Search Form
Now choose a category »

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2009 Education Score

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

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.

Skip to top
Back to top