Washington Legislature rises in National Conservative rankings

CPAC presents 40 lawmakers awards for conservative voting

CPAC presents 40 lawmakers awards for conservative voting

The voting of Washington’s Republican state lawmakers is trending more conservative according to a new analysis conducted by the Center for Legislative Accountability (CLA), a project of CPAC Foundation and the American Conservative Union Foundation.

This year, 40 state lawmakers have earned awards from CPAC for voting with the conservative position at least 80 percent of the time, a significant increase compared to last year where just 23 lawmakers earned awards. Additionally, the work of Republicans to reject the increasingly radical agenda of Gov. Jay Inslee raised the conservative rating of the legislature from 35 percent to 39 percent. This rating places Washington as the 34th ranked conservative legislature. 

CPAC analyzes the voting records of all 7,400 state lawmakers in America to determine the rankings. The conservative rating is calculated through CPAC’s scorecards and is based on lawmaker voting across 186 policy areas ranging from cultural and life issues to tax, fiscal, and regulatory policies.  

WASHINGTON SCORECARD

Award for Conservative Excellence

(Conservative rating of 90 percent or above)

Rep. Vicki Kraft (17th District) received the Award for Conservative Excellence after voting with a conservative position 93 percent of the time. File photo
  • Doug Ericksen (95%)
  • Bob McCaslin (95%)
  • Rob Chase (93%)
  • Jeremie Dufault (93%)
  • Vicki Kraft (93%)
  • Joel McEntire (92%)
  • Mark Klicker (91%)
  • Brad Klippert (91%)
  • Mike Padden (91%)
  • Joe Schmick (91%)
  • Mark Schoesler (91%)
  • Robert Sutherland (91%)

Award for Conservative Achievement

(Conservative rating of 80-89 percent)

Rep. Ed Orcutt (20th District) received the Award for Conservative Achievement after voting with a conservative position 89 percent of the time. File photo
Sen. Lynda Wilson (17th District) received the Award for Conservative Achievement after voting with a conservative position 87 percent of the time. File photo
Rep. Brandon Vick (18th District) received the Award for Conservative Achievement after voting with a conservative position 84 percent of the time. File photo
Rep. Larry Hoff (18th District) received the Award for Conservative Achievement after voting with a conservative position 84 percent of the time. File photo
  • Sharon Brown (89%)
  • Perry Dozier (89%)
  • Jim Honeyford (89%)
  • Ed Orcutt (89%)
  • Jim Walsh (89%)
  • Tom Dent (87%)
  • Mary Dye (87%)
  • Shelly Short (87%)
  • Lynda Wilson (87%)
  • Jim McCune (86%)
  • Matt Boehnke (84%)
  • Phil Fortunato (84%)
  • Cyndy Jacobsen (84%)
  • Ron Muzzall (84%)
  • Brandon Vick (84%)
  • Keith Wagoner (84%)
  • Jesse Young (84%)
  • John Braun (82%)
  • Gina Mosbrucker (82%)
  • J.T. Wilcox (82%)
  • Alex Ybarra (82%)
  • Chris Corry (81%)
  • Joel Kretz (81%)
  • Bruce Chandler (80%)
  • Larry Hoff (80%)
  • Drew Stokesbary (80%)
  • Judy Warnick (80%)
  • Jeff Wilson (80%)

The ratings have also been incorporated into CPAC’s new Lawmaker Comparison Tool which runs head-to-head comparisons on lawmaker’s strongest and weakest policy areas.

The CLA is the first and only organization to annually publish individual ratings for all 8,000 federal and state lawmakers in America. The CLA is also home to the nation’s most comprehensive conservative policy database containing over 17,500 detailed bill analyses which span 50 years of Congress and all 50 state legislatures. 


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