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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Arizona National Federation of Independent Business

1997-1998 Positions

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

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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