Rating Group: Association of Washington Business

2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Alexander 89%
Glenn Anderson 89%
WA State Senate-26 Jan Angel R 84%
WA State House-23 Position 1 Sherry Appleton D 47%
Mike Armstrong 93%
WA State Senate-10 Barbara Bailey R 89%
WA State Senate-2 Randi Becker R 92%
Donald Benton 86%
Jean Berkey 48%
WA State House-19 Position 2 Brian Blake D 58%
Dale Brandland 91%
Lisa Brown 43%
Tom Campbell 47%
WA State Senate-36 Reuven Carlyle D 53%
Michael Carrell 88%
WA State House-15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler R 95%
WA State Senate-32 Maralyn Chase D 47%
WA State House-43 Position 2 Frank Chopp D 53%
WA State House-41 Position 2 Judy Clibborn D 58%
WA State House-34 Position 1 Eileen Cody D 47%
WA State House-12 Position 1 Cary Condotta R 89%
WA State Senate-29 Steve Conway D 47%
Larry Crouse 84%
Bruce Dammeier 89%
WA State Senate-27 Jeannie Darneille D 50%
WA State House-20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt R 84%
WA Commissioner-1 Jerome Delvin 96%
Mary Lou Dickerson 47%
John Driscoll 79%
WA Council Member-5 Hans Dunshee D 56%
Deb Eddy 53%
Tracey Eide 46%
Mark Ericks 58%
WA State Senate-42 Doug Ericksen R 89%
Darlene Fairley 32%
Fred Finn 68%
Dennis Flannigan 54%
Rosa Franklin 42%
Karen Fraser 38%
WA State House-45 Position 1 Roger Goodman D 42%
Tami Green 42%
Chris Gregoire 65%
Kathy Haigh 63%
WA State House-8 Position 2 Larry Haler R 95%
Jim Hargrove 58%
WA State Senate-11 Bob Hasegawa D 41%
Brian Hatfield 65%
Mary Haugen 70%
WA U.S. House-3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 84%
Mike Hewitt 91%
Bill Hinkle 95%
WA State Senate-44 Steve Hobbs D 50%
Janéa Holmquist Newbry 87%
WA State Senate-15 Jim Honeyford R 88%
Mike Hope 84%
WA State House-11 Position 1 Zack Hudgins D 53%
WA State Senate-22 Sam Hunt D 47%
Ross Hunter 58%
Christopher Hurst 58%
Jim Jacks 47%
Ken Jacobsen 50%
WA State House-14 Position 1 Norm Johnson R 89%
WA State House-32 Position 2 Ruth Kagi D 53%
Jim Kastama 63%
Claudia Kauffman 42%
WA State Senate-33 Karen Keiser D 39%
Troy Kelley 74%
Phyllis Kenney 47%
Lynn Kessler 58%
WA U.S. House-6 Derek Kilmer D 58%
WA State Senate-14 Curtis King R 88%
WA State House-29 Position 2 Steve Kirby D 44%
Adam Kline 36%
WA State House-8 Position 1 Brad Klippert R 95%
Jeanne Kohl-Welles 35%
WA State House-7 Position 2 Joel Kretz R 89%
WA State House-39 Position 1 Dan Kristiansen R 84%
WA State Senate-21 Marko Liias D 37%
Kelli Linville 61%
Christopher Marr 46%
Marcie Maxwell 53%
Rosemary McAuliffe 42%
Robert McCaslin, Sr. 87%
WA State Senate-38 John McCoy D 53%
WA Council Member-3 Jim McCune 89%
WA Council Member-8 Joe McDermott 42%
WA State Senate-30 Mark Miloscia R 47%
Jim Moeller 47%
Dawn Morrell 53%
WA State House-40 Position 2 Jeff Morris D 63%
Bob Morton 91%
Edward Murray 50%
WA State Senate-34 Sharon Nelson D 42%
Al O'Brien 68%
Eric Oemig 38%
WA State House-20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt R 95%
WA State House-3 Position 2 Timm Ormsby D 47%
WA State House-33 Position 1 Tina Orwall D 53%
Kevin Parker 84%
Linda Parlette 86%
WA State Senate-39 Kirk Pearson R 84%
WA State Senate-43 Jamie Pedersen D 53%
WA State House-37 Position 2 Eric Pettigrew D 53%
Cheryl Pflug 87%
Margarita Prentice 43%
Craig Pridemore 46%
Skip Priest 74%
Tim Probst 68%
Dave Quall 63%
WA State Senate-40 Kevin Ranker D 45%
Debbie Regala 43%
WA Council Member-1 Dan Roach 83%
WA Council Member-2 Pam Roach 83%
Mary Helen Roberts 42%
Phil Rockefeller 52%
WA State House-5 Position 1 Jay Rodne R 89%
WA State Senate-23 Christine Rolfes D 53%
Charles Ross 89%
WA State House-37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos D 53%
WA State House-9 Position 2 Joe Schmick R 89%
WA State Senate-9 Mark Schoesler R 88%
Larry Seaquist 68%
WA State House-38 Position 2 Mike Sells D 47%
WA State House-4 Position 2 Matt Shea R 78%
WA State Senate-35 Timothy Sheldon D 92%
Paull Shin 52%
WA State Senate-7 Shelly Short R 94%
Geoff Simpson 53%
WA State House-10 Position 1 Norma Smith R 89%
WA State House-45 Position 2 Larry Springer D 63%
Val Stevens 83%
WA Councilperson-1 Pat Sullivan D 53%
WA State House-47 Position 2 Pat Sullivan D 53%
Dan Swecker 92%
WA State Senate-19 Dean Takko D 58%
WA State House-15 Position 2 David Taylor R 93%
Rodney Tom 39%
WA Council Member-5 Dave Upthegrove 47%
WA State Senate-24 Kevin Van De Wege D 42%
Deb Wallace 68%
WA State Senate-16 Maureen Walsh R 94%
WA State Senate-13 Judy Warnick R 95%
Scott White 47%
Brendan Williams 47%
Alex Wood 47%
Joseph Zarelli 83%

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.

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