Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2009 Education Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House-9 Kyrsten Sinema D 64%
AZ State House-1 Andy Tobin, Sr. R 79%
AZ State House-5 Doris Goodale R 79%
AZ State House-7 Albert Hale D 50%
AZ State House-8 Frank Pratt R 79%
AZ State House-13 Steve Montenegro R 82%
AZ State House-14 David Gowan, Sr. R 79%
AZ State House-14 David Stevens R 79%
AZ State House-20 Carl Seel R 86%
AZ State House-21 Debbie Lesko R 79%
AZ State House-23 John Kavanagh R 79%
AZ State House-24 Chad Campbell D 43%
AZ State House-27 Catherine Miranda D 57%
AZ State House-28 Eric Meyer D 54%
AZ State House-30 Debbie McCune-Davis D 50%
AZ State Senate-1 Steve Pierce R 92%
AZ State Senate-3 Olivia Cajero Bedford D 50%
AZ State Senate-4 Lynne Pancrazi D 57%
AZ State Senate-8 Barbara McGuire D 50%
AZ State Senate-9 Steve Farley D 46%
AZ State Senate-10 Dave Bradley D 57%
AZ State Senate-11 Al Melvin R 92%
AZ State Senate-12 Andy Biggs R 86%
AZ State Senate-15 Nancy Barto R 75%
AZ State Senate-17 Steven Yarbrough R 86%
AZ State Senate-18 John McComish R 79%
AZ State Senate-19 Anna Tovar D 36%
AZ State Senate-21 Rick Murphy R 93%
AZ State Senate-22 Judy Burges R 79%
AZ State Senate-23 Michele Reagan R 75%
AZ State Senate-26 Ed Ableser D 46%
AZ State Senate-27 Leah Landrum Taylor D 67%
AZ State Senate-28 Adam Driggs R 75%
AZ State Senate-30 Robert Meza D 61%
AZ Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns R 92%
AZ Mayor-At-Large Jay Tibshraeny R 75%
AZ Mayor Jerry Weiers R 96%
AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal R 92%
AZ Councilman-2 Jim Waring R 92%
Paula Aboud 33%
Kirk Adams 79%
Amanda Aguirre 50%
Carolyn Allen 67%
Sylvia Allen 92%
Manny Alvarez 67%
Frank Antenori 79%
Cecil Ash 79%
Ray Barnes 71%
Tom Boone 79%
Jack Brown 54%
Meg Burton Cahill 46%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 50%
Tom Chabin 50%
Ken Cheuvront 54%
Steve Court 79%
Rich Crandall 57%
Sam Crump 79%
Chris Deschene 43%
Pat Fleming 43%
Maria Garcia 58%
Martha Garcia 46%
Pamela Gorman 92%
Ron Gould 83%
Chuck Gray 83%
Linda Gray 88%
Jack Harper 83%
Matthew Heinz 46%
Laurin Hendrix 86%
Russ Jones 68%
Bill Konopnicki 71%
Barbara Leff 83%
Phil Lopes 50%
Linda Lopez 54%
David Lujan 43%
Lucy Mason 61%
Nancy McLain 79%
John Nelson 92%
Warde Nichols 86%
Jonathan Paton 88%
Daniel Patterson 54%
Russell Pearce 83%
Doug Quelland 64%
Rebecca Rios 46%
David Schapira 57%
Thayer Verschoor 92%
Rae Waters 61%
Jim Weiers 79%
Vic Williams 79%
Nancy Young Wright 46%

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