Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2008 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
WA Commissioner-1 Randy Neatherlin A
WA Council Member-1 Dan Roach A+
WA Councilperson-1 Pat Sullivan D A-
WA State Senate-2 Randi Becker R A
WA U.S. House-3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R A
WA Council Member-3 Jim McCune A+
WA State House-3 Position 2 Timm Ormsby D C+
WA U.S. House-4 Dan Newhouse R A+
WA State House-4 Position 2 Matt Shea R A
WA Council Member-5 Hans Dunshee D C-
WA State House-5 Position 1 Jay Rodne R A
WA State Senate-7 Shelly Short R A
WA State House-7 Position 2 Joel Kretz R A+
WA Council Member-8 Joe McDermott D
WA State House-8 Position 1 Brad Klippert R A
WA State House-8 Position 2 Larry Haler R A+
WA State Senate-9 Mark Schoesler R A+
WA State House-9 Position 2 Joe Schmick R A
WA State Senate-10 Barbara Bailey R A
WA State House-10 Position 1 Norma Smith R A-
WA State Senate-11 Bob Hasegawa D D
WA State House-11 Position 1 Zack Hudgins D C-
WA State House-12 Position 1 Cary Condotta R A+
WA State Senate-13 Judy Warnick R A
WA State Senate-14 Curtis King R A
WA State House-14 Position 1 Norm Johnson R A
WA State House-15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler R A-
WA State Senate-16 Maureen Walsh R B
WA State House-16 Position 2 Terry Nealey R B
WA State Senate-19 Dean Takko D A+
WA State House-19 Position 2 Brian Blake D A+
WA State House-20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt R A+
WA State House-20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt R A
WA State Senate-22 Sam Hunt D D
WA State Senate-24 Kevin Van De Wege D A+
WA State Senate-27 Jeannie Darneille D F
WA State Senate-29 Steve Conway D B+
WA State House-29 Position 2 Steve Kirby D C
WA State Senate-32 Maralyn Chase D C
WA State House-32 Position 2 Ruth Kagi D F
WA State House-34 Position 1 Eileen Cody D D
WA State House-37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos D F
WA State House-37 Position 2 Eric Pettigrew D D
WA State Senate-38 John McCoy D C-
WA State Senate-39 Kirk Pearson R A+
WA State House-39 Position 1 Dan Kristiansen R A+
WA State House-40 Position 2 Jeff Morris D C
WA State House-41 Position 2 Judy Clibborn D D
WA State Senate-42 Doug Ericksen R A
WA State Senate-43 Jamie Pedersen D D
WA State House-43 Position 2 Frank Chopp D B-
WA State House-47 Position 2 Pat Sullivan D A-
WA Council Member-At-Large Toby Nixon R A
John Ahern A
Gary Alexander A
Glenn Anderson A
Mike Armstrong A+
Bob Baker A
Don Barlow D
Donald Benton A+
Lisa Brown F
Tom Campbell A+
Michael Carrell A+
JeanMarie Christenson A
Steven Cook A
Donald Crawford B
Larry Crouse A
Bruce Dammeier B
Mary Lou Dickerson F
Dave Dooley A
Robert Dutton B
Deb Eddy D
Mark Ericks B
Jonathan Fant A
Fred Finn A
Dennis Flannigan D
Karen Fraser F
Bill Grant A+
Linda Haddon A-
Kathy Haigh A-
Steve Hailey A+
Jim Hargrove A
Brian Hatfield A+
Timothy Hattenburg B
Mary Haugen F
Mike Hewitt A+
Bill Hinkle A+
Mike Hope A
Ross Hunter D
Christopher Hurst A+
Joseph James A
Fred Jarrett D
Marlyn Jensen A
Jim Kastama C+
Troy Kelley A-
Tyana Kelley D
Phyllis Kenney D
Lynn Kessler A
Leslie Klein C
Kelli Linville A
Liz Loomis A-
Connie Lord A
Sue Lani Madsen C
Rosemary McAuliffe D
Robert McCaslin, Sr. A
Timothy Miller A
Jim Moeller C-
Dawn Morrell C-
Carol Moser D
Mike Novak A
Al O'Brien C-
Judi Owens D
Kevin Parker A
Linda Parlette A
Cheryl Pflug A
Margarita Prentice F
Craig Pridemore B
Skip Priest A
Dave Quall A
Marilyn Rasmussen B+
Debbie Regala F
Dennis Richter B+
Alex Rion A
Phil Rockefeller C-
Charles Ross A
Larry Seaquist A-
Geoff Simpson D
Michele Smith A
Val Stevens A+
Dan Swecker A+
John Sweeney C-
Thomas Thomas A
Michael Thompson A
Steve Van Luven A
Deb Wallace A
Fred Walser B
Ron Weigelt A
Brendan Williams C-
Alex Wood D
Joseph Zarelli A+

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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