Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2003 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
AZ State House-12 Eddie Farnsworth R 71%
AZ State House-15 John Allen R 56%
AZ State House-18 Bob Robson R 50%
AZ State House-30 Debbie McCune Davis D 32%
AZ State Senate-3 Olivia Cajero Bedford D 32%
AZ State Senate-10 Dave Bradley D 27%
AZ State Senate-12 Andy Biggs R 66%
AZ State Senate-17 Steven Yarbrough R 52%
AZ State Senate-23 Michele Reagan R 52%
AZ State Senate-27 Leah Landrum Taylor D 32%
AZ State Senate-29 Steve Gallardo D 29%
AZ State Senate-30 Robert Meza D 29%
AZ Secretary of State Ken Bennett R 51%
AZ Corporation Commission Chairman Bob Stump R 58%
AZ Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns R 66%
AZ Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce R 58%
AZ Mayor-At-Large Jay Tibshraeny R 49%
AZ Vice Mayor-2 Jim Waring R 50%
AZ Supervisor-1 Peter Rios D 42%
AZ State Mine Inspector Joe Hart R 60%
AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal R 59%
Amanda Aguirre 34%
Linda Aguirre 42%
Carolyn Allen 47%
Manny Alvarez 30%
Mark Anderson 62%
William Arnold 46%
Marsha Arzberger 41%
Ray Barnes 61%
Timothy Bee 59%
Linda Binder 43%
Robert Blendu 55%
Tom Boone 61%
William Brotherton 38%
Jack Brown 41%
Jennifer Burns 48%
Meg Burton Cahill 28%
Ernest Bustamante 37%
Robert Cannell 41%
Ted Carpenter 59%
James Carruthers 38%
Cheryl Chase 36%
Ken Cheuvront 40%
Ken Clark 28%
Ted Downing 33%
Franklin Flake 53%
Jorge Garcia 39%
Gabrielle Giffords 34%
Randy Graf 66%
Chuck Gray 60%
Linda Gray 63%
Deb Gullett 43%
Phil Hanson 50%
Jack Harper 70%
Toni Hellon 38%
Pete Hershberger 33%
Carole Hubbs 47%
Steve Huffman 42%
Jack Jackson, Jr. 28%
Jack Jackson, Sr. 39%
Marilyn Jarrett 67%
Clancy Jayne 47%
Karen Johnson 67%
Bill Konopnicki 52%
Sylvia Laughter 55%
Barbara Leff 61%
Phil Lopes 27%
Linda Lopez 32%
John Loredo 28%
Dean Martin 69%
Lucy Mason 57%
Marian Ann McClure 50%
Slade Mead 40%
Ben Miranda 34%
Harry Mitchell 35%
John Nelson 49%
Warde Nichols 61%
Tom O'Halleran 41%
Russell Pearce 69%
Thomas Prezelski, Jr. 28%
Doug Quelland 57%
Colette Rosati 62%
Victor Soltero 39%
Wally Straughn 30%
Mark Thompson 46%
Stephen Tully 59%
Thayer Verschoor 78%
Frederick Wagner III 45%
Jim Weiers 64%

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