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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Arizona National Federation of Independent Business

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Linda Aguirre 30%
Donald Aldridge 78%
Carolyn Allen 80%
Mark Anderson 80%
David Armstead 10%
Gus Arzberger 29%
Keith Bee 63%
Rusty Bowers 100%
Debra Brimhall 60%
Jack Brown 44%
Scott Bundgaard 88%
Carmine Cardamone 20%
James Carruthers 80%
Ken Cheuvront 22%
Edward Cirillo 67%
Harry Clark 20%
Pat Conner 75%
Dean Cooley 100%
Chris Cummiskey 56%
George Cunningham 75%
Lori Daniels 100%
Ann Day 63%
David Eberhart 80%
Brian Fagin 50%
Franklin Flake 90%
Kathi Foster 10%
Tom Freestone 89%
Michael Gardner 100%
Susan Gerard 70%
Randall Gnant 67%
Sue Grace 63%
Linda Gray 80%
Jeff Groscost 70%
Art Hamilton 22%
Benjamin Hanley 14%
Mary Hartley 22%
James Henderson, Jr. 43%
Winifred Hershberger 70%
Herschella Horton 20%
Jack Jackson, Sr. 33%
Marilyn Jarrett 80%
Karen Johnson 80%
John Kaites 89%
Sandra Kennedy 13%
Laura Knaperek 90%
Richard Kyle 100%
Barbara Leff 100%
Joe Eddie Lopez 11%
John Loredo 20%
Sue Lynch 50%
Wesley Marsh 100%
W. A. McGibbon 100%
Jean McGrath 90%
Robert McLendon 50%
Paul Newman 10%
Andy Nichols 40%
Debora Norris 22%
Jerry Overton 78%
Thomas Patterson 100%
Marion Pickens 40%
Lou-Ann Preble 80%
Elaine Richardson 13%
Gary Richardson 89%
Rebecca Rios 30%
Dan Schottel 80%
Robin Shaw 100%
Tom Smith 90%
Ruth Solomon 67%
Victor Soltero 25%
Carol Springer 100%
Lela Steffey 100%
Ramon Valadez 10%
John Verkamp 50%
Roberta Voss 90%
Christine Weason 40%
Jim Weiers 78%
John Wettaw 33%
Barry Wong 100%
AZ State House 3 Sally Ann Gonzales Democratic 10%
AZ Supervisor 1 Peter Rios Democratic 22%
AZ Corporation Commissioner Brenda Burns Republican 89%
AZ Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns Republican 90%
AZ State Senate 14 Gail Griffin Republican 100%
AZ State Mine Inspector Joe Hart Republican 80%
AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal Republican 89%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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