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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Washington Conservation Voters

2002 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 13%
WA State Senate 9 Mark Schoesler Republican 9%
WA County Council 3 Roger Bush 18%
John Ahern 18%
Glenn Anderson 64%
Brad Benson 27%
Don Cox 9%
Larry Crouse 10%
Jerome Delvin 27%
Shirley Hankins 27%
Cheryl Pflug 55%
Barry Sehlin 18%
Bob Sump 18%
Alex Wood 91%

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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