Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles named most progressive member of Washington State Senate

Our 36th District Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles has been named the most progressive member of the Washington State Senate by the Progressive Democrats of America. Her title is based on a combined score drawn from four legislative scorecards: results from the Washington Conservation Voters Legislative Scorecard 2011-2012, the Washington State Labor Council 2012 SENATE Voting Record, the Facing Race: 2012 Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity, and the 2012 Washington Conservative Union Ratings of the State Senate.

Kohl-Welles has been well known for her work on issues such as medical marijuana, gun violence, education reform and gender equality. For the title of most progressive senator, Kohl-Welles won with a score of 276 points. Each senator was awarded points for positive positions but also penalized for negative actions.

“This score confirms that I am accurately representing my constituents’ priorities, and I’m proud to be working on their behalf,” Kohl-Welles said in a release. “I consider it a privilege to represent our district and its progressive values to move our community and our state steadily forward.”

To read more about the scorecard, click here.  


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