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Check How Your Legislators Voted

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- If you've ever wanted to know how your state senator or representative has voted on issues that matter to you, there's a website where you can check.

On the site, WashingtonVotes.org you can not only see what bills your legislator voted for and against, but whether they voted at all. In the last session, the site says Senator Jerome Delvin missed 15 votes but in the previous session he missed 91. 

Delvin says in that session he had a family emergency and was on a gambling commission that met during three of the heaviest voting days. He says politicians miss votes for a variety of reasons.

He says, "There's a myriad of reasons why people miss votes, you need to look at their overall record, ya know, from session to session to session and find out if they consistently missing votes, then there is a problem there."

WashingtonVotes.org says in the 2008 session there were 57 legislators who didn't miss any votes but seven who missed over a 100. 
    

Locally, representative Mary Skinner of Yakima missed 277 votes in the last session but her reps sent us an email saying that is because she was receiving chemotherapy treatments to keep her colon cancer in remission.

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