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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Washington Public Interest Research Group

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 30%
WA State House 11 Position 1 Zack Hudgins Democratic 90%
WA State House 12 Position 1 Cary Condotta Republican 20%
WA State House 15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler Republican 20%
WA State House 19 Position 2 Brian Blake Democratic 60%
WA State House 20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt Republican 30%
WA State House 20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt Republican 30%
WA State House 22 Position 2 Sam Hunt Democratic 100%
WA State House 25 Position 1 Dawn Morrell Democratic 70%
WA State House 29 Position 2 Steve Kirby Democratic 60%
WA State House 32 Position 2 Ruth Kagi Democratic 90%
WA State House 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody Democratic 90%
WA State House 35 Position 1 Kathy Haigh Democratic 80%
WA State House 37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos Democratic 80%
WA State House 37 Position 2 Eric Pettigrew Democratic 80%
WA State House 39 Position 1 Dan Kristiansen Republican 30%
WA State House 40 Position 2 Jeff Morris Democratic 70%
WA State House 41 Position 2 Judy Clibborn Democratic 70%
WA State House 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp Democratic 70%
WA State House 44 Position 1 Hans Dunshee Democratic 100%
WA State House 48 Position 1 Ross Hunter Democratic 80%
WA State House 49 Position 2 Jim Moeller Democratic 80%
WA State Senate 1 Rosemary McAuliffe Democratic 80%
WA State Senate 9 Mark Schoesler Republican 30%
WA State Senate 10 Barbara Bailey Republican 40%
WA State Senate 12 Linda Parlette Republican 30%
WA State Senate 13 Janéa Holmquist Newbry Republican 30%
WA State Senate 15 Jim Honeyford Republican 10%
WA State Senate 16 Mike Hewitt Republican 20%
WA State Senate 17 Donald Benton Republican 20%
WA State Senate 19 Brian Hatfield Democratic 70%
WA State Senate 22 Karen Fraser Democratic 90%
WA State Senate 24 Jim Hargrove Democratic 40%
WA State Senate 27 Jeannie Darneille Democratic 80%
WA State Senate 29 Steve Conway Democratic 80%
WA State Senate 30 Tracey Eide Democratic 60%
WA State Senate 31 Pam Roach Republican 30%
WA State Senate 32 Maralyn Chase Democratic 90%
WA State Senate 33 Karen Keiser Democratic 80%
WA State Senate 35 Timothy Sheldon Democratic 20%
WA State Senate 36 Jeanne Kohl-Welles Democratic 90%
WA State Senate 37 Adam Kline Democratic 100%
WA State Senate 38 John McCoy Democratic 90%
WA State Senate 39 Kirk Pearson Republican 30%
WA State Senate 42 Doug Ericksen Republican 40%
WA State Senate 48 Rodney Tom Democratic 40%
WA Mayor At-Large Edward Murray Democratic 70%
WA Mayor At-Large Skip Priest Republican 50%
WA Council Member 8 Joe McDermott Democratic 100%
WA Commissioner 1 Tom Mielke Republican 30%
WA Commissioner 2 Marc Boldt 30%
WA Commissioner 2 Sandra Singery Romero Democratic 100%
WA Treasurer Jim McIntire Democratic 80%
WA County Council 1 Dan Roach Republican 30%
WA County Council 2 Joyce McDonald Republican 40%
WA County Council 2 Brian Sullivan Democratic 80%
WA County Council 3 Roger Bush 30%
John Ahern 30%
Gary Alexander 40%
Glenn Anderson 30%
Mike Armstrong 20%
Brad Benson 40%
Jean Berkey 70%
Dale Brandland 30%
Lisa Brown 90%
Jim Buck 30%
Jack Cairnes 30%
Tom Campbell 50%
Don Carlson 50%
Michael Carrell 30%
Jim Clements 40%
Mike Cooper 80%
Don Cox 30%
Larry Crouse 30%
Alex Deccio 30%
Jerome Delvin 30%
Mary Lou Dickerson 100%
Mark Doumit 40%
Jeanne Edwards 60%
William Eickmeyer 70%
Luke Esser 30%
Darlene Fairley 90%
Bill Finkbeiner 40%
Dennis Flannigan 70%
Rosa Franklin 80%
Bill Fromhold 80%
Jeffrey Gombosky 70%
Bill Grant 70%
Patricia Hale 30%
Shirley Hankins 50%
Mary Haugen 50%
Bill Hinkle 30%
James Horn 30%
Ken Jacobsen 80%
Fred Jarrett 40%
Stephen Johnson 20%
Jim Kastama 60%
Phyllis Kenney 80%
Lynn Kessler 70%
Patricia Lantz 80%
Kelli Linville 70%
John Lovick 70%
Dave Mastin 50%
Robert McCaslin, Sr. 10%
Lois McMahan 30%
Mark Miloscia 90%
Bob Morton 10%
Joyce Mulliken 20%
Daniel Newhouse 20%
Toby Nixon 60%
Al O'Brien 90%
Robert Oke 30%
Cheryl Pflug 30%
Erik Poulsen 70%
Margarita Prentice 80%
Dave Quall 70%
Marilyn Rasmussen 40%
Aaron Reardon 50%
Debbie Regala 90%
Phil Rockefeller 90%
Dino Rossi 20%
Laura Ruderman 80%
Lynn Schindler 30%
Dave Schmidt 30%
Shay Schual-Berke 100%
Barry Sehlin 40%
Jan Shabro 40%
Larry Sheahan 30%
Betti Sheldon 60%
Paull Shin 50%
Geoff Simpson 90%
Mary Skinner 40%
Helen Sommers 80%
Harriet Spanel 100%
Val Stevens 20%
Bob Sump 20%
Dan Swecker 40%
Georganne Talcott 30%
Patricia Thibaudeau 100%
Dave Upthegrove 100%
Velma Veloria 90%
Deb Wallace 80%
James West 30%
Shirley Winsley 50%
Alex Wood 80%
Beverly Woods 40%
Joseph Zarelli 20%

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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