The Moderate Washingtonian

Outlook on politics and elections in the state of Washington from an overall centrist viewpoint. My views tend to be libertarian in nature, but at the same time are largely nonpartisan.

12 August 2007

2007 WSLC ratings

Looks like the first of the state's major interest groups have gotten their act together and released their rating sheets based on this year's long-completed legislative session. The Washington State Labor Council is the state's major organized labor interest group, and has been led by former Democratic legislator Rick Bender since 1993. Ratings are based on the percentage of ten selected labor-important votes in which each legislator voted with the beliefs of the WSLC.

Low Democrats:
Bill Grant [D-Walla Walla] 70
Troy Kelley [D-Tacoma] 80
Pat Lantz [D-Gig Harbor] 80
Christine Rolfes [D-Bainbridge Island] 80
Dean Takko [D-Longview] 80

High Democrats:
Many tied at 100

Low Republicans:
Many tied at 0

High Republicans:
Skip Priest [R-Federal Way] 60
Fred Jarrett [R-Mercer Island] 50
Chris Strow [R-Clinton] 50
Joyce McDonald [R-Puyallup] 40
Larry Haler [R-Richland] 30
Shirley Hankins [R-Richland] 30
Maureen Walsh [R-Walla Walla] 30

Low Democrats:
Tim Sheldon [D-Potlatch] 40
Mary Margaret Haugen [D-Camano] 70
Chris Marr [D-Spokane] 80
Jim Hargrove [D-Hoquiam] 89
Jim Kastama [D-Puyallup] 89

High Democrats:
Many tied at 100

Low Republicans:
Janéa Holmquist [R-Moses Lake] 10
Jim Honeyford [R-Sunnyside] 10
Bob Morton [R-Kettle Falls] 10
Linda Evans Parlette [R-Wenatchee] 10
Mark Schoesler [R-Ritzville] 10

High Republicans:
Pam Roach [R-Auburn] 83
Don Benton [R-Battleground] 70
Mike Carrell [R-Lakewood] 40
Jim Clements [R-Selah] 40
Dale Brandland [R-Bellingham] 30
Dan Swecker [R-Rochester] 30