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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2009 Total Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 40%
AZ State House 1 Andy Tobin, Sr. Republican 57%
AZ State House 5 Doris Goodale Republican 58%
AZ State House 7 Albert Hale Democratic 33%
AZ State House 8 Frank Pratt Republican 59%
AZ State House 13 Steve Montenegro Republican 68%
AZ State House 14 David Gowan, Sr. Republican 61%
AZ State House 14 David Stevens Republican 61%
AZ State House 20 Carl Seel Republican 70%
AZ State House 21 Debbie Lesko Republican 64%
AZ State House 23 John Kavanagh Republican 66%
AZ State House 24 Chad Campbell Democratic 32%
AZ State House 27 Catherine Miranda Democratic 38%
AZ State House 28 Eric Meyer Democratic 37%
AZ State House 30 Debbie McCune Davis Democratic 42%
AZ State Senate 1 Steve Pierce Republican 61%
AZ State Senate 3 Olivia Cajero Bedford Democratic 38%
AZ State Senate 4 Lynne Pancrazi Democratic 35%
AZ State Senate 8 Barbara McGuire Democratic 37%
AZ State Senate 9 Steve Farley Democratic 30%
AZ State Senate 10 Dave Bradley Democratic 35%
AZ State Senate 11 Al Melvin Republican 58%
AZ State Senate 12 Andy Biggs Republican 76%
AZ State Senate 15 Nancy Barto Republican 62%
AZ State Senate 17 Steven Yarbrough Republican 59%
AZ State Senate 18 John McComish Republican 58%
AZ State Senate 19 Anna Tovar Democratic 33%
AZ State Senate 21 Rick Murphy Republican 68%
AZ State Senate 22 Judy Burges Republican 73%
AZ State Senate 23 Michele Reagan Republican 58%
AZ State Senate 26 Ed Ableser Democratic 33%
AZ State Senate 27 Leah Landrum Taylor Democratic 33%
AZ State Senate 28 Adam Driggs Republican 61%
AZ State Senate 30 Robert Meza Democratic 38%
AZ Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns Republican 66%
AZ Mayor Position 4 Jerry Weiers Republican 64%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jay Tibshraeny Republican 55%
AZ Vice Mayor 2 Jim Waring Republican 70%
AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal Republican 62%
Paula Aboud 31%
Kirk Adams 61%
Amanda Aguirre 38%
Carolyn Allen 51%
Sylvia Allen 71%
Manny Alvarez 36%
Frank Antenori 60%
Cecil Ash 59%
Ray Barnes 59%
Tom Boone 61%
Jack Brown 39%
Meg Burton Cahill 30%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 40%
Tom Chabin 30%
Ken Cheuvront 43%
Steve Court 62%
Rich Crandall 55%
Sam Crump 64%
Chris Deschene 34%
Pat Fleming 29%
Maria Garcia 30%
Martha Garcia 36%
Pamela Gorman 75%
Ron Gould 80%
Chuck Gray 72%
Linda Gray 63%
Jack Harper 71%
Matthew Heinz 38%
Laurin Hendrix 65%
Russ Jones 52%
Bill Konopnicki 49%
Barbara Leff 59%
Phil Lopes 32%
Linda Lopez 30%
David Lujan 31%
Lucy Mason 58%
Nancy McLain 61%
John Nelson 59%
Warde Nichols 61%
Jonathan Paton 60%
Daniel Patterson 35%
Russell Pearce 76%
Doug Quelland 55%
Rebecca Rios 34%
David Schapira 32%
Thayer Verschoor 65%
Rae Waters 37%
Jim Weiers 63%
Vic Williams 56%
Nancy Young Wright 37%

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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