The Washington Conservation Voters’ Legislative Scorecard is your non-partisan tool that shines a light on whether your state legislators voted for clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment for all.
Since 1992, Washington Conservation Voters has provided a biannual Legislative Scorecard, a trusted guide that gives voters a snapshot of how state legislators performed on the leading environmental issues and public health issues of the day.
The 2017-2018 Scorecard captures the stark contrasts between different leadership teams in the Senate between the 2017 and 2018 legislative sessions. Although the oil industry and major state polluters still wield tremendous influence in Olympia, a majority of Washingtonians, regardless of political affiliation, support strong protections for the environment.
What are legislators scored on?
We scored legislators on 14 votes in the Senate and 12 votes in the House. Major legislation included the Oil Spill Prevention Act, Toxic Free Food Packaging, and support for energy efficient buildings. Despite the lobbying power and political influence from the oil industry, the Scorecard shows bipartisan support for top environmental community priorities like protecting and preparing for oil spills in Puget Sound and banning carcinogenic toxins from some processed food packaging.
How do I find my legislators and their scores?
- Navigate to the Senate and House Scores tabs at the top of this page.
- Search for your district or legislator’s name in the orange box at the top right.
- Search by your address in the blue box below.
How are legislators scored?
Each legislator receives a percentage based on a total of 100. On each bill, a legislator took either a pro-environment or an anti-environment vote. Each legislator receives one point for every pro-environment bill that they voted on, then that is divided by the total number of bills that were scored to get their percentage.
What can I do to show my legislators I’m proud or unhappy with their performance?
When you click on your legislator’s name, you can easily tweet, post on Facebook, or contact them directly to show how you feel about their votes. Additionally, this election year all House seats and half of the Senate seats are up for election. Washingtonians have an opportunity to expand environmental leadership in the legislature, which will help strengthen the recovery of Puget Sound, ensure healthy forests, and accelerate the transition to clean and affordable energy.
How can I see past scores?
To see our previous scorecards, scroll to the bottom of this page to explore legislators performance since 1991. Additionally, each current legislator has a Lifetime Score which accounts for their full time in office.