Rating Group: Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

2011 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions

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State Office Name Party Rating
WA U.S. House - 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 55%
WA State House - 2 Position 2 JT Wilcox Republican 15%
WA State House - 3 Position 2 Timm Ormsby Democratic 100%
WA State House - 7 Position 2 Joel Kretz Republican 15%
WA State House - 8 Position 1 Brad Klippert Republican 15%
WA State House - 9 Position 2 Joe Schmick Republican 15%
WA State House - 15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler Republican 15%
WA State House - 17 Position 2 Paul Harris Republican 48%
WA State House - 20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt Republican 15%
WA State House - 24 Position 2 Steve Tharinger Democratic 67%
WA State House - 27 Position 1 Laurie Jinkins Democratic 67%
WA State House - 29 Position 2 Steve Kirby Democratic 100%
WA State House - 32 Position 1 Cindy Ryu Democratic 100%
WA State House - 33 Position 1 Tina Orwall Democratic 95%
WA State House - 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody Democratic 72%
WA State House - 34 Position 2 Joe Fitzgibbon Democratic 100%
WA State House - 37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos Democratic 95%
WA State House - 38 Position 2 Mike Sells Democratic 100%
WA State House - 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp Democratic 45%
WA State House - 45 Position 1 Roger Goodman Democratic 100%
WA State House - 45 Position 2 Larry Springer Democratic 45%
WA State House - 47 Position 2 Pat Sullivan Democratic 45%
WA State House - 49 Position 1 Sharon Wylie Democratic 92%
WA State Senate - 1 Derek Stanford Democratic 100%
WA State Senate - 2 Jim McCune Republican 25%
WA State Senate - 3 Andy Billig Democratic 100%
WA State Senate - 7 Shelly Short Republican 15%
WA State Senate - 9 Mark Schoesler Republican 13%
WA State Senate - 11 Bob Hasegawa Democratic 90%
WA State Senate - 13 Judy Warnick Republican 11%
WA State Senate - 14 Curtis King Republican 19%
WA State Senate - 15 Jim Honeyford Republican 13%
WA State Senate - 18 Ann Rivers Republican 11%
WA State Senate - 21 Marko Liias Democratic 100%
WA State Senate - 22 Sam Hunt Democratic 100%
WA State Senate - 23 Christine Rolfes Democratic 72%
WA State Senate - 24 Kevin Van De Wege Democratic 45%
WA State Senate - 29 Steve Conway Democratic 100%
WA State Senate - 33 Karen Keiser Democratic 94%
WA State Senate - 35 Timothy Sheldon Democratic 14%
WA State Senate - 36 Reuven Carlyle Democratic 40%
WA State Senate - 43 Jamie Pedersen Democratic 45%
WA State Senate - 46 David Frockt Democratic 72%
WA Secretary of State Steve Hobbs Democratic 40%
WA Council Member - 2 Hans Zeiger Republican 37%
WA Council Member - 4 Jeanne Kohl-Welles 72%
WA Council Member - 5 Dave Upthegrove 100%
WA Commissioner - 1 Jerome Delvin 20%
WA Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal 100%
John Ahern 16%
Gary Alexander 16%
Glenn Anderson 11%
Jan Angel 16%
Sherry Appleton 100%
Mike Armstrong 37%
Katrina Asay 37%
Barbara Bailey 15%
Michael Baumgartner 19%
Jeff Baxter 25%
Randi Becker 20%
Donald Benton 76%
Brian Blake 67%
Lisa Brown 31%
Vincent Buys 10%
Michael Carrell 31%
Maralyn Chase 93%
Judy Clibborn 42%
Cary Condotta 10%
Larry Crouse 7%
Cathy Dahlquist 37%
Bruce Dammeier 15%
Jeannie Darneille 50%
Richard DeBolt 15%
Mary Lou Dickerson 95%
Hans Dunshee 72%
Deb Eddy 42%
Tracey Eide 38%
Doug Ericksen 25%
Susan Fagan 15%
Joe Fain 25%
Fred Finn 35%
Karen Fraser 87%
Tami Green 67%
Kathy Haigh 45%
Larry Haler 15%
Jim Hargrove 31%
Mark Hargrove 15%
Nick Harper 87%
Brian Hatfield 31%
Mary Haugen 25%
Mike Hewitt 21%
Andy Hill 21%
Bill Hinkle 32%
Janéa Holmquist Newbry 31%
Mike Hope 42%
Zack Hudgins 73%
Ross Hunter 45%
Christopher Hurst 40%
Norm Johnson 15%
Ruth Kagi 67%
State Office Name Party Rating
WA U.S. House - 6 Derek Kilmer D 55%
WA State House - 2 Position 2 JT Wilcox R 15%
WA State House - 3 Position 2 Timm Ormsby D 100%
WA State House - 7 Position 2 Joel Kretz R 15%
WA State House - 8 Position 1 Brad Klippert R 15%
WA State House - 9 Position 2 Joe Schmick R 15%
WA State House - 15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler R 15%
WA State House - 17 Position 2 Paul Harris R 48%
WA State House - 20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt R 15%
WA State House - 24 Position 2 Steve Tharinger D 67%
WA State House - 27 Position 1 Laurie Jinkins D 67%
WA State House - 29 Position 2 Steve Kirby D 100%
WA State House - 32 Position 1 Cindy Ryu D 100%
WA State House - 33 Position 1 Tina Orwall D 95%
WA State House - 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody D 72%
WA State House - 34 Position 2 Joe Fitzgibbon D 100%
WA State House - 37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos D 95%
WA State House - 38 Position 2 Mike Sells D 100%
WA State House - 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp D 45%
WA State House - 45 Position 1 Roger Goodman D 100%
WA State House - 45 Position 2 Larry Springer D 45%
WA State House - 47 Position 2 Pat Sullivan D 45%
WA State House - 49 Position 1 Sharon Wylie D 92%
WA State Senate - 1 Derek Stanford D 100%
WA State Senate - 2 Jim McCune R 25%
WA State Senate - 3 Andy Billig D 100%
WA State Senate - 7 Shelly Short R 15%
WA State Senate - 9 Mark Schoesler R 13%
WA State Senate - 11 Bob Hasegawa D 90%
WA State Senate - 13 Judy Warnick R 11%
WA State Senate - 14 Curtis King R 19%
WA State Senate - 15 Jim Honeyford R 13%
WA State Senate - 18 Ann Rivers R 11%
WA State Senate - 21 Marko Liias D 100%
WA State Senate - 22 Sam Hunt D 100%
WA State Senate - 23 Christine Rolfes D 72%
WA State Senate - 24 Kevin Van De Wege D 45%
WA State Senate - 29 Steve Conway D 100%
WA State Senate - 33 Karen Keiser D 94%
WA State Senate - 35 Timothy Sheldon D 14%
WA State Senate - 36 Reuven Carlyle D 40%
WA State Senate - 43 Jamie Pedersen D 45%
WA State Senate - 46 David Frockt D 72%
WA Secretary of State Steve Hobbs D 40%
WA Council Member - 2 Hans Zeiger R 37%
WA Council Member - 4 Jeanne Kohl-Welles 72%
WA Council Member - 5 Dave Upthegrove 100%
WA Commissioner - 1 Jerome Delvin 20%
WA Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal 100%
John Ahern 16%
Gary Alexander 16%
Glenn Anderson 11%
Jan Angel 16%
Sherry Appleton 100%
Mike Armstrong 37%
Katrina Asay 37%
Barbara Bailey 15%
Michael Baumgartner 19%
Jeff Baxter 25%
Randi Becker 20%
Donald Benton 76%
Brian Blake 67%
Lisa Brown 31%
Vincent Buys 10%
Michael Carrell 31%
Maralyn Chase 93%
Judy Clibborn 42%
Cary Condotta 10%
Larry Crouse 7%
Cathy Dahlquist 37%
Bruce Dammeier 15%
Jeannie Darneille 50%
Richard DeBolt 15%
Mary Lou Dickerson 95%
Hans Dunshee 72%
Deb Eddy 42%
Tracey Eide 38%
Doug Ericksen 25%
Susan Fagan 15%
Joe Fain 25%
Fred Finn 35%
Karen Fraser 87%
Tami Green 67%
Kathy Haigh 45%
Larry Haler 15%
Jim Hargrove 31%
Mark Hargrove 15%
Nick Harper 87%
Brian Hatfield 31%
Mary Haugen 25%
Mike Hewitt 21%
Andy Hill 21%
Bill Hinkle 32%
Janéa Holmquist Newbry 31%
Mike Hope 42%
Zack Hudgins 73%
Ross Hunter 45%
Christopher Hurst 40%
Norm Johnson 15%
Ruth Kagi 67%
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