Notes on how the scores were calculated
We evaluated candidates on a 15-point scale — 5 points for issues, 5 points for resume & experience, and 5 points for member ratings of candidate job applications.
Issues is a rating of candidates’ stance on key worker issues, and the extent to which they have prioritized these issues in their campaign. 1 is a negative position on core workers rights issues; 2 is a negative position on other key issues that affect workers; 3 is an ambiguous, conflicted, or unknown set of issue positions; 4 means support for workers rights issues, and other key issues that affect workers; and 5 means a commitment to play a leadership role on workers rights issues.
Resume & Experience is an assessment of the candidates’ experience before running for office, particularly with regard to support for workers fighting for their rights.
1 is a record of opposition to workers fighting for their rights on the job; 2 is a record of opposition on other key workers issues (like affordable housing, immigrant rights, etc); 3 is an ambiguous, conflicted, or unknown record; 4 is a record of support for workers rights issues, and leadership on other key issues that affect workers, and 5 is a strong record of not just showing up, but leading the way on workers’ rights.
Ratings is an average of Working Washington members’ assessments of a candidate’s job application on a scale of 1-5 stars.