Rating Group: Arizona National Federation of Independent Business

2005-2006 Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy

State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 10
AZ U.S. House-9 Kyrsten Sinema D 0
AZ State House-7 Albert Hale D 25
AZ State House-12 Eddie Farnsworth R 90
AZ State House-15 John Allen R 77
AZ State House-18 Bob Robson R 100
AZ State House-30 Debbie McCune Davis D 0
AZ State Senate-3 Olivia Cajero Bedford D 31
AZ State Senate-10 Dave Bradley D 31
AZ State Senate-12 Andy Biggs R 77
AZ State Senate-15 Nancy Barto R 100
AZ State Senate-17 Steven Yarbrough R 85
AZ State Senate-18 John McComish R 100
AZ State Senate-21 Rick Murphy R 100
AZ State Senate-22 Judy Burges R 85
AZ State Senate-23 Michele Reagan R 100
AZ State Senate-27 Leah Landrum Taylor D 25
AZ State Senate-29 Steve Gallardo D 0
AZ State Senate-30 Robert Meza D 62
AZ Secretary of State Ken Bennett R 100
AZ Corporation Commission Chairman Bob Stump R 100
AZ Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns R 100
AZ Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce R 100
AZ Mayor-Position 4 Jerry Weiers R 100
AZ Mayor-At-Large Jay Tibshraeny R 100
AZ Vice Mayor-2 Jim Waring R 100
AZ Supervisor-1 Peter Rios D 23
AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal R 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
Robert Blendu 100
Tom Boone 92
William Brotherton 0
Jack Brown 38
Jennifer Burns 92
Meg Burton Cahill 17
Robert Cannell 67
Ted Carpenter 92
Cheryl Chase 85
Ken Cheuvront 100
Ted Downing 30
Franklin Flake 100
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
Karen Johnson 70
Russ Jones 92
Laura Knaperek 100
Bill Konopnicki 80
Barbara Leff 100
Phil Lopes 0
Linda Lopez 8
David Lujan 8
Dean Martin 100
Lucy Mason 92
Marian Ann McClure 91
Nancy McLain 100
Ben Miranda 0
John Nelson 100
Warde Nichols 80
Tom O'Halleran 92
Jonathan Paton 85
Russell Pearce 83
Thomas Prezelski, Jr. 0
Doug Quelland 100
Rebecca Rios 70
Colette Rosati 100
Victor Soltero 33
Albert Tom 0
Stephen Tully 85
Thayer Verschoor 100
Jim Weiers 100

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