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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Washington Public Interest Research Group

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 14%
WA State House 15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler Republican 14%
WA State House 20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt Republican 29%
WA State House 20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt Republican 29%
WA State House 22 Position 2 Sam Hunt Democratic 71%
WA State House 29 Position 2 Steve Kirby Democratic 57%
WA State House 31 Position 2 Christopher Hurst Democratic 71%
WA State House 32 Position 2 Ruth Kagi Democratic 86%
WA State House 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody Democratic 86%
WA State House 35 Position 1 Kathy Haigh Democratic 43%
WA State House 37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos Democratic 43%
WA State House 40 Position 2 Jeff Morris Democratic 43%
WA State House 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp Democratic 43%
WA State House 44 Position 1 Hans Dunshee Democratic 100%
WA State Senate 1 Rosemary McAuliffe Democratic 92%
WA State Senate 9 Mark Schoesler Republican 0%
WA State Senate 12 Linda Parlette Republican 0%
WA State Senate 13 Janéa Holmquist Newbry Republican 29%
WA State Senate 15 Jim Honeyford Republican 0%
WA State Senate 16 Mike Hewitt Republican 0%
WA State Senate 17 Donald Benton Republican 25%
WA State Senate 19 Brian Hatfield Democratic 43%
WA State Senate 22 Karen Fraser Democratic 92%
WA State Senate 24 Jim Hargrove Democratic 25%
WA State Senate 27 Jeannie Darneille Democratic 86%
WA State Senate 29 Steve Conway Democratic 71%
WA State Senate 30 Tracey Eide Democratic 58%
WA State Senate 31 Pam Roach Republican 17%
WA State Senate 32 Maralyn Chase Democratic 86%
WA State Senate 33 Karen Keiser Democratic 67%
WA State Senate 35 Timothy Sheldon Democratic 25%
WA State Senate 36 Jeanne Kohl-Welles Democratic 100%
WA State Senate 37 Adam Kline Democratic 92%
WA State Senate 39 Kirk Pearson Republican 29%
WA State Senate 42 Doug Ericksen Republican 29%
WA Mayor At-Large Edward Murray Democratic 71%
WA Council Member 8 Joe McDermott Democratic 100%
WA Commissioner 1 Tom Mielke Republican 14%
WA Commissioner 2 Marc Boldt 29%
WA Commissioner 2 Sandra Singery Romero Democratic 100%
WA Treasurer Jim McIntire Democratic 86%
WA County Council 1 Dan Roach Republican 14%
WA County Council 2 Brian Sullivan Democratic 71%
WA County Council 3 Roger Bush 0%
John Ahern 14%
Gary Alexander 29%
Glenn Anderson 43%
Mike Armstrong 14%
Clyde Ballard 14%
Ida Ballasiotes 29%
Kelly Barlean 57%
Brad Benson 14%
Jean Berkey 57%
Lisa Brown 67%
Jim Buck 14%
Jack Cairnes 43%
Tom Campbell 29%
Don Carlson 42%
Michael Carrell 29%
Sarah Casada 43%
Jim Clements 29%
Mike Cooper 86%
Jeralita Costa 100%
Don Cox 14%
Larry Crouse 14%
Alex Deccio 33%
Jerome Delvin 14%
Mary Lou Dickerson 100%
Mark Doumit 43%
James Dunn 29%
Jeanne Edwards 71%
William Eickmeyer 43%
Luke Esser 43%
Darlene Fairley 92%
Bill Finkbeiner 25%
Ruth Fisher 86%
Rosa Franklin 100%
Bill Fromhold 43%
Georgia Anne Gardner 75%
Jeffrey Gombosky 57%
Bill Grant 43%
Patricia Hale 17%
Shirley Hankins 29%
Mary Haugen 58%
Harold Hochstatter 8%
James Horn 17%
Brock Jackley 43%
Ken Jacobsen 83%
Fred Jarrett 57%
Stephen Johnson 25%
Jim Kastama 42%
Phyllis Kenney 86%
Lynn Kessler 43%
Patricia Lantz 86%
Kelli Linville 43%
Barbara Lisk 0%
Jeanine Long 25%
John Lovick 57%
Dave Mastin 14%
Robert McCaslin, Sr. 8%
Dan McDonald 17%
Mark Miloscia 57%
Maryann Mitchell 14%
Dave Morell 57%
Bob Morton 8%
Joyce Mulliken 14%
Toby Nixon 57%
Al O'Brien 57%
Valeria Ogden 57%
Robert Oke 25%
Cheryl Pflug 29%
Erik Poulsen 67%
Margarita Prentice 67%
Dave Quall 43%
Marilyn Rasmussen 42%
Aaron Reardon 71%
Debbie Regala 75%
Phil Rockefeller 57%
Dino Rossi 33%
Laura Ruderman 71%
Lynn Schindler 14%
Dave Schmidt 29%
Shay Schual-Berke 86%
Barry Sehlin 14%
Larry Sheahan 17%
Betti Sheldon 75%
Paull Shin 50%
Geoff Simpson 100%
Mary Skinner 29%
Sid Snyder 58%
Helen Sommers 43%
Harriet Spanel 92%
Val Stevens 8%
Bob Sump 14%
Dan Swecker 25%
Georganne Talcott 29%
Patricia Thibaudeau 92%
Kip Tokuda 86%
Dave Upthegrove 100%
Steve Van Luven 57%
Velma Veloria 86%
James West 25%
Shirley Winsley 50%
Alex Wood 86%
Beverly Woods 14%
Joseph Zarelli 25%

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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