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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

1997 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
WA State House 20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt Republican 0%
WA State House 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody Democratic 94%
WA State House 40 Position 2 Jeff Morris Democratic 72%
WA State House 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp Democratic 100%
WA State Senate 1 Rosemary McAuliffe Democratic 93%
WA State Senate 9 Mark Schoesler Republican 0%
WA State Senate 12 Linda Parlette Republican 6%
WA State Senate 15 Jim Honeyford Republican 0%
WA State Senate 17 Donald Benton Republican 7%
WA State Senate 22 Karen Fraser Democratic 100%
WA State Senate 24 Jim Hargrove Democratic 60%
WA State Senate 29 Steve Conway Democratic 100%
WA State Senate 31 Pam Roach Republican 20%
WA State Senate 33 Karen Keiser Democratic 100%
WA State Senate 35 Timothy Sheldon Democratic 39%
WA Mayor At-Large Edward Murray 100%
WA Council Member 2 Joyce McDonald 6%
WA Council Member 2 Brian Sullivan No Party Affiliation 89%
WA Council Member 3 Kathy Lambert 0%
WA County Executive At-Large Dow Constantine 100%
WA Commissioner 1 Jerome Delvin 0%
WA Commissioner 1 Tom Mielke Republican 0%
WA Commissioner 1 Cathy Wolfe Democratic 94%
WA Commissioner 2 Sandra Romero Democratic 89%
Gary Alexander 0%
David Anderson 72%
Clyde Ballard 0%
Ida Ballasiotes 0%
Albert Bauer 93%
Brad Benson 0%
Marc Boldt 0%
Lisa Brown 100%
Jim Buck 0%
Roger Bush 0%
Jack Cairnes 6%
Don Carlson 17%
Michael Carrell 0%
Gary Chandler 0%
Jim Clements 0%
Mike Cooper 89%
Jeralita Costa 83%
Larry Crouse 0%
Alex Deccio 0%
Mary Lou Dickerson 94%
Mark Doumit 83%
James Dunn 5%
Hans Dunshee 94%
Darlene Fairley 100%
Bill Finkbeiner 0%
Ruth Fisher 94%
Rosa Franklin 93%
Georgia Anne Gardner 72%
Calvin Goings 73%
Jeffrey Gombosky 94%
Bill Grant 44%
Patricia Hale 7%
Shirley Hankins 11%
Brian Hatfield 72%
Mary Haugen 60%
Michael Heavey 86%
Harold Hochstatter 0%
James Horn 0%
Tom Huff 0%
Ken Jacobsen 93%
Stephen Johnson 0%
Jim Kastama 61%
Phyllis Kenney 100%
Lynn Kessler 59%
Adam Kline 92%
Jeanne Kohl-Welles 100%
John Koster 6%
Patricia Lantz 72%
Kelli Linville 44%
Barbara Lisk 0%
Jeanine Long 20%
Valoria Loveland 87%
Dave Mastin 17%
Robert McCaslin, Sr. 0%
Dan McDonald 0%
Maryann Mitchell 6%
Bob Morton 7%
Joyce Mulliken 0%
Al O'Brien 72%
Valeria Ogden 88%
Robert Oke 7%
Julia Patterson 93%
John Pennington, Jr. 11%
Erik Poulsen 89%
Margarita Prentice 67%
Dave Quall 59%
Renee Radcliff 6%
Marilyn Rasmussen 64%
Debbie Regala 94%
Dino Rossi 0%
Dave Schmidt 0%
Karen Schmidt 0%
Patricia Scott 67%
George Sellar 0%
Betti Sheldon 100%
Mary Skinner 0%
Sid Snyder 92%
Duane Sommers 0%
Helen Sommers 94%
Harriet Spanel 100%
Val Stevens 0%
Bob Sump 6%
Dan Swecker 0%
Georganne Talcott 0%
Patricia Thibaudeau 100%
Brian Thomas 6%
Kip Tokuda 89%
Steve Van Luven 12%
Velma Veloria 100%
Mike Wensman 0%
James West 7%
Shirley Winsley 47%
R. Lorraine Wojahn 93%
Alex Wood 100%
Joseph Zarelli 0%

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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