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Explanation of Ratings
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Candidate
FR E R G H A
ENDORSEMENT
SEAMEC endorsements (marked in
STONEWALL CITY COUNCIL
BOLD CAPITAL letters and by a )
are granted by a 2/3 majority of the
Position 7
SEAMEC Steering Committee, in
SYLVIA RIVERA
5 A BAA B
recognition of a clear choice of
Jimmy Baldwin, i 
4 BABC B
importance to the LGBT
William Tipton
4 U
community, or in recognition of a
Alexander T. Great
3 A AAA A
distinguished history of activism on
A. Bryant
0 FDFD F
behalf of the LGBT community. For
endorsements marked with a ,
Ratings are listed in order from
highest to lowest; identical ratings
see our marriage equality note on
are listed in order of interview
page 3.
FAIRNESS RATING SCALE
The numerical SEAMEC Fairness
Rating uses the following scale:
5 - DEMONSTRATES LEADERSHIP
4 - EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS
3 - MEETS EXPECTATIONS
2 - NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
1 - RESISTANT
0 - HOSTILE
Ratings are derived from all
information available to the
SEAMEC Steering Committee,
including but not limited to:
 Information from the in-person
interview
 Interview panelists’
recommendations
 The candidate’s voting and
sponsorship record
 The candidate’s written
questionnaire (addresses his/her
history of activism)
 Media clippings
 Other organizations’ ratings
 Information gathered from “political
insiders”
grades (if no interview, “U” beats
“di”); further ties are listed
alphabetically by candidate’s last
Two other ratings are possible:
? UNKNOWN: SEAMEC has
insufficient information to
determine a rating.
X NO RATING GIVEN: This means
that SEAMEC has considered
but has declined to rate the
candidate.
JUDICIAL RATING SCALE
Judicial candidates are restricted in
what they can discuss by “judicial
canons,” so SEAMEC administers a
different questionnaire to judicial
candidates in the in-person
interview. In addition, the subject
matter may differ slightly, but the
same categories (at right) are used
unless noted.
Furthermore, the scale used for the
numerical SEAMEC Candidate Rating
for judicial candidates is different:
5 - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
See our website for a more detailed 4 - RECOMMENDED
explanation of each rating.
3 - ADEQUATE
Please Note: The numerical
2 - INADEQUATE
SEAMEC Candidate Rating does
1 - RESISTANT
not necessarily correlate to the
0 - HOSTILE
interview (letter) grades, e.g. all A’s
do not necessarily yield a SEAMEC INTERVIEW GRADES
Candidate Rating of 5.
To the right of the SEAMEC
Candidate Rating are the interview
letter grades, which are the median
grades given by the in-person
interview panelists. (Panels typically
consist of 3-8 volunteers, the total
number of which varies from
interview to interview.) The scale
used by the interview panelists is as
follows:
A
B
C
D
F
Excellent Good Fair Poor Failed
CANDIDATE INDICATORS
After the candidate’s name there
may be one or two symbols.
i INCUMBENT CANDIDATE. The
candidate currently holds the
position and is running for
re-election.
 OPENLY LGBT CANDIDATE.
In 2006, at the request of
SEAMEC members, we added
this symbol to indicate openly
LGBT candidates.
2014 INTERVIEW CATEGORIES
The questions are asked in five
categories. The categories and the
question topics are:
 Equality (E)
 Relationships (R)
 Age and Gender (G)
 Health and Safety (H)
 Awareness (A)
OTHER INTERVIEW INDICATORS
If a candidate did not complete an
in-person interview with SEAMEC,
the following indicators are used:
U UNABLE TO SCHEDULE interview.
di DECLINED INTERVIEW. Either
declined to be interviewed
outright or did not respond to
written and verbal invitations.
DR DECLINED RUDELY.
NS NO SHOW. Failed to appear for a
scheduled interview.
INCUMBENTS PASSING ON THE INTERVIEW PROCESS (*)
This year SEAMEC again decided to offer long-term incumbents with well-documented records on LGBT
issues an opportunity to pass on interviewing with us. Some chose to interview anyway, others did not. In
these cases, SEAMEC based our Fairness Rating only on their documented records on LGBT issues. No
negative implications should be drawn from their decision not to interview with us.
CANDIDATE
RATINGS
2014 GENERAL ELECTION
Candidate Ratings and Endorsements
BALLOTS DUE TUESDAY,
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
Feel free to copy and distribute these ratings!
Additional information, detailed explanations for most candidates,
written questionnaires, and member feedback available on our website at
http://www.voteseamec.org.
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SEAMEC Candidate Ratings
Candidate
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FR E R G H A Candidate
2014 General Election
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FR E R G H A Candidate
U.S. CONGRESS
State Representative, Position 2
Roger Freeman (D), i 3 di
First Congressional District
? di
SUZAN DELBENE (D) ,i 4 A A A A A Jack Dovey (R)
Legislative
District
31
Pedro Celis (R)
2 di
State Senator
Seventh Congressional District
JIM MCDERMOTT (D), i 5 
Cathy Dahlquist (R)
1 di
Craig Keller (R)
? di
Pam Roach (R) ,i
1 di
CR
FR E R G H A Candidate
Legislative District 36
State Senator
JEANNE KOHL-WELLES (D)i 5 
Sabrina Forbes (R)
? di
State Representative, Position 1
Reuven Carlyle (D), i
3 di
Leslie Klein (RS)
2 di
CR
FR E R G H A
State Representative, Position 1
3 B A B B B Eileen L. Cody (D), i
4
2 di
State Representative, Position 2
State Representative, Position 1
JOE FITZGIBBON (D), i
4 
Linda Kochmar (R), i 3 di
Brendan B. Kolding (D) ? di
Greg Baruso (D)
? di
PARTY PREFERENCES
CP Citizens’ Party
D
Democrat
I
Independent
ID
Independent Democrat
IR
Independent Republican
L
Libertarian
NP
NPa
NU
R
RS
SA
WW
No Preference
Non-Partisan Party
National Union
Republican
Republican Spirit
Socialist Alternate
Work & Wealth
JAMIE PEDERSEN (D)▼ 5 
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FR E R G H A Candidate
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FR E R G H A Candidate
Justice, Position 4
Charles W. Johnson
Marcus Naylor
State Representative, Position 2
Larry Springer (D), i
3 di
Brendan Woodward (R) ? di
Justice, Position 7
Judge, Position 4
Debra L. Stephens
4 A A A A A Peter L. Nault
? Di
John (Zamboni) Scannell 2 C D C C B Judge, Position 5
Court of Appeals, Div 1, Dist 1
David A. Steiner
? di
Judge, Position 1
2/Y Judge, Position 6
Michael J. Trickey
? di
Michael Finkle
? di
Judge, Position 5
Judge, Position 7
Linda Lau
? di
Donna Tucker
? di
Judge, Position 6
Shoreline Electoral District
Ann Schindler
? di
Judge, Position 1
State Representative, Position 1
Mike Sando (D)
? di
Drew Stokesbary (R) ? di
State Senator
SHARI SONG (D)
Mark Miloscia (R)
Candidate
State Representative, Position 1
Roger Goodman (D), i 3 A A A A A
Joel Hussey (R)
? di
Legislative District 46
State Representative, Position 2
State Senator
Gael Tarleton (D), i
4 A B B A A David Frockt (D), i
4 AAAB
Paul Addis (L)
2 C D C D C Van Sperry (R)
? di
Ninth Congressional District
Legislative District 37
State Representative, Position 2
State Representative, Position 1
ADAM SMITH (D), i
5 
Christopher Hurst (ID), i 2 di
Gerry Pollett (D), i
4
State Senator
Doug Basler (R)
? di
Phil Fortunato (IR)
1 di
PRAMILA JAYAPAL (D)
5 A A A A A State Representative, Position 2
Louis Watanabe (D)
4 A B A B A Jessyn Farrell (D), i
Legislative District 32
4 AAAA
WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATURE
Branden Curtis (R)
? di
State Representative, Position 1
State Senator
Legislative District 1
Sharon Tomiko Santos (D), i 4 
MARALYN CHASE (D) , i 4 
Legislative District 47
State Representative, Position 1
2 C D C D D State Senator
Chris Eggen (D)
3 B B B B A Daniel Bretzke (R)
DEREK STANFORD (D), i 5 
State Representative, Position 2
State Representative, Position 1
JOE FAIN (R), i
4 
State Representative, Position 2
Eric Pettigrew (D), i
4
Cindy Ryu (D), i
4 di
Carol Barber (D)
3 BABB
Tamra Smilanich (NPa) ? di
LUIS MOSCOSO (D), i
4
State Representative, Position 2
State Representative, Position 1
Edward J. Barton (R) 3 B A C A B
Legislative District 39
Ruth Kagi (D), i
4
CHRIS BARRINGER (D) 4 A B C A
Legislative District 5
Alvin A. Rutledge (R)
? di
Mark Hargrove (R), i
0 di
State Representative, Position 1
State Representative, Position 1
Dan Kristiansen (R), i 2 di
State Representative, Position 2
Legislative District 33
Essie Hicks (D)
3 A A A A A State Senator
PAT SULLIVAN (D), i
4 
State Representative, Position 2
Jay Rodne (R), i
2 di
Barry Knowles (R)
? di
Elizabeth Scott (R) ,i 1 di [**note]
KAREN KEISER (D) ,i
4 
State Representative, Position 2
Charles Jensen (D)
? di
Martin Metz (R)
? di
Legislative District 48
Chad Magendanz (R), i 4 A B C B B State Representative, Position 1
Legislative District 41
State Senator
David Spring (D)
X di
Tina Orwall (D), i
3 di
4 di
State Representative, Position 1 S/F CYRUS HABIB (D)
Legislative District 11
Michael J. Siefkes (R) ? di
? di
Tana Senn (D), i
4 B B B B A Michelle Darnell (R)
State Representative, Position 1
Bill Stinson (R)
3 B B C B D State Representative, Position 1
State Representative, Position 2 S/F
Zack Hudgins (D), i
4
Mia Su-Ling Gregerson (D), i 3 B B C B B State Representative, Position 2
Ross Hunter (D), i
4 AAAA
Jeanette Burrage (R) 1 D D D D D Judy Clibborn (D), i
? di
State Representative, Position 2
3 A B A A B Bill Hirt (R)
Alex O’Neil (NP)
? di
Steve Bergquist (D), i 3 B B B B B Legislative District 34
State Representative, Position 2
Sarah Sanoy-Wright (R) 1 di
JOAN MCBRIDE (D)▼
4 AABA
Legislative District 43
State Senator
Tim Turner (L)
2 DCDD
Legislative District 30
SHARON K. NELSON (D), i 4 
State Senator
S/F
Eighth Congressional District
Dave Reichert (R), i
2 di
Jason Ritchie (D)
? di
2014 General Election
A
A
A
Judge, Position 16
John H. Chun
Judge, Position 27
Tanya L. Thorp
Judge, Position 34
Chad Allred
B
A
F
Judge, Position 3
Rick Leo
Lisa O’Toole
Douglas J. Smith
? di
Judge, Position 47
Roger Rogoff
? di
? di
? di
Judge, Position 5
Anne C. Harper
? di
Judge, Position 2
David E. Meyer
2/Y
Judge, Position 3
Nathaniel B. Green, Jr. ? di
2/Y
Judge, Position 4
Corinna Harn
? di
? di
? di
Judge, Position 6
4 B A A A A Matt Williams
? di
? U
District Court SW Electoral District
Judge, Position 2
S/F
Judge, Position 1
Ketu Shah
3 A A A A A David M. Christie
? di
Sarah Hayne
? di
Judge, Position 2
NON-STANDARD TERMS:
Susan Mahoney
? di
S/F Short and Full Terms
2/Y Unexpired Two-Year Term
? di
? di
2/Y
Judge, Position 1
Janet Garrow ▼
Dawn M. Bettinger
District Court West Electoral District
Judge, Position 4
Eileen A. Kato
Judge, Position 1
Charles J. Delaurenti, II ? di
Judge, Position 5
Richard Bathum
Judge, Position 5
Elizabeth D. Stephenson ? di
Judge, Position 1
Johanna Bender

ENDORSEMENTS FOR
SUPPORTERS OF
MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Judge, Position 3
Art Chapman
2/Y
? di
? di
? di
District Court SE Electoral District
? di
? di
Judge, Position 4
D. Mark Eide
3 BBBC C
? di
2/Y
? di
Judge, Position 3
Vicki Seitz
Judge, Position 2
Mark C. Chow
Philip Tavel
Judge, Position 2
Marcine Anderson
? di
Judge, Position 39
Julia Garratt
? di
? Di
2/Y
District Court NE Electoral District
KING COUNTY
State Representative, Position 1 S/F Prosecuting Attorney
BRADY WALKINSHAW (D), i▼ 4 A A A A A Dan Satterberg (R)
Superior Court
Judge, Position 8
John R. Ruhl
A
2 AABA A
? U
SEAMEC Candidate Ratings
CR
FR E R G H A
Seattle Municipal Court
Judge, Position 1
Ed McKenna
? di
Judge, Position 2
C. Kimi Kondo
Jon M. Zimmerman
? di
? di
Judge, Position 3
Steve Rosen
? di
Judge, Position 4
Judith Montgomery Hightower ? di
Judge, Position 5
Willie Gregory
? di
Judge, Position 6
Karen Donohue
? di
Judge, Position 7
Damon Shadid
Fred Bonner
5 AAAA A
5 BBCB A
SEAMEC endorsements are
granted by a 2/3 majority of the
SEAMEC Steering Committee.
In 2012 SEAMEC took the
unprecedented step of
endorsing every legislative
candidate that voted for the
historic
Marriage Equality Act
(marked with ). This is the
first year since the legislative
vote on marriage equality that
State Senators taking that vote
have faced the ballot. As in
previous years, their numerical
SEAMEC Candidate Rating
reflects their record on all
issues of importance to the
LGBT community, and does not
necessarily correspond either to
their vote on marriage or to
their interview grades.
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1122 E. Pike St. #901
Seattle, WA 98122
4 di
State Representative, Position 2
JUDICIAL
FRANK CHOPP (D), i
5
State Supreme Court
Jessica Spear (SA)
4 AAAA A
Justice, Position 1
2/Y
Legislative District 45
MARY YU ▼
5 AAAA A
State Senator
Justice, Position 3
MATT ISENHOWER (D)
3 AABB A
MARY E. FAIRHURST
5 AAAA A
ANDY HILL (R), i
3 
** Score lowered due to vote in favor of gay conversion therapy in 2014.
SEAMEC would like to thank: Urban Press, Seattle Gay News, Equal Rights Washington, Greater Seattle Business
Association, Tom Crews, Charles Fay, Johnine Larsen, Jon Park, Rick Petersen, George Pieper, Matthew Philips,
Deborah Rustin, Jeffrey Stoltz & Timothy O'Connor, Scott Witet, Cathy Allen, George Bakan, Herb Krohn, J. Wong,
Anita Legsdin, Jim Irish, Ed Jackson, Lori Jackson, Michael Andrew, Abe Gaston, Doug Hamilton, Jeff Koertzen,
Patty Carlisle, Louise Chernin, Derek Stanford, Rita Smith, Dave Haining, Bill Dubay, Richard Isaac, Ben
Shepperd, Janice Raymond, Mark Levy, Jess Maynard, Kathryn Chambers, Andrew Tucker, David Booth, Antony
Xczar and all the candidates who have participated in the SEAMEC rating process.
THANK YOU!
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