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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2009 Regulation Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ State Senate 26 Ed Ableser Democratic 39%
Paula Aboud 31%
Kirk Adams 50%
Amanda Aguirre 39%
Carolyn Allen 47%
Sylvia Allen 61%
Manny Alvarez 33%
Frank Antenori 52%
Cecil Ash 52%
Ray Barnes 56%
AZ State Senate 15 Nancy Barto Republican 50%
AZ State Senate 12 Andy Biggs Republican 75%
Tom Boone 55%
AZ State Senate 10 Dave Bradley Democratic 36%
Jack Brown 39%
AZ State Senate 22 Judy Burges Republican 67%
AZ Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns Republican 50%
Meg Burton Cahill 29%
AZ State Senate 3 Olivia Cajero Bedford Democratic 39%
AZ State House 24 Chad Campbell Democratic 33%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 44%
Tom Chabin 33%
Ken Cheuvront 46%
Steve Court 55%
Rich Crandall 55%
Sam Crump 50%
Chris Deschene 35%
AZ State Senate 28 Adam Driggs Republican 54%
AZ State Senate 9 Steve Farley Democratic 31%
Pat Fleming 29%
Maria Garcia 38%
Martha Garcia 38%
AZ State House 5 Doris Goodale Republican 50%
Pamela Gorman 64%
Ron Gould 83%
AZ State House 14 David Gowan, Sr. Republican 50%
Chuck Gray 64%
Linda Gray 51%
AZ State House 7 Albert Hale Democratic 39%
Jack Harper 69%
Matthew Heinz 35%
Laurin Hendrix 57%
AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal Republican 44%
Russ Jones 50%
AZ State House 23 John Kavanagh Republican 52%
Bill Konopnicki 46%
AZ State Senate 27 Leah Landrum Taylor Democratic 33%
Barbara Leff 42%
AZ State House 21 Debbie Lesko Republican 55%
Phil Lopes 35%
Linda Lopez 29%
David Lujan 32%
Lucy Mason 62%
AZ State Senate 18 John McComish Republican 50%
AZ State House 30 Debbie McCune Davis Democratic 40%
AZ State Senate 8 Barbara McGuire Democratic 43%
Nancy McLain 48%
AZ State Senate 11 Melvin Republican 42%
AZ State House 28 Eric Meyer Democratic 42%
AZ State Senate 30 Robert Meza Democratic 38%
AZ State House 27 Catherine Miranda Democratic 38%
AZ State House 13 Steve Montenegro Republican 57%
AZ State Senate 21 Rick Murphy Republican 62%
John Nelson 38%
Warde Nichols 54%
AZ State Senate 4 Lynne Pancrazi Democratic 39%
Jonathan Paton 46%
Daniel Patterson 37%
Russell Pearce 67%
AZ State Senate 1 Steve Pierce Republican 44%
AZ State House 8 Frank Pratt Republican 50%
Doug Quelland 51%
AZ State Senate 23 Michele Reagan Republican 52%
Rebecca Rios 39%
David Schapira 35%
AZ State House 20 Carl Seel Republican 60%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 43%
AZ State House 14 David Stevens Republican 52%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jay Tibshraeny Republican 47%
AZ State House 1 Andy Tobin, Sr. Republican 48%
AZ State Senate 19 Anna Tovar Democratic 33%
Thayer Verschoor 50%
AZ Vice Mayor 2 Jim Waring Republican 64%
Rae Waters 36%
Jim Weiers 55%
AZ Mayor Position 4 Jerry Weiers Republican 52%
Vic Williams 52%
AZ State Senate 17 Steven Yarbrough Republican 50%
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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