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Table of Contents Greeting from WRA director of government affairs...........................................3 2010 ballot initiatives and why restaurants should care.......................................4 WRA Supports I-1053..................................................................................................4 WRA Supports I-1100...................................................................................................4 WRA Opposes I-1105...................................................................................................4 WRA Supports I-1082..................................................................................................5 WRA Opposes I-1098...................................................................................................5 WRA Supports I-1107...................................................................................................5 Legislative issues included in WRA’s vote count.................................................6 Temporarily suspending Initiative 960.........................................................................6 Increasing revenue to support state services.................................................................7 Retrospective rating programs......................................................................................7 Nightclub licenses.........................................................................................................8 Beer / Wine taskforce....................................................................................................8 Alcohol omnibus bill....................................................................................................8 2009-2011 operating budget.........................................................................................9 Consumer Protection Act..............................................................................................9 Bringing Washington’s UI taxes into conformity with federal law..............................9 District map...................................................................................................10 State legislative races.....................................................................................12 State websites................................................................................................49 Political websites............................................................................................49 Campaign and election websites......................................................................49 WRA contact information...............................................................................49

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Greetings WRA member At this time of the year, you’re barraged with the clamor of political campaigns seeking your vote. Typically, these campaign messages include a comment along the lines of, “This election is unique.” Well, the 2010 election is unique, and the outcome of the election will have immediate and lasting impact on the hospitality sector in Washington state. Voters will decide the fate of six initiatives that impact businesses across the state. Here is a look at each and what they aim to accomplish: •• I-1053 reinstates the requirement that raising new taxes or fees requires a two-thirds vote of the Legislature. •• I-1082 allows for private insurers to offer workers’ compensation coverage. •• I-1098 for the first time in history, authorizes an income tax in Washington state. •• I-1107 repeals the new taxes on bottled water, soda, candy and other food items. •• I-1100 privatizes state liquor sales in Washington state and repeals Prohibition-era constraints on the sale and distribution of beer and wine. •• I-1105 puts large distributors in control of the sale and distribution of spirits in Washington state. Additionally, and just as importantly, every member of Washington’s House of Representatives and one half of the members of the State Senate are up for election. Why is this important? All projections show that the state will again face a massive budget deficit when the Legislature convenes in January. The make-up of the Legislature will determine the approach they take to resolving this complex problem. Will they choose to raise taxes? Cut spending? Raise alcohol prices? Increase fees? The outcome of the elections will determine the answer to these questions. What can you do? Educate yourself on the issues and candidates, and ask probing questions. This election guide provides unbiased information on the candidates running for seats in the Legislature. For incumbents, this guide includes information on how they have voted on the WRA’s key issues over the last two years. This guide also shows candidates that the WRA PAC has chosen to support. The WRA PAC support is based on extensive interviews with candidates, input from members in those districts and with the review and approval of the WRA Government Affairs Committee. We encourage you to review the information in this election guide, to contact your WRA GA team if you have any questions and become knowledgeable on the issues. And, most importantly, VOTE. Thank you for your involvement,

Bruce Beckett WRA Director of Government Affairs

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2010 ballot initiatives and why restaurants should care During most election cycles, only one or two initiatives usually collect enough signatures for voters to actually get the opportunity to approve or reject the idea come November. This year, in large part because of our country and state’s economic and political turmoil, six initiatives qualified for the Nov. 2010 ballot. All six, in some way, have an impact on the restaurant industry. Read on to find out what position the WRA Government Affairs Committee has taken on each initiative. WRA Supports I-1053: I-1053 concerns tax and fee increases imposed by state government. This measure would reinstate existing statutory requirements that any legislative proposal to raise taxes must be approved by two-thirds legislative majorities or receive voter approval. Additionally, new or increased fees would require a two-thirds majority for legislative approval. The majority of businesses, large and small, throughout our state are supporting I-1053. This requirement for raising taxes has proven to be a mechanism for pushing legislators to create a balanced budget without putting the entire burden on the backs of the business community through new or increased business related taxes and fees. WRA Supports I-1100: I-1100 concerns the privatization of liquor sales (beer, wine and spirits). This measure would close state liquor stores; authorize sale, distribution and importation

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of spirits by private parties; and repeal certain requirements that govern the business operations of beer and wine distributers and producers. Of the two liquor privatization initiatives, I-1100 creates a true free market system. A few key examples are: •• Allowing retail-to-retail sales, thereby creating competition for customers not only through “front of the house” sales to the average citizen but also true competition for all liquor licensee holders (bars, restaurants, etc) •• Allowing quantity discount purchasing •• Keeping in place the liquor taxes and eliminating only the state markup. WRA Opposes I-1105: I-1105 also concerns the privatization of liquor sales (beer, wine and spirits). This measure would close all state liquor stores and license private parties to sell or distribute spirits. It would revise laws concerning regulation, taxation and government revenues from distribution and sale of spirits. It takes the current system for the distribution and sale of spirits and places it under the control of the wholesalers, and retains much of current system for beer and wine distribution. I-1105 eliminates all taxes on liquor, which would create a tremendous financial hole for our state and local governments to fill. Finally, I-1105 does not allow retail-to-retail sales or volume discount purchasing.


WRA Supports I-1082: This measure would authorize employers to purchase private industrial insurance beginning July 1, 2012; direct the legislature to enact conforming legislation by March 1, 2012; and eliminate the worker-paid share of medical-benefit premiums. I-1082 creates a third option for workers compensation coverage, does not change any of the underlying system, such as creating an option for voluntary settlements or simplifying how wages are calculated, and does not affect any worker benefits. Other key features of 1082 include: •• Retrospective rating programs, such as the one the WRA offers, would remain in place and regulated by the L&I •• The basis for calculating industrial insurance premiums will now be total payroll instead of the number of hours worked, making Washington consistent with the other 49 states •• Elimination of the option for employers to have employees pay part of the industrial insurance premium. This applies to the State Fund where half of the medical aid premium is paid by the employees WRA Opposes I-1098: This measure would authorize a state income tax on high income earners and make modest reductions in the state property and B&O tax. The WRA believes that I-1098 would thwart business investment

in Washington state and lead to a nearly $2 billion tax hike on business and citizens in Washington state. That level of tax increase will hinder customer demand in the hospitality sector. Additionally, the WRA is concerned that, after two years, the income tax could easily be expanded to all taxpayers in Washington state with a simple majority vote of the Legislature. Finally, it has been shown in other states that income tax revenues are an extremely volatile source of funding for state services. WRA Supports I-1107: This measure would repeal the new sales tax on candy, end temporary sales tax on some bottled water, end temporary excise taxes on carbonated beverages and reduce tax rates for certain food processors. I-1107 does not repeal the new 50-cent per gallon tax on “mass produced” beer or the newly enacted tax on carbonated water. If you have questions about any of these initiatives, including their potential impact on the restaurant industry in Washington state, please give the Director of Government Affairs, Bruce Beckett, a call at 1.800.225.7166 or email him at Bruce.Beckett@wrahome.com.

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Legislative issues included in WRA’s vote count During the past two 2010 legislative issues legislative sessions, Temporarily suspending Initiative 960 the WRA identified a total of nine pieces of In 2007, Washington voters approved Initiative 960 which (1) mandated that any new taxes or legislation pertinent to fees enacted by the Legislature be approved the hospitality industry. with a two-thirds vote, (2) required that the state Each legislator’s provide information to citizens on how individual lawmakers voted on tax or fee bills, and (3) required projections of the fiscal impacts votes on these issues of bills be readily available to the public. Under Washington’s were tabulated and Constitution, for two years following passage of an initiative, it can compiled into a voting only be amended by the Legislature with a super-majority vote in both the House and Senate. After two years, however, an initiative record. After you’ve can be amended with a simple majority vote. The 2010 session was familiarized yourself the first opportunity for the Legislature to amend Initiative 960 with a simple majority vote. with these bills, use the maps on pages ESB6130 suspended the two-thirds vote requirement for enacting 10-11 to find your new taxes or fees until July, 2013. It also suspended most of the public information requirements of the initiative. Legislative leaders legislative district. and Gov. Gregoire endorsed these changes so the Legislature could From there, you’ll be adopt new taxes or fees with a simple majority vote. Although the able to determine how bill was debated for more than 12 hours on the floor of the House, and required three separate votes in the Senate, it ultimately passed the legislators in your and was signed into law by the governor. Once enacted, it opened district voted on the the floodgates for the myriad tax proposals that emerged during the issues that affect your regular and special sessions. business.

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Increasing revenue to support state services After enactment of 6130, the governor released her plan for raising approximately $700 million in new revenue through increased taxes, fees and elimination of tax preferences. The governor’s proposal included three items of specific concern to the WRA: •• Repeal of the B&O tax credit for pop syrup taxes •• An excise tax of 5 cents per 12 ounces of carbonated beverages •• An excise tax of 1 cent per ounce of bottled water The House and Senate disagreed with the governor’s approach, and each emerged with their own proposals to raise new revenue. As the last day of the regular session approached, the House and Senate could not resolve the dispute over whether a temporary increase in the sales tax should be part of the revenue package. Accordingly, the governor called a special session to resolve issues and get a final budget passed. With only one day left in the 30-day special session, and virtually no votes to spare, the chambers agreed to a tax package that included: •• Extending the sales tax to bottled water •• Adding 2 cents per 12 ounce can or bottle tax to carbonated beverages •• Adding 50 cents per gallon tax to “mass produced” beer ($.28 per six pack)

•• The tax does not apply to micro breweries producing fewer than 60,000 barrels per year •• A $1-per-pack increase in the cigarette tax •• A number of new, or additions, to existing taxes on individual business sectors •• An increase in B&O tax on business services The new package of taxes is estimated to raise $800 million through this biennium, and another $1.7 billion in the next biennium. A few of the taxes expire in 2013.

2009 legislative issues Retrospective rating programs SB 6035 was introduced to “add transparency and accountability” to Retrospective Rating programs. According to the bill sponsors, the bill was designed to respond to the Department of Labor & Industries’ disclosure that computer coding errors in their systems may have lead to larger refunds to Retro programs than should have been allowed. The bill, however, was much different. SB 6035 was clearly targeted at (1) controlling how Retro programs can use their refunds and (2) adding additional administrative and reporting burdens on Retro programs. Indeed, nothing in the bill would have addressed the coding errors identified by the Department. As drafted, SB 6035 would have siphoned resources away from refunds to members and worker safety programs because of the added administrative and reporting costs imposed by the bill. 2010 Election Guide | 7


Nightclub licenses SB 5367 creates a new and separate spirits, beer and wine license for nightclubs. “Nightclub” means an establishment that provides entertainment and has as its primary source of revenue from (a) the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises, (b) cover charges, or (c) both, and has an occupancy load of 100 or more. The new license puts nightclubs into a separate category from spirits, beer and wine licensees, and does not contain as many restrictions as the current spirits, beer and wine licenses. Local governments are allowed to petition the Liquor Control Board for additional restrictions only in the interest of public safety. Finally, the current cap on spirits, beer and wine licenses is raised to one per 1,200 citizens as the state-wide limit for all spirits, beer and wine restaurant licenses—a three- to five-year capacity.

Beer/Wine taskforce HB 2040 was the result of lengthy study and stakeholder engagement by the Select Committee on Beer and Wine (The Beer and Wine Taskforce). The bill provides additional latitude for financial relationships between industry members and retailers. Additionally, the bill allows for industry members to provide specific types of branded promotional items of nominal value to retailers. The bill also eliminates “post and hold” requirements for beer and wine manufacturers and replaces it with a requirement

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to maintain a price list at their location. Finally, the bill removes the mandatory 10 percent markup, but maintains a requirement that no sales price may be below acquisition cost.

Alcohol omnibus bill SB 5834 was sought by the hospitality industry, and the process to develop the bill was lead by the WRA. The bill makes a substantial number of changes regarding retail license powers and prohibitions. A number of the changes within the bill are targeted toward producers of alcohol, but the bill also expands license holders’ rights: •• Holders of a spirits, beer and wine private club license may now sell any bottled wine on their wine list for off-site consumption. •• Up to 20 cases of wine may be transferred annually from one licensed location to another, as long as both locations are under common ownership. •• Electronic funds transfers can be used as cash payments for the purchase of beer and wine from distributors. •• Adds special occasion licensees and spirits, beer and wine private club licensees to the list of retail licensees allowed to receive personal services from a domestic winery or certificate of approval holder. •• Allows beer/wine specialty shops to sell malt liquor in kegs capable of holding four or more gallons of liquid. •• Allows a domestic distillery to furnish spirits without charge to a 501(c)(3) or a 501(c) (6) nonprofit charitable organization or association.


2009-2011 operating budget In the final budget, the Legislature transferred $80 million from the Liquor Revolving Account, and directed the Liquor Control Board to replenish the account by raising the price of spirits sold by the state. The WRA succeeded in clarifying, through a colloquy on the floor of the House, that the increase in price was on retail sales and not on sales to liquor licensees. Unfortunately, the Liquor Control Board adopted an “across the board” increase in price to abide by the Legislature’s direction.

Consumer Protection Act SSB 5531 amends the Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits unfair or deceptive practices in trade or commerce by increasing the potential damages that a plaintiff can receive from $10,000 to $25,000. Additionally, the bill eases the standard for determining when an action injures the public interest, placing businesses at risk for undue penalties. The WRA joined with the business community in opposing SSB 5531. Despite our efforts, the bill passed.

Bringing Washington’s UI taxes into conformity with federal law SB 5963 was developed within the business community after a long and arduous process to develop a revised system of UI taxes to bring Washington’s system into conformance with federal law. The federal government had communicated to Washington state that its UI tax system was likely out of conformity with federal law because it taxed employers on a different standard than benefits were calculated on. If left out of conformance, Washington employers risked losing federal tax credits, and the state risked losing additional federal unemployment funds. SB 5963 was the vehicle to achieve this. Although individual employers’ UI taxes will vary to reflect their history of layoffs, this bill will result in about a $377 million reduction in UI taxes to businesses.

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State legislative races District 1

State Representative Pos. 1 Derek Stanford

Prefers Democratic Party

Dennis Richter Prefers Republican Party

State Representative Pos. 2 Heidi Munson

Prefers Republican Party

Luis Moscoso

Prefers Democratic Party

District 2 State Representative Pos. 1

State Representative Pos. 2

Jim McCune

J.T. Wilcox

Prefers Republican Party

Marilyn Rasmussen Prefers Democratic Party

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Prefers Republican Party

Tom Campbell

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 67% with us Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.


District 3

State Representative Pos. 1 Andy Billig

Prefers Democratic Party

Dave White Prefers GOP Party

District 4

State Representative Pos. 2 Timm Ormsby

Prefers Democratic Party

Morgan Oyler Prefers GOP Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

State Representative Pos. 1

State Representative Pos. 2

Larry Crouse

Matt Shea

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.

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District 5

State Representative Pos. 1 Jay Rodne

Prefers Republican Party

Gregory Hoover Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

State Representative Pos. 2 Glenn Anderson

Prefers Republican Party

David Spring

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

District 6 State Senator Michael Baumgartner Prefers Republican Party

Chris Marr

Prefers Democratic Party

Vote Yes on I-1053 Require legislators to balance the budget without new taxes on businesses

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Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.


District 6 cont. State Representative Pos. 1

State Representative Pos. 2

Kevin Parker, WRA member

John E. Ahern

Prefers Republican Party

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

John F. Driscoll

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 83% with us

District 7 State Senator Bob Morton

Prefers Republican Party

Barbara Mowrey

Prefers Democratic Party

Vote Yes on I-1100 End Washington’s liquor monopoly

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.

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District 7

State Representative Pos. 1

State Representative Pos. 2

Shelly Short

Joel Kretz

Prefers Republican Party

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

District 8 State Senator Jerome Delvin

Prefers Republican Party

Brad Anderson

Prefers Republican Party

Vote Yes on I-1082

Make private workers’ comp insurance an option

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Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.


District 8 cont.

State Representative Pos. 1 Brad Klippert

Prefers Republican Party

Carol L. Moser

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

District 9

State Representative Pos. 2 Larry Haler

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

State Representative Pos. 1

State Representative Pos. 2

Susan Fagan

Joe Schmick

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record n/a

Prefers Republican Party

Glen R. Stockwell

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.

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District 10 State Representative Pos. 1

State Representative Pos. 2

Norma Smith

Tom Riggs

Prefers Republican Party

Laura Lewis

Prefers Democratic Party

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

State Representative Pos. 1 States no party preference

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

District 11 Sarah Sanoy-Wright

Barbara Bailey

State Representative Pos. 2

Zack Hudgins

Bob Hasegawa

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

Prefers Democratic Party

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Prefers Democratic Party

John Potter

Prefers Republican Party

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.


District 12 State Representative Pos. 1

State Representative Pos. 2

Cary Condotta

Mike Armstrong

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

District 13

Prefers Republican Party

Cliff Courtney

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

State Senator

State Representative Pos. 1

JanĂŠa Holmquist

Judith (Judy) Warnick Prefers Republican Party

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.

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District 13 cont.

State Representative Pos. 2 Bill Hinkle

Prefers Republican Party

Anthony (El Tigrero) Novack Prefers Bull Moose Party

Vote No on I-1098

Reject a state income tax 2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

District 14

State Representative Pos. 1 Michele Strobel

Prefers Republican Party

Norm Johnson

Prefers Republican Party

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State Representative Pos. 2 Charles Ross

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.


District 15 State Senator

State Representative Pos. 1

Jim Honeyford

Bruce Chandler

Prefers Republican Party

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

Paul Spencer

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

State Representative Pos. 2 David Taylor

Prefers Republican Party

Thomas (Tom) T. Silva Prefers Democratic Party

Vote No on I-1105 It doesn’t create an open market

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.

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District 16

State Representative Pos. 1 Maureen Walsh

Prefers Republican Party

Brenda High

Prefers Constitution Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

State Representative Pos. 1 Prefers Democratic Party

Terry R. Nealy

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record n/a

District 17 Tim Probst

State Representative Pos. 2

Brian Peck

Prefers Republican Party

State Representative Pos. 2 Paul Harris

Prefers Republican Party

Monica Stonier

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 67% with us

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Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.


District 18 State Representative Pos. 1 Dennis Kampe

Prefers Democratic Party

Ann Rivers

Prefers Republican Party

State Representative Pos. 2 Ed Orcutt

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

District 19

State Representative Pos. 1 Kurt Swanson

Prefers Republican Party

Dean Takko

Prefers Democratic Party

State Representative Pos. 2 Tim Sutinen

Prefers Lower Taxes Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.

Brian E. Blake

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

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District 20

State Representative Pos. 1 Corinne Tobeck

Prefers Democratic Party

Richard DeBolt

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

District 21 State Senator David Preston

Prefers Republican Party

State Representative Pos. 2 Gary Alexander

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

State Representative Pos. 1 Paull Shin

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

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Ed Borey

Prefers Republican Party

Mary Helen Roberts

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.


District 21 cont. State Representative Pos. 2 Marko Liias

Prefers Democratic Party

Elizabeth Scott

Prefers Republican Party

Vote Yes on I-1107

End temporary excise tax on carbonated beverages 2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

District 22

State Representative Pos. 1 Jason Hearn

Prefers GOP Party

Chris Reykdal

Prefers Democratic Party

State Representative Pos. 2 Chris Ward

States no party preference

Sam Hunt

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.

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District 23

State Representative Pos. 1 Pete DeBoer

Prefers Republican Party

Sherry V. Appleton

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

District 24

State Representative Pos. 1 Dan Gase

Prefers Republican Party

Kevin Van De Wege Prefers Democratic Party

State Representative Pos. 2 Christine Rolfes

Prefers Democratic Party

James M. Olsen

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

State Representative Pos. 2 Steve Tharinger

Prefers Democratic Party

Jim McEntire

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

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Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.


District 25

State Representative Pos. 1 John Thompson

Prefers Democratic Party

Bruce Dammeier

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

State Representative Pos. 2 Dawn Morrell

Prefers Democratic Party

Hans Zeiger

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 17% with us

District 26 State Senator Marty McClendon

Prefers Republican Party

Derek Kilmer

Prefers Democratic Party

Vote Yes on I-1053

Require legislators to balance the budget without new taxes on businesses

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 67% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.

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District 26

State Representative Pos. 1 Sumner Schoenike

Prefers Democratic Party

Jan Angel

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

District 27

State Representative Pos. 1 Laurie Jinkins

Prefers Democratic Party

Jake Fey

Prefers Democratic Party

State Representative Pos. 2 Larry Seaquist

Prefers Democratic Party

Doug Richards

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

State Representative Pos. 2 John M. Higley

Prefers Republican Party

Jeannie Darneille

Prefers Democratic Party

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2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.


District 28

State Representative Pos. 1 Steve O’Ban

Prefers Republican Party

Troy Kelley

Prefers Democratic Party

State Representative Pos. 2 Paul Wagemann

Prefers Republican Party

Tami Green

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 67% with us

District 29 State Senator Terry Harder

Prefers Republican Party

Steve Conway

Prefers Democratic Party

Vote Yes on I-1100 End Washington’s liquor monopoly

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.

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District 29

State Representative Pos. 1 Connie Ladenburg

Prefers Democratic Party

Steven T. Cook

Prefers Republican Party

State Representative Pos. 2 Jesse Miller

Prefers Republican Party

Steve Kirby

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

District 30 State Senator Tracey Eide

Prefers Democratic Party

Tony Moore

Prefers Republican Party

Vote Yes on I-1082

Make private workers’ comp. insurance an option

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

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Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.


District 30

State Representative Pos. 1 Mark Miloscia

Prefers Democratic Party

Shawn Sullivan

Prefers Republican Party

State Representative Pos. 2 Carol Gregory

Prefers Democratic Party

Katrina Asay

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

District 31 State Senator Matt Richardson

Prefers Republican Party

Pam Roach

Prefers Republican Party

Vote No on I-1098

Reject a state income tax 2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 83% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.

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District 31

State Representative Pos. 1 Cathy Dahlquist

Prefers Republican Party

Shawn Bunney

Prefers Republican Party

State Representative Pos. 2 Patrick Reed

Prefers Republican Party

Christopher Hurst

Prefers Independent Dem. Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

District 32 State Senator Maralyn Chase

Prefers Democratic Party

David Baker

Prefers Republican Party

Vote No on I-1105

It doesn’t allow volume discount purchasing 2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

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Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.


District 32 cont.

State Representative Pos. 1 Art Coday

Prefers Republican Party

Cindy Ryu

Prefers Democratic Party

State Representative Pos. 2 Gary (G) Gagliardi

Prefers Republican Party

Ruth Kagi

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

District 33 State Senator Jack Michalek

Prefers Republican Party

Karen Keiser

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

State Representative Pos. 1 Tina Orwall

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.

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District 33 cont.

District 34

State Representative Pos. 2

State Senator

Dave Upthegrove

Sharon K. Nelson

Prefers Democratic Party

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

District 34 State Representative Pos. 1 Eileen L. Cody

Prefers Democratic Party

Ray Carter

Prefers Reluctantly R. Party

State Representative Pos. 2 Joe Fitzgibbon

Prefers Democratic Party

Mike Heavey

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

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Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.


District 35 State Senator Nancy (Grandma) Williams Prefers Republican Party

Tim Sheldon

Prefers Democratic Party

Vote Yes on I-1107

End temporary excise tax on carbonated beverages

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

State Representative Pos. 1 Daniel (Dan) Griffey Prefers Republican Party

Kathy Haigh

Prefers Democratic Party

State Representative Pos. 2 Linda Simpson

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 67% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.

Fred Finn

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 50% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

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District 36 State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles Leslie Klein Prefers (R) Problemfixer Party Prefers Democratic Party

Vote Yes on I-1053

Require legislators to balance the budget without new taxes on businesses

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

State Representative Pos. 1

State Representative Pos. 2

Reuven Carlyle

Jill England

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

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Prefers Republican Party

Mary Lou Dickerson Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.


District 37 State Senator Adam Kline

Prefers Democratic Party

Tamra Smilanich States no party preference

Vote Yes on I-1100 End Washington’s liquor monopoly 2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 20% with us

State Representative Pos. 1

State Representative Pos. 2

Sharon Tomiko Santos

Eric Pettigrew

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

Prefers Democratic Party

John Stafford

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.

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District 38 State Senator Nick Harper

Prefers Democratic Party

Rod Rieger

Prefers Conservative Party

Vote Yes on I-1082

Make private workers’ comp. insurance an option

State Representative Pos. 1 Hugh Fleet

Prefers Republican Party

John McCoy

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

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State Representative Pos. 2 Iris Lilly

Prefers Republican Party

Mike Sells

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.


District 39 State Representative Pos. 1 Eleanor Walters

Prefers Democratic Party

Dan Kristiansen

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

District 40

State Representative Pos. 1 Mike Newman

Prefers Republican Party

Kristine Lytton

Prefers Democratic Party

State Representative Pos. 2 Kirk Pearson

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

State Representative Pos. 2 Jeff Morris

Prefers Democratic Party

John Swapp

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 67% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.

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District 41 State Senator Steve Litzow

Prefers Republican Party

Randy Gordon

Prefers Democratic Party

Vote No on I-1098

Reject a state income tax 2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record N/A

State Representative Pos. 1 Marcie Maxwell

Prefers Democratic Party

Peter Dunbar

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

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State Representative Pos. 2 Stephen Strader

Prefers Republican Party

Judy Clibborn

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 67% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.


District 42 State Senator Pat Jerns

Prefers Democratic Party

Doug Ericksen

Prefers Republican Party

Vote No on I-1105

It doesn’t allow volume discount purchasing

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

State Representative Pos. 1 Jason Overstreet

Prefers Republican Party

Al Jensen

Prefers Democratic Party

State Representative Pos. 2 Vincent Buys

Prefers Republican Party

Kelli Linville

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record .0% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.

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District 43 State Senator Ed Murray

Prefers Democratic Party

Vote Yes on I-1107

End temporary excise tax on carbonated beverages

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

State Representative Pos. 1

State Representative Pos. 2

Jamie Pedersen

Frank Chopp

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

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Prefers Democratic Party

Kim Verde

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.


District 44 State Senator Steve Hobbs

Prefers Democratic Party

Dave Schmidt

Prefers Republican Party

Vote Yes on I-1053

Require legislators to balance the budget without new taxes on businesses

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

State Representative Pos. 1 Bob McCaughan

Prefers Republican Party

Hans Dunshee

Prefers Democrat Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

State Representative Pos. 2 Mike Hope

Prefers Republican Party

John Boerger

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 100% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.

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District 45 State Senator Eric Oemig

Prefers Democratic Party

Andy Hill

Prefers Republican Party

Vote Yes on I-1100 End Washington’s liquor monopoly 2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

State Representative Pos. 1 Roger Goodman

Prefers Democratic Party

Kevin Haistings

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

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State Representative Pos. 2 Larry Springer

Prefers Democratic Party

Mark Isaacs

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 67% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.


District 46 State Senator Scott White

Prefers Democratic Party

Vote Yes on I-1082

Make private workers’ comp. insurance an option

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

State Representative Pos. 1

State Representative Pos. 2

David Frockt

Beau Gunderson

Prefers Democratic Party

States no party preference

Phyllis G. Kenney

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.

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District 47 State Senator Joe Fain

Prefers Republican Party

Claudia Kauffman

Prefers Democratic Party

Vote No on I-1098

Reject a state income tax 2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

State Representative Pos. 1 Geoff Simpson

Prefers Democratic Party

Mark Hargrove

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

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State Representative Pos. 2 Pat Sullivan

Prefers Democratic Party

Rodrigo M. Yanez

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 67% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.


District 48 State Senator Rodney Tom

Prefers Democratic Party

Gregg Bennett

Prefers Republican Party

Vote No on I-1105 It doesn’t create an open market 2010 Voting Record 50% with us 2009 Voting Record 40% with us

State Representative Pos. 1 Diane Tebelius

Prefers Republican Party

Ross Hunter

Prefers Democratic Party

State Representative Pos. 2 Phillip L. Wilson

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 67% with us

Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.

Deb Eddy

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 100% with us 2009 Voting Record 50% with us

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District 49 State Representative Pos. 1 Jim Jacks

Prefers Democratic Party

Bill Cismar

Prefers Republican Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

State Representative Pos. 2 Craig Riley

Prefers Republican Party

Jim Moeller

Prefers Democratic Party

2010 Voting Record 0% with us 2009 Voting Record 33% with us

Vote Yes on I-1107

End temporary excise tax on carbonated beverages

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Voting records were compiled using the issues outlined on pages 6-9. New legislative candidates do not have voting records to display.


State websites

Campaign and election websites

Washington State Government Info. Services: http://access.wa.gov

Washington House Democratic Campaign Committee: www.hdcc.org

Washington State Dept. of Health: www.doh.wa.gov

Washington House Republican Campaign Committee: www.hrocmajority.org

Washington State Dept. of L&I: www.lni.wa.gov

Washington Senate Democratic Campaign Committee: www.sdcc.us

Washington State Legislature: www1.leg.wa.gov/legislature

Washington Senate Republican Campaign Committee: www.srcc.org

Washington State House of Representatives: www1.leg.wa.gov/house

WRA contact information

Washington State Dept. of Revenue: www.dor.wa.gov Washington State Senate: www1.leg.wa.gov/senate Washington State Courts: www.courts.wa.gov

Political websites Washington State Democrats: www.wa-democrats.org Washington Green Party: www.wagreens.us/home

Washington Restaurant Association 510 Plum Street S.E., Ste. 200 Olympia, WA 98501-1587 800.225.7166 www.WRAhome.com Bruce Beckett Director of Government Affairs bruce.beckett@WRAhome.com Josh McDonald State and Local Government Affairs Manager josh@WRAhome.com Julia Clark Government Affairs Coordinator julia@WRAhome.com

Washington Libertarian Party: www.lpws.org Washington State Republicans: www.wsrp.org

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