Rating Group: Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

2012 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions

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State Office Name Party Rating
WA U.S. House - 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 100%
WA State House - 2 Position 2 JT Wilcox Republican 7%
WA State House - 3 Position 2 Timm Ormsby Democratic 100%
WA State House - 7 Position 2 Joel Kretz Republican 0%
WA State House - 8 Position 1 Brad Klippert Republican 14%
WA State House - 9 Position 2 Joe Schmick Republican 7%
WA State House - 15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler Republican 7%
WA State House - 17 Position 2 Paul Harris Republican 45%
WA State House - 20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt Republican 14%
WA State House - 23 Position 2 Drew Hansen Democratic 100%
WA State House - 24 Position 2 Steve Tharinger Democratic 100%
WA State House - 27 Position 1 Laurie Jinkins Democratic 100%
WA State House - 29 Position 2 Steve Kirby Democratic 93%
WA State House - 32 Position 1 Cindy Ryu Democratic 100%
WA State House - 33 Position 1 Tina Orwall Democratic 100%
WA State House - 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody Democratic 93%
WA State House - 34 Position 2 Joe Fitzgibbon Democratic 93%
WA State House - 37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos Democratic 100%
WA State House - 38 Position 2 Mike Sells Democratic 100%
WA State House - 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp Democratic 68%
WA State House - 45 Position 1 Roger Goodman Democratic 100%
WA State House - 45 Position 2 Larry Springer Democratic 68%
WA State House - 46 Position 1 Gerry Pollet Democratic 100%
WA State House - 47 Position 2 Pat Sullivan Democratic 68%
WA State House - 49 Position 1 Sharon Wylie Democratic 68%
WA State Senate - 1 Derek Stanford Democratic 100%
WA State Senate - 2 Jim McCune Republican 7%
WA State Senate - 3 Andy Billig Democratic 100%
WA State Senate - 4 Mike Padden Republican 17%
WA State Senate - 7 Shelly Short Republican 7%
WA State Senate - 9 Mark Schoesler Republican 8%
WA State Senate - 11 Bob Hasegawa Democratic 100%
WA State Senate - 13 Judy Warnick Republican 14%
WA State Senate - 14 Curtis King Republican 17%
WA State Senate - 15 Jim Honeyford Republican 8%
WA State Senate - 18 Ann Rivers Republican 45%
WA State Senate - 21 Marko Liias Democratic 100%
WA State Senate - 22 Sam Hunt Democratic 93%
WA State Senate - 23 Christine Rolfes Democratic 100%
WA State Senate - 24 Kevin Van De Wege Democratic 93%
WA State Senate - 29 Steve Conway Democratic 100%
WA State Senate - 33 Karen Keiser Democratic 92%
WA State Senate - 35 Timothy Sheldon Democratic 17%
WA State Senate - 36 Reuven Carlyle Democratic 68%
WA State Senate - 43 Jamie Pedersen Democratic 75%
WA State Senate - 46 David Frockt Democratic 100%
WA Secretary of State Steve Hobbs Democratic 67%
WA Council Member - 2 Hans Zeiger Republican 45%
WA Council Member - 4 Jeanne Kohl-Welles 100%
WA Council Member - 5 Dave Upthegrove 100%
WA Commissioner - 1 Jerome Delvin 17%
WA Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal 93%
John Ahern 14%
Gary Alexander 14%
Glenn Anderson 14%
Jan Angel 20%
Sherry Appleton 100%
Mike Armstrong 39%
Katrina Asay 45%
Barbara Bailey 14%
Michael Baumgartner 17%
Randi Becker 17%
Donald Benton 42%
Brian Blake 100%
Lisa Brown 100%
Vincent Buys 14%
Michael Carrell 9%
Maralyn Chase 100%
Judy Clibborn 68%
Cary Condotta 7%
Larry Crouse 20%
Cathy Dahlquist 14%
Bruce Dammeier 14%
Jeannie Darneille 93%
Richard DeBolt 7%
Mary Lou Dickerson 68%
Hans Dunshee 100%
Deb Eddy 48%
Tracey Eide 100%
Doug Ericksen 8%
Susan Fagan 7%
Joe Fain 25%
Fred Finn 55%
Karen Fraser 100%
Tami Green 100%
Kathy Haigh 100%
Larry Haler 14%
Jim Hargrove 58%
Mark Hargrove 20%
Nick Harper 100%
Brian Hatfield 67%
Mary Haugen 83%
Mike Hewitt 14%
Andy Hill 17%
Bill Hinkle 14%
Janéa Holmquist Newbry 17%
Mike Hope 20%
Zack Hudgins 100%
Ross Hunter 61%
Christopher Hurst 48%
State Office Name Party Rating
WA U.S. House - 6 Derek Kilmer D 100%
WA State House - 2 Position 2 JT Wilcox R 7%
WA State House - 3 Position 2 Timm Ormsby D 100%
WA State House - 7 Position 2 Joel Kretz R 0%
WA State House - 8 Position 1 Brad Klippert R 14%
WA State House - 9 Position 2 Joe Schmick R 7%
WA State House - 15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler R 7%
WA State House - 17 Position 2 Paul Harris R 45%
WA State House - 20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt R 14%
WA State House - 23 Position 2 Drew Hansen D 100%
WA State House - 24 Position 2 Steve Tharinger D 100%
WA State House - 27 Position 1 Laurie Jinkins D 100%
WA State House - 29 Position 2 Steve Kirby D 93%
WA State House - 32 Position 1 Cindy Ryu D 100%
WA State House - 33 Position 1 Tina Orwall D 100%
WA State House - 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody D 93%
WA State House - 34 Position 2 Joe Fitzgibbon D 93%
WA State House - 37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos D 100%
WA State House - 38 Position 2 Mike Sells D 100%
WA State House - 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp D 68%
WA State House - 45 Position 1 Roger Goodman D 100%
WA State House - 45 Position 2 Larry Springer D 68%
WA State House - 46 Position 1 Gerry Pollet D 100%
WA State House - 47 Position 2 Pat Sullivan D 68%
WA State House - 49 Position 1 Sharon Wylie D 68%
WA State Senate - 1 Derek Stanford D 100%
WA State Senate - 2 Jim McCune R 7%
WA State Senate - 3 Andy Billig D 100%
WA State Senate - 4 Mike Padden R 17%
WA State Senate - 7 Shelly Short R 7%
WA State Senate - 9 Mark Schoesler R 8%
WA State Senate - 11 Bob Hasegawa D 100%
WA State Senate - 13 Judy Warnick R 14%
WA State Senate - 14 Curtis King R 17%
WA State Senate - 15 Jim Honeyford R 8%
WA State Senate - 18 Ann Rivers R 45%
WA State Senate - 21 Marko Liias D 100%
WA State Senate - 22 Sam Hunt D 93%
WA State Senate - 23 Christine Rolfes D 100%
WA State Senate - 24 Kevin Van De Wege D 93%
WA State Senate - 29 Steve Conway D 100%
WA State Senate - 33 Karen Keiser D 92%
WA State Senate - 35 Timothy Sheldon D 17%
WA State Senate - 36 Reuven Carlyle D 68%
WA State Senate - 43 Jamie Pedersen D 75%
WA State Senate - 46 David Frockt D 100%
WA Secretary of State Steve Hobbs D 67%
WA Council Member - 2 Hans Zeiger R 45%
WA Council Member - 4 Jeanne Kohl-Welles 100%
WA Council Member - 5 Dave Upthegrove 100%
WA Commissioner - 1 Jerome Delvin 17%
WA Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal 93%
John Ahern 14%
Gary Alexander 14%
Glenn Anderson 14%
Jan Angel 20%
Sherry Appleton 100%
Mike Armstrong 39%
Katrina Asay 45%
Barbara Bailey 14%
Michael Baumgartner 17%
Randi Becker 17%
Donald Benton 42%
Brian Blake 100%
Lisa Brown 100%
Vincent Buys 14%
Michael Carrell 9%
Maralyn Chase 100%
Judy Clibborn 68%
Cary Condotta 7%
Larry Crouse 20%
Cathy Dahlquist 14%
Bruce Dammeier 14%
Jeannie Darneille 93%
Richard DeBolt 7%
Mary Lou Dickerson 68%
Hans Dunshee 100%
Deb Eddy 48%
Tracey Eide 100%
Doug Ericksen 8%
Susan Fagan 7%
Joe Fain 25%
Fred Finn 55%
Karen Fraser 100%
Tami Green 100%
Kathy Haigh 100%
Larry Haler 14%
Jim Hargrove 58%
Mark Hargrove 20%
Nick Harper 100%
Brian Hatfield 67%
Mary Haugen 83%
Mike Hewitt 14%
Andy Hill 17%
Bill Hinkle 14%
Janéa Holmquist Newbry 17%
Mike Hope 20%
Zack Hudgins 100%
Ross Hunter 61%
Christopher Hurst 48%
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