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 2019-2020 scorecard highlights that while significant progress was made there is still no comprehensive plan to address climate change and meet the state’s emissions goals. Nonetheless, together with the Legislature we celebrated two monumental victories for the environment in 2019. We passed a first in the nation, 100% Clean Electricity law and the first significant change to the Model Toxics Control Act since it was passed by the voters in 1988, which increases revenue to clean-up toxic waste sites throughout the state.
You and I know that elections have real consequences. The Governor continues to lead on climate and the environment, in partnership with the House but the Senate has to make more meaningful progress. Democrat and Republican leadership must place elected officials who value our environment and believe in science in leadership positions.
What are legislators scored on?
We scored legislators on 11 votes in the Senate and 11 votes in the House. Major legislation included Clean Fuels Now, Reusable Bag Act, 100% Clean Electricity and Oil Transportation Safety.
Two bills we supported are listed on the scorecard but are not calculated in a legislators score since they failed to receive a floor vote in the opposite chamber. HB 1110 (Clean Fuels Now) was not voted on in the Senate in both 2019 and 2020. SB 5323 (Reusable Bags Act) was not voted on in the House in 2019, but the bill was passed by the House in 2020.
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 share 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.
Find Your Legislators
Enter your address to find your legislative district and the legislators that represent you.