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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2006 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 33%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 31%
AZ State House 7 Albert Hale Democratic 40%
AZ State House 12 Eddie Farnsworth Republican 72%
AZ State House 15 John Allen Republican 63%
AZ State House 18 Bob Robson Republican 53%
AZ State House 30 Debbie McCune-Davis Democratic 31%
AZ State Senate 3 Olivia Cajero Bedford Democratic 30%
AZ State Senate 10 Dave Bradley Democratic 30%
AZ State Senate 12 Andy Biggs Republican 70%
AZ State Senate 15 Nancy Barto Republican 67%
AZ State Senate 17 Steven Yarbrough Republican 59%
AZ State Senate 18 John McComish Republican 48%
AZ State Senate 21 Rick Murphy Republican 67%
AZ State Senate 22 Judy Burges Republican 71%
AZ State Senate 23 Michele Reagan Republican 46%
AZ State Senate 27 Leah Landrum Taylor Democratic 30%
AZ State Senate 29 Steve Gallardo Democratic 32%
AZ State Senate 30 Robert Meza Democratic 33%
AZ Secretary of State Ken Bennett Republican 53%
AZ Corporation Commission Chairman Bob Stump Republican 66%
AZ Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns Republican 57%
AZ Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce Republican 56%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jay Tibshraeny Republican 51%
AZ Mayor Jerry Weiers Republican 61%
AZ Supervisor 1 Peter Rios Democratic 33%
AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal Republican 58%
AZ Councilman 2 Jim Waring Republican 56%
Paula Aboud 36%
Amanda Aguirre 39%
Linda Aguirre 33%
Carolyn Allen 47%
Manny Alvarez 32%
Mark Anderson 54%
Marsha Arzberger 42%
Ray Barnes 59%
Timothy Bee 53%
Robert Blendu 55%
Tom Boone 58%
William Brotherton 33%
Jack Brown 29%
Jennifer Burns 42%
Meg Burton Cahill 30%
Robert Cannell 39%
Ted Carpenter 57%
Cheryl Chase 41%
Ken Cheuvront 50%
Ted Downing 36%
Franklin Flake 57%
Jorge Garcia 33%
Martha Garcia 32%
Pamela Gorman 69%
Ron Gould 77%
Linda Gray 57%
Trish Groe 66%
Jack Harper 74%
Toni Hellon 46%
Pete Hershberger 40%
Steve Huffman 50%
Karen Johnson 69%
Russ Jones 40%
Laura Knaperek 55%
Bill Konopnicki 46%
Barbara Leff 54%
Phil Lopes 29%
Linda Lopez 28%
David Lujan 33%
Dean Martin 62%
Lucy Mason 47%
Marian Ann McClure 41%
Nancy McLain 57%
Ben Miranda 35%
John Nelson 54%
Warde Nichols 62%
Tom O'Halleran 44%
Jonathan Paton 44%
Russell Pearce 70%
Thomas Prezelski, Jr. 30%
Doug Quelland 57%
Rebecca Rios 40%
Colette Rosati 72%
Victor Soltero 38%
Albert Tom 36%
Stephen Tully 58%
Thayer Verschoor 70%
Jim Weiers 59%

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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