Rating Group: Association of Washington Business

2011 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
John Ahern 91%
Gary Alexander 91%
Glenn Anderson 88%
WA State Senate-26 Jan Angel R 100%
WA State House-23 Position 1 Sherry Appleton D 56%
Mike Armstrong 91%
Katrina Asay 91%
WA State Senate-10 Barbara Bailey R 91%
WA State Senate-6 Michael Baumgartner R 92%
Jeff Baxter 77%
WA State Senate-2 Randi Becker R 86%
Donald Benton 75%
WA State Senate-3 Andy Billig D 45%
WA State House-19 Position 2 Brian Blake D 64%
Lisa Brown 57%
WA State House-42 Position 2 Vincent Buys R 82%
WA State Senate-36 Reuven Carlyle D 45%
Michael Carrell 77%
WA State House-15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler R 82%
WA State Senate-32 Maralyn Chase D 43%
WA State House-43 Position 2 Frank Chopp D 64%
WA State House-41 Position 2 Judy Clibborn D 60%
WA State House-34 Position 1 Eileen Cody D 64%
WA State House-12 Position 1 Cary Condotta R 90%
WA State Senate-29 Steve Conway D 50%
Larry Crouse 80%
Cathy Dahlquist 91%
Bruce Dammeier 91%
WA State Senate-27 Jeannie Darneille D 64%
WA State House-20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt R 91%
WA Commissioner-1 Jerome Delvin 83%
Mary Lou Dickerson 55%
WA Council Member-5 Hans Dunshee D 64%
Deb Eddy 70%
Tracey Eide 57%
WA State Senate-42 Doug Ericksen R 71%
Susan Fagan 90%
WA State Senate-47 Joe Fain R 86%
Fred Finn 73%
WA State House-34 Position 2 Joe Fitzgibbon D 55%
Karen Fraser 43%
WA State Senate-46 David Frockt D 64%
WA State House-45 Position 1 Roger Goodman D 55%
Tami Green 64%
Kathy Haigh 64%
WA State House-8 Position 2 Larry Haler R 91%
Jim Hargrove 64%
WA State House-47 Position 1 Mark Hargrove R 82%
Nick Harper 43%
WA State House-17 Position 2 Paul Harris R 73%
WA State Senate-11 Bob Hasegawa D 36%
Brian Hatfield 64%
Mary Haugen 79%
Mike Hewitt 100%
Andy Hill 86%
Bill Hinkle 89%
WA State Senate-44 Steve Hobbs D 62%
Janéa Holmquist Newbry 79%
WA State Senate-15 Jim Honeyford R 86%
Mike Hope 82%
WA State House-11 Position 1 Zack Hudgins D 55%
WA State Senate-22 Sam Hunt D 45%
Ross Hunter 60%
Christopher Hurst 70%
WA State House-27 Position 1 Laurie Jinkins D 64%
WA State House-14 Position 1 Norm Johnson R 80%
WA State House-32 Position 2 Ruth Kagi D 64%
Jim Kastama 77%
WA State Senate-33 Karen Keiser D 43%
Troy Kelley 82%
Phyllis Kenney 55%
WA U.S. House-6 Derek Kilmer D 57%
WA State Senate-14 Curtis King R 100%
WA State House-29 Position 2 Steve Kirby D 56%
Adam Kline 43%
WA State House-8 Position 1 Brad Klippert R 91%
Jeanne Kohl-Welles 50%
WA State House-7 Position 2 Joel Kretz R 91%
WA State House-39 Position 1 Dan Kristiansen R 90%
WA Council Member-4 Connie Ladenburg 55%
WA State Senate-21 Marko Liias D 45%
Steve Litzow 77%
WA State House-40 Position 1 Kristine Lytton D 55%
Marcie Maxwell 64%
Rosemary McAuliffe 43%
WA State Senate-38 John McCoy D 64%
WA Council Member-3 Jim McCune 100%
WA State Senate-30 Mark Miloscia R 73%
Jim Moeller 55%
WA State House-40 Position 2 Jeff Morris D 82%
Bob Morton 100%
Luis Moscoso 55%
Edward Murray 43%
WA State House-16 Position 2 Terry Nealey R 90%
WA State Senate-34 Sharon Nelson D 38%
WA State House-20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt R 91%
WA State House-3 Position 2 Timm Ormsby D 45%
WA State House-33 Position 1 Tina Orwall D 50%
Jason Overstreet 80%
Kevin Parker 82%
Linda Parlette 100%
WA State Senate-39 Kirk Pearson R 82%
WA State Senate-43 Jamie Pedersen D 55%
WA State House-37 Position 2 Eric Pettigrew D 56%
Cheryl Pflug 77%
Margarita Prentice 46%
Craig Pridemore 64%
Tim Probst 64%
WA State Senate-40 Kevin Ranker D 43%
Debbie Regala 50%
WA Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal 55%
WA State Senate-18 Ann Rivers R 91%
WA Council Member-2 Pam Roach 79%
Mary Helen Roberts 45%
Phil Rockefeller 57%
WA State House-5 Position 1 Jay Rodne R 89%
WA State Senate-23 Christine Rolfes D 64%
Charles Ross 82%
WA State House-32 Position 1 Cindy Ryu D 55%
WA State House-37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos D 56%
WA State House-9 Position 2 Joe Schmick R 91%
WA State Senate-9 Mark Schoesler R 79%
Larry Seaquist 64%
WA State House-38 Position 2 Mike Sells D 55%
WA State House-4 Position 2 Matt Shea R 73%
WA State Senate-35 Timothy Sheldon D 79%
Paull Shin 50%
WA State Senate-7 Shelly Short R 91%
WA State House-10 Position 1 Norma Smith R 91%
WA State House-45 Position 2 Larry Springer D 64%
WA State House-1 Position 1 Derek Stanford D 55%
Val Stevens 79%
WA Councilperson-1 Pat Sullivan D 64%
WA State House-47 Position 2 Pat Sullivan D 64%
Dan Swecker 93%
WA State Senate-19 Dean Takko D 64%
WA State House-15 Position 2 David Taylor R 73%
WA State House-24 Position 2 Steve Tharinger D 64%
Rodney Tom 64%
WA Council Member-5 Dave Upthegrove 45%
WA State Senate-24 Kevin Van De Wege D 64%
WA State Senate-16 Maureen Walsh R 80%
WA State Senate-13 Judy Warnick R 91%
Scott White 43%
WA State House-2 Position 2 JT Wilcox R 91%
WA State House-49 Position 1 Sharon Wylie D 44%
Joseph Zarelli 93%
WA State Senate-25 Hans Zeiger R 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.

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