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Glance: How Wash. senators view gay marriage

In contacts with all 49 state senators over the past week, The Associated Press found that more lawmakers now publicly support gay marriage than oppose it, by a 22-18 margin. Nine uncommitted votes remain. A look at the senators and their positions:





Name
Party
Hometown
Supports gay marriage?
Explanation


Rosemary McAuliffe
D
Bothell
Uncommitted
She is leaning toward supporting it but is not ready to commit.


Brian Hatfield
D
Raymond
Uncommitted
He is grappling with the issue. "I'm still torn."


Jim Kastama
D
Puyallup
Uncommitted
He planned to discuss the issue with constituents. "I'm undecided."


Paull Shin
D
Edmonds
Uncommitted
He said he is considering it but didn't want to discuss his thinking.


Mary Margaret Haugen
D
Camano Island
Uncommitted
She would not support anything that didn't allow a vote of the people.


Andy Hill
R
Redmond
Uncommitted
He said he wants to discuss the issue with his constituents.


Joe Fain
R
Auburn
Uncommitted
He said he wants to discuss the issue with his constituents.


Linda Evans Parlette
R
Wenatchee
Uncommitted
She was noncommittal but said the people should vote if it passes.


Doug Ericksen
R
Ferndale
Uncommitted
He declined to discuss his vote. "I don't know. I have no opinion."


Lisa Brown
D
Spokane
Yes


Maralyn Chase
D
Shoreline
Yes


Steve Conway
D
Tacoma
Yes


Tracey Eide
D
Federal Way
Yes


Karen Fraser
D
Olympia
Yes


David Frockt
D
Seattle
Yes


Nick Harper
D
Everett
Yes


Steve Hobbs
D
Lake Stevens
Yes


Karen Keiser
D
Kent
Yes


Derek Kilmer
D
Gig Harbor
Yes


Adam Kline
D
Seattle
Yes


Jeanne Kohl-Welles
D
Seattle
Yes


Ed Murray
D
Seattle
Yes


Sharon Nelson
D
Seattle
Yes


Margarita Prentice
D
Renton
Yes


Craig Pridemore
D
Vancouver
Yes


Kevin Ranker
D
Orcas Island
Yes


Debbie Regala
D
Tacoma
Yes


Christine Rolfes
D
Bainbridge Island
Yes


Rodney Tom
D
Bellevue
Yes


Steve Litzow
R
Mercer Island
Yes


Cheryl Pflug
R
Maple Valley
Yes


James Hargrove
D
Hoquiam
No


Tim Sheldon
D
Potlatch
No


Michael Baumgartner
R
Spokane
No


Randi Becker
R
Eatonville
No


Don Benton
R
Vancouver
No


Mike Carrell
R
Lakewood
No


Jerome Delvin
R
Richland
No


Mike Hewitt
R
Walla Walla
No


Janea Holmquist Newbry
R
Moses Lake
No


Jim Honeyford
R
Sunnyside
No


Curtis King
R
Yakima
No


Bob Morton
R
Kettle Falls
No


Mike Padden
R
Spokane Valley
No


Pam Roach
R
Auburn
No


Mark Schoesler
R
Ritzville
No


Val Stevens
R
Arlington
No


Dan Swecker
R
Rochester
No


Joseph Zarelli
R
Ridgefield
No


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