Rating Group: Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

2012 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
John Ahern 14%
Gary Alexander 14%
Glenn Anderson 14%
WA State Senate-26 Jan Angel R 20%
WA State House-23 Position 1 Sherry Appleton D 100%
Mike Armstrong 39%
Katrina Asay 45%
WA State Senate-10 Barbara Bailey R 14%
WA State Senate-6 Michael Baumgartner R 17%
WA State Senate-2 Randi Becker R 17%
Donald Benton 42%
WA State Senate-3 Andy Billig D 100%
WA State House-19 Position 2 Brian Blake D 100%
Lisa Brown 100%
WA State House-42 Position 2 Vincent Buys R 14%
WA State Senate-36 Reuven Carlyle D 68%
Michael Carrell 9%
WA State House-15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler R 7%
WA State Senate-32 Maralyn Chase D 100%
WA State House-43 Position 2 Frank Chopp D 68%
WA State House-41 Position 2 Judy Clibborn D 68%
WA State House-34 Position 1 Eileen Cody D 93%
WA State House-12 Position 1 Cary Condotta R 7%
WA State Senate-29 Steve Conway D 100%
Larry Crouse 20%
Cathy Dahlquist 14%
Bruce Dammeier 14%
WA State Senate-27 Jeannie Darneille D 93%
WA State House-20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt R 7%
WA Commissioner-1 Jerome Delvin 17%
Mary Lou Dickerson 68%
WA Council Member-5 Hans Dunshee D 100%
Deb Eddy 48%
Tracey Eide 100%
WA State Senate-42 Doug Ericksen R 8%
Susan Fagan 7%
WA State Senate-47 Joe Fain R 25%
Fred Finn 55%
WA State House-34 Position 2 Joe Fitzgibbon D 93%
Karen Fraser 100%
WA State Senate-46 David Frockt D 100%
WA State House-45 Position 1 Roger Goodman D 100%
Tami Green 100%
Kathy Haigh 100%
WA State House-8 Position 2 Larry Haler R 14%
WA State House-23 Position 2 Drew Hansen D 100%
Jim Hargrove 58%
WA State House-47 Position 1 Mark Hargrove R 20%
Nick Harper 100%
WA State House-17 Position 2 Paul Harris R 45%
WA State Senate-11 Bob Hasegawa D 100%
Brian Hatfield 67%
Mary Haugen 83%
Mike Hewitt 14%
Andy Hill 17%
Bill Hinkle 14%
WA State Senate-44 Steve Hobbs D 67%
Janéa Holmquist Newbry 17%
WA State Senate-15 Jim Honeyford R 8%
Mike Hope 20%
WA State House-11 Position 1 Zack Hudgins D 100%
WA State Senate-22 Sam Hunt D 93%
Ross Hunter 61%
Christopher Hurst 48%
WA State House-27 Position 1 Laurie Jinkins D 100%
WA State House-14 Position 1 Norm Johnson R 7%
WA State House-32 Position 2 Ruth Kagi D 75%
Jim Kastama 42%
WA State Senate-33 Karen Keiser D 92%
Troy Kelley 75%
Phyllis Kenney 100%
WA U.S. House-6 Derek Kilmer D 100%
WA State Senate-14 Curtis King R 17%
WA State House-29 Position 2 Steve Kirby D 93%
Adam Kline 92%
WA State House-8 Position 1 Brad Klippert R 14%
Jeanne Kohl-Welles 100%
WA State House-7 Position 2 Joel Kretz R 0%
WA State House-39 Position 1 Dan Kristiansen R 7%
WA Council Member-4 Connie Ladenburg 100%
WA State Senate-21 Marko Liias D 100%
Steve Litzow 25%
WA State House-40 Position 1 Kristine Lytton D 100%
Marcie Maxwell 75%
Rosemary McAuliffe 100%
WA State Senate-38 John McCoy D 100%
WA Council Member-3 Jim McCune 7%
WA State Senate-30 Mark Miloscia R 93%
Jim Moeller 68%
WA State House-40 Position 2 Jeff Morris D 100%
Bob Morton 14%
Luis Moscoso 100%
Edward Murray 100%
WA State House-16 Position 2 Terry Nealey R 15%
WA State Senate-34 Sharon Nelson D 100%
WA State House-20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt R 14%
WA State House-3 Position 2 Timm Ormsby D 100%
WA State House-33 Position 1 Tina Orwall D 100%
Jason Overstreet 14%
WA State Senate-4 Mike Padden R 17%
Kevin Parker 14%
Linda Parlette 8%
WA State Senate-39 Kirk Pearson R 7%
WA State Senate-43 Jamie Pedersen D 75%
WA State House-37 Position 2 Eric Pettigrew D 68%
Cheryl Pflug 17%
WA State House-46 Position 1 Gerry Pollet D 100%
Margarita Prentice 100%
Craig Pridemore 100%
Tim Probst 100%
WA State Senate-40 Kevin Ranker D 100%
Debbie Regala 92%
WA Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal 93%
WA State Senate-18 Ann Rivers R 45%
WA Council Member-2 Pam Roach 50%
Mary Helen Roberts 61%
WA State House-5 Position 1 Jay Rodne R 8%
WA State Senate-23 Christine Rolfes D 100%
Charles Ross 7%
WA State House-32 Position 1 Cindy Ryu D 100%
WA State House-37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos D 100%
WA State House-9 Position 2 Joe Schmick R 7%
WA State Senate-9 Mark Schoesler R 8%
Larry Seaquist 93%
WA State House-38 Position 2 Mike Sells D 100%
WA State House-4 Position 2 Matt Shea R 14%
WA State Senate-35 Timothy Sheldon D 17%
Paull Shin 58%
WA State Senate-7 Shelly Short R 7%
WA State House-10 Position 1 Norma Smith R 14%
WA State House-45 Position 2 Larry Springer D 68%
WA State House-1 Position 1 Derek Stanford D 100%
Val Stevens 9%
WA Councilperson-1 Pat Sullivan D 68%
WA State House-47 Position 2 Pat Sullivan D 68%
Dan Swecker 17%
WA State Senate-19 Dean Takko D 61%
WA State House-15 Position 2 David Taylor R 0%
WA State House-24 Position 2 Steve Tharinger D 100%
Rodney Tom 38%
WA Council Member-5 Dave Upthegrove 100%
WA State Senate-24 Kevin Van De Wege D 93%
WA State Senate-16 Maureen Walsh R 20%
WA State Senate-13 Judy Warnick R 14%
WA State House-2 Position 2 JT Wilcox R 7%
WA State House-49 Position 1 Sharon Wylie D 68%
Joseph Zarelli 17%
WA State Senate-25 Hans Zeiger R 45%

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