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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Arizona National Federation of Independent Business

2005-2006 Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 0%
AZ State House 7 Albert Hale Democratic 25%
AZ State House 12 Eddie Farnsworth Republican 90%
AZ State House 15 John Allen Republican 77%
AZ State House 18 Bob Robson Republican 100%
AZ State House 27 Rebecca Rios Democratic 70%
AZ State House 30 Debbie McCune Davis Democratic 0%
AZ State Senate 3 Olivia Cajero Bedford Democratic 31%
AZ State Senate 10 Dave Bradley Democratic 31%
AZ State Senate 12 Andy Biggs Republican 77%
AZ State Senate 15 Nancy Barto Republican 100%
AZ State Senate 17 Steven Yarbrough Republican 85%
AZ State Senate 22 Judy Burges Republican 85%
AZ State Senate 30 Robert Meza Democratic 62%
AZ Secretary of State Michele Reagan Republican 100%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jay Tibshraeny No Party Affiliation 100%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jerry Weiers Republican 100%
AZ Supervisor 1 Peter Rios Democratic 23%
AZ Supervisor 2 Cheryl Chase 85%
AZ Council Member 2 Jim Waring 100%
Paula Aboud 60%
Amanda Aguirre 58%
Linda Aguirre 45%
Carolyn Allen 90%
Manny Alvarez 8%
Mark Anderson 100%
Marsha Arzberger 78%
Ray Barnes 100%
Timothy Bee 100%
Ken Bennett 100%
Robert Blendu 100%
Tom Boone 92%
William Brotherton 0%
Jack Brown 38%
Jennifer Burns 92%
Robert Burns 100%
Meg Burton Cahill 17%
Robert Cannell 67%
Ted Carpenter 92%
Ken Cheuvront 100%
Ted Downing 30%
Franklin Flake 100%
Steve Gallardo 0%
Jorge Garcia 0%
Martha Garcia 8%
Pamela Gorman 77%
Ron Gould 82%
Chuck Gray 100%
Linda Gray 100%
Trish Groe 100%
Jack Harper 90%
Toni Hellon 89%
Pete Hershberger 69%
Steve Huffman 91%
John Huppenthal 100%
Karen Johnson 70%
Russ Jones 92%
Laura Knaperek 100%
Bill Konopnicki 80%
Leah Landrum Taylor 25%
Barbara Leff 100%
Phil Lopes 0%
Linda Lopez 8%
David Lujan 8%
Dean Martin 100%
Lucy Mason 92%
Marian Ann McClure 91%
John McComish 100%
Nancy McLain 100%
Ben Miranda 0%
Rick Murphy 100%
John Nelson 100%
Warde Nichols 80%
Tom O'Halleran 92%
Jonathan Paton 85%
Russell Pearce 83%
Gary Pierce 100%
Thomas Prezelski, Jr. 0%
Doug Quelland 100%
Colette Rosati 100%
Victor Soltero 33%
Bob Stump 100%
Albert Tom 0%
Stephen Tully 85%
Thayer Verschoor 100%
Jim Weiers 100%

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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