Washington Conservation Action’s Legislative Scorecard is a non-partisan tool that shows whether your state legislators voted for clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment for all. Since 1992, Washington Conservation Action has provided a biannual Legislative Scorecard, a trusted guide for voters of how state legislators acted on environmental and public health issues. We hope the Legislative Scorecard will help inform the public and legislative leadership as to the importance of these issues to the State of Washington. The Scorecard is a trusted resource for information on where legislators stood on important environmental priorities

Every state election year, Washington Conservation Action publishes a legislative scorecard that evaluates the performance of elected officials on the most pressing environmental issues. The 2023-24 scorecard marks the conclusion of the highly successful Evergreen Future campaign, which sets a new bar for progress for the environment and our shared future.

Consistent with the last few scorecards, the majority and minority parties in the legislature remain polarized on environmental issues. Scores are developed using recorded votes on a range of issues that impact people’s lives in many ways – climate and clean energy, toxic chemicals in products, election access, climate-smart land use, and orca recovery.

Although the scorecard is not a perfect tool for capturing a legislator’s performance, it is one tool to assess how your elected leaders are showing up and representing your interests in the legislature. If you are happy with your legislator’s performance, consider contacting them in appreciation of their work. If you are disappointed or have a question about the vote by a legislator, feel free to share your thoughts or questions with them. Democracy is strengthened when we are active participants in the process!

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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. Additionally, each current legislator has a Lifetime Score which accounts for their full time in office.

What can I do to show my legislators I’m proud or unhappy with their performance?

Next to your legislator’s name there is an email link 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.

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