Rating Group: Association of Washington Business

2012 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
WA U.S. House - 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 73%
WA State House - 2 Position 2 JT Wilcox Republican 100%
WA State House - 3 Position 2 Timm Ormsby Democratic 25%
WA State House - 7 Position 2 Joel Kretz Republican 94%
WA State House - 8 Position 1 Brad Klippert Republican 93%
WA State House - 9 Position 2 Joe Schmick Republican 100%
WA State House - 15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler Republican 94%
WA State House - 17 Position 2 Paul Harris Republican 81%
WA State House - 20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt Republican 94%
WA State House - 23 Position 2 Drew Hansen Democratic 44%
WA State House - 24 Position 2 Steve Tharinger Democratic 44%
WA State House - 27 Position 1 Laurie Jinkins Democratic 38%
WA State House - 29 Position 2 Steve Kirby Democratic 31%
WA State House - 32 Position 1 Cindy Ryu Democratic 25%
WA State House - 33 Position 1 Tina Orwall Democratic 38%
WA State House - 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody Democratic 44%
WA State House - 34 Position 2 Joe Fitzgibbon Democratic 38%
WA State House - 37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos Democratic 50%
WA State House - 38 Position 2 Mike Sells Democratic 38%
WA State House - 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp Democratic 44%
WA State House - 45 Position 1 Roger Goodman Democratic 31%
WA State House - 45 Position 2 Larry Springer Democratic 50%
WA State House - 46 Position 1 Gerry Pollet Democratic 44%
WA State House - 47 Position 2 Pat Sullivan Democratic 44%
WA State House - 49 Position 1 Sharon Wylie Democratic 50%
WA State Senate - 1 Derek Stanford Democratic 38%
WA State Senate - 2 Jim McCune Republican 88%
WA State Senate - 3 Andy Billig Democratic 38%
WA State Senate - 4 Mike Padden Republican 93%
WA State Senate - 7 Shelly Short Republican 94%
WA State Senate - 9 Mark Schoesler Republican 100%
WA State Senate - 11 Bob Hasegawa Democratic 25%
WA State Senate - 13 Judy Warnick Republican 94%
WA State Senate - 14 Curtis King Republican 93%
WA State Senate - 15 Jim Honeyford Republican 93%
WA State Senate - 18 Ann Rivers Republican 88%
WA State Senate - 21 Marko Liias Democratic 46%
WA State Senate - 22 Sam Hunt Democratic 31%
WA State Senate - 23 Christine Rolfes Democratic 60%
WA State Senate - 24 Kevin Van De Wege Democratic 38%
WA State Senate - 29 Steve Conway Democratic 47%
WA State Senate - 33 Karen Keiser Democratic 57%
WA State Senate - 35 Timothy Sheldon Democratic 93%
WA State Senate - 36 Reuven Carlyle Democratic 50%
WA State Senate - 43 Jamie Pedersen Democratic 38%
WA State Senate - 46 David Frockt Democratic 53%
WA Secretary of State Steve Hobbs Democratic 67%
WA Council Member - 2 Hans Zeiger Republican 88%
WA Council Member - 4 Jeanne Kohl-Welles 53%
WA Council Member - 5 Dave Upthegrove 38%
WA Commissioner - 1 Jerome Delvin 93%
WA Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal 38%
John Ahern 86%
Gary Alexander 100%
Glenn Anderson 79%
Jan Angel 88%
Sherry Appleton 31%
Mike Armstrong 88%
Katrina Asay 81%
Barbara Bailey 88%
Michael Baumgartner 93%
Randi Becker 93%
Donald Benton 80%
Brian Blake 63%
Lisa Brown 67%
Vincent Buys 94%
Michael Carrell 93%
Maralyn Chase 47%
Judy Clibborn 44%
Cary Condotta 94%
Larry Crouse 94%
Cathy Dahlquist 94%
Bruce Dammeier 88%
Jeannie Darneille 38%
Richard DeBolt 100%
Mary Lou Dickerson 44%
Hans Dunshee 31%
Deb Eddy 44%
Tracey Eide 60%
Doug Ericksen 93%
Susan Fagan 100%
Joe Fain 87%
Fred Finn 38%
Karen Fraser 53%
Tami Green 38%
Kathy Haigh 31%
Larry Haler 100%
Jim Hargrove 69%
Mark Hargrove 81%
Nick Harper 67%
Brian Hatfield 67%
Mary Haugen 67%
Mike Hewitt 92%
Andy Hill 80%
Bill Hinkle 93%
Janéa Holmquist Newbry 93%
Mike Hope 81%
Zack Hudgins 19%
Ross Hunter 44%
Christopher Hurst 94%
State Office Name Party Rating
WA U.S. House - 6 Derek Kilmer D 73%
WA State House - 2 Position 2 JT Wilcox R 100%
WA State House - 3 Position 2 Timm Ormsby D 25%
WA State House - 7 Position 2 Joel Kretz R 94%
WA State House - 8 Position 1 Brad Klippert R 93%
WA State House - 9 Position 2 Joe Schmick R 100%
WA State House - 15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler R 94%
WA State House - 17 Position 2 Paul Harris R 81%
WA State House - 20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt R 94%
WA State House - 23 Position 2 Drew Hansen D 44%
WA State House - 24 Position 2 Steve Tharinger D 44%
WA State House - 27 Position 1 Laurie Jinkins D 38%
WA State House - 29 Position 2 Steve Kirby D 31%
WA State House - 32 Position 1 Cindy Ryu D 25%
WA State House - 33 Position 1 Tina Orwall D 38%
WA State House - 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody D 44%
WA State House - 34 Position 2 Joe Fitzgibbon D 38%
WA State House - 37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos D 50%
WA State House - 38 Position 2 Mike Sells D 38%
WA State House - 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp D 44%
WA State House - 45 Position 1 Roger Goodman D 31%
WA State House - 45 Position 2 Larry Springer D 50%
WA State House - 46 Position 1 Gerry Pollet D 44%
WA State House - 47 Position 2 Pat Sullivan D 44%
WA State House - 49 Position 1 Sharon Wylie D 50%
WA State Senate - 1 Derek Stanford D 38%
WA State Senate - 2 Jim McCune R 88%
WA State Senate - 3 Andy Billig D 38%
WA State Senate - 4 Mike Padden R 93%
WA State Senate - 7 Shelly Short R 94%
WA State Senate - 9 Mark Schoesler R 100%
WA State Senate - 11 Bob Hasegawa D 25%
WA State Senate - 13 Judy Warnick R 94%
WA State Senate - 14 Curtis King R 93%
WA State Senate - 15 Jim Honeyford R 93%
WA State Senate - 18 Ann Rivers R 88%
WA State Senate - 21 Marko Liias D 46%
WA State Senate - 22 Sam Hunt D 31%
WA State Senate - 23 Christine Rolfes D 60%
WA State Senate - 24 Kevin Van De Wege D 38%
WA State Senate - 29 Steve Conway D 47%
WA State Senate - 33 Karen Keiser D 57%
WA State Senate - 35 Timothy Sheldon D 93%
WA State Senate - 36 Reuven Carlyle D 50%
WA State Senate - 43 Jamie Pedersen D 38%
WA State Senate - 46 David Frockt D 53%
WA Secretary of State Steve Hobbs D 67%
WA Council Member - 2 Hans Zeiger R 88%
WA Council Member - 4 Jeanne Kohl-Welles 53%
WA Council Member - 5 Dave Upthegrove 38%
WA Commissioner - 1 Jerome Delvin 93%
WA Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal 38%
John Ahern 86%
Gary Alexander 100%
Glenn Anderson 79%
Jan Angel 88%
Sherry Appleton 31%
Mike Armstrong 88%
Katrina Asay 81%
Barbara Bailey 88%
Michael Baumgartner 93%
Randi Becker 93%
Donald Benton 80%
Brian Blake 63%
Lisa Brown 67%
Vincent Buys 94%
Michael Carrell 93%
Maralyn Chase 47%
Judy Clibborn 44%
Cary Condotta 94%
Larry Crouse 94%
Cathy Dahlquist 94%
Bruce Dammeier 88%
Jeannie Darneille 38%
Richard DeBolt 100%
Mary Lou Dickerson 44%
Hans Dunshee 31%
Deb Eddy 44%
Tracey Eide 60%
Doug Ericksen 93%
Susan Fagan 100%
Joe Fain 87%
Fred Finn 38%
Karen Fraser 53%
Tami Green 38%
Kathy Haigh 31%
Larry Haler 100%
Jim Hargrove 69%
Mark Hargrove 81%
Nick Harper 67%
Brian Hatfield 67%
Mary Haugen 67%
Mike Hewitt 92%
Andy Hill 80%
Bill Hinkle 93%
Janéa Holmquist Newbry 93%
Mike Hope 81%
Zack Hudgins 19%
Ross Hunter 44%
Christopher Hurst 94%
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