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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Washington Gun Owners of America

1998 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
WA State House 25 Position 2 Joyce McDonald Republican 92%
WA State House 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody Democratic 31%
WA State House 39 Position 2 John Koster Republican 100%
WA State Senate 9 Mark Schoesler Republican 100%
WA State Senate 35 Timothy Sheldon Democratic 100%
WA Mayor At-Large Edward Murray 0%
WA Council Member 2 Pam Roach 100%
WA Council Member 2 Brian Sullivan 100%
WA Council Member 3 Kathy Lambert 100%
WA Council Member At-Large Les Thomas 100%
WA Commissioner 1 Tom Mielke Republican 92%
Gary Alexander 82%
Bill Backlund 100%
Brad Benson 85%
Jim Buck 92%
Roger Bush 100%
Michael Carrell 100%
Larry Crouse 100%
Patricia Hale 89%
Harold Hochstatter 100%
Peggy Johnson 100%
Kelli Linville 31%
Jeanine Long 100%
James McCune 100%
Joyce Mulliken 100%
John Pennington, Jr. 100%
Lynn Schindler 100%
Ray Schow 100%
Mike Sherstad 100%
Duane Sommers 100%
Bob Sump 100%
Brian Thomas 100%
William Thompson 100%
Jeannette Wood 92%

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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