State Senate 37 Adam Kline Democratic 100%
WA Council Member 5 Julia Patterson Democratic 100%
WA Commissioner 1 Cathy Wolfe 100%
WA Treasurer Jim McIntire Democratic 100%
Gary Alexander 71%
David Anderson 100%
Don Carlson 100%
Mike Cooper 100%
Jeralita Costa 100%
Mary Lou Dickerson 100%
Carolyn Edmonds 100%
Jeanne Edwards 100%
William Eickmeyer 88%
Darlene Fairley 100%
Georgia Anne Gardner 100%
Ken Jacobsen 100%
Phyllis Kenney 100%
Patricia Lantz 100%
Kelli Linville 100%
Valeria Ogden 100%
Erik Poulsen 100%
Aaron Reardon 100%
Debbie Regala 100%
Phil Rockefeller 100%
Laura Ruderman 100%
Shay Schual-Berke 100%
Michael Stensen 100%

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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