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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of Washington

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 9%
WA State House 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody Democratic 64%
WA State House 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp Democratic 82%
WA State Senate 9 Mark Schoesler Republican 9%
WA State Senate 15 Jim Honeyford Republican 9%
WA State Senate 29 Steve Conway Democratic 36%
WA State Senate 33 Karen Keiser Democratic 25%
WA State Senate 35 Timothy Sheldon Democratic 9%
WA Council Member 2 Pam Roach 29%
WA Council Member 3 Kathy Lambert 9%
WA Council Member At-Large Les Thomas 9%
WA Commissioner 1 Jerome Delvin 10%
WA Commissioner 1 Tom Mielke Republican 14%
WA Commissioner 1 Cathy Wolfe Democratic 55%
WA Commissioner 2 Sandra Romero Democratic 73%
Ann Anderson 14%
Marlin Applewick 64%
Bill Backlund 9%
Clyde Ballard 9%
Ida Ballasiotes 18%
Albert Bauer 14%
Marc Boldt 10%
Jim Buck 9%
Jack Cairnes 9%
Don Carlson 18%
Michael Carrell 9%
Gary Chandler 9%
Jim Clements 9%
Grace Cole 82%
Suzette Cooke 18%
Jeralita Costa 45%
Larry Crouse 9%
Alex Deccio 17%
Mary Lou Dickerson 73%
Philip Dyer 18%
Darlene Fairley 83%
Bill Finkbeiner 29%
Ruth Fisher 73%
Rosa Franklin 29%
Karen Fraser 50%
Calvin Goings 0%
Bill Grant 18%
Patricia Hale 0%
Shirley Hankins 18%
Jim Hargrove 14%
Brian Hatfield 73%
Mary Haugen 0%
Michael Heavey 57%
Timothy Hickel 9%
Harold Hochstatter 0%
Tom Huff 10%
Peggy Johnson 9%
Stephen Johnson 0%
Lynn Kessler 36%
Jeanne Kohl-Welles 57%
John Koster 9%
Kelli Linville 0%
Barbara Lisk 9%
Jeanine Long 0%
Valoria Loveland 0%
Dawn Mason 64%
Dave Mastin 18%
Rosemary McAuliffe 0%
Robert McCaslin, Sr. 0%
Dan McDonald 14%
Maryann Mitchell 18%
Bob Morton 29%
Joyce Mulliken 9%
Edward Murray 75%
Irv Newhouse 14%
Valeria Ogden 56%
Robert Oke 0%
John Pennington, Jr. 9%
Erik Poulsen 64%
Margarita Prentice 50%
Eugene Prince 14%
Dave Quall 9%
Renee Radcliff 18%
Marilyn Rasmussen 0%
Bill Reams 20%
Debbie Regala 73%
Eric Robertson 10%
Dave Schmidt 9%
Karen Schmidt 10%
Ray Schow 14%
Patricia Scott 27%
Barry Sehlin 18%
George Sellar 14%
Larry Sheahan 9%
Betti Sheldon 29%
Mike Sherstad 9%
Mary Skinner 18%
Scott Smith 9%
Sid Snyder 14%
Duane Sommers 0%
Helen Sommers 27%
Harriet Spanel 43%
Mark Sterk 0%
Gary Strannigan 14%
Dan Swecker 14%
Georganne Talcott 9%
Patricia Thibaudeau 33%
Brian Thomas 18%
William Thompson 9%
Kip Tokuda 64%
Steve Van Luven 9%
Velma Veloria 82%
James West 14%
Shirley Winsley 0%
R. Lorraine Wojahn 43%
Jeannette Wood 14%
Joseph Zarelli 67%

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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