Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2010 Total Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House-9 Kyrsten Sinema D 35%
AZ State House-1 Andy Tobin, Sr. R 54%
AZ State House-5 Doris Goodale R 54%
AZ State House-7 Albert Hale D 39%
AZ State House-8 Frank Pratt R 54%
AZ State House-13 Steve Montenegro R 67%
AZ State House-14 David Gowan, Sr. R 61%
AZ State House-14 David Stevens R 58%
AZ State House-20 Carl Seel R 71%
AZ State House-21 Debbie Lesko R 66%
AZ State House-23 John Kavanagh R 67%
AZ State House-24 Chad Campbell D 38%
AZ State House-28 Eric Meyer D 38%
AZ State House-30 Debbie McCune Davis D 36%
AZ State Senate-1 Steve Pierce R 68%
AZ State Senate-3 Olivia Cajero Bedford D 31%
AZ State Senate-4 Lynne Pancrazi D 39%
AZ State Senate-8 Barbara McGuire D 43%
AZ State Senate-9 Steve Farley D 32%
AZ State Senate-10 Dave Bradley D 34%
AZ State Senate-11 Al Melvin R 60%
AZ State Senate-12 Andy Biggs R 71%
AZ State Senate-15 Nancy Barto R 61%
AZ State Senate-17 Steven Yarbrough R 58%
AZ State Senate-18 John McComish R 56%
AZ State Senate-19 Anna Tovar D 33%
AZ State Senate-21 Rick Murphy R 65%
AZ State Senate-22 Judy Burges R 69%
AZ State Senate-23 Michele Reagan R 54%
AZ State Senate-26 Ed Ableser D 35%
AZ State Senate-27 Leah Landrum Taylor D 42%
AZ State Senate-28 Adam Driggs R 56%
AZ State Senate-30 Robert Meza D 38%
AZ Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns R 63%
AZ Mayor-Position 4 Jerry Weiers R 58%
AZ Mayor-At-Large Jay Tibshraeny R 56%
AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal R 64%
Paula Aboud 34%
Kirk Adams 58%
Amanda Aguirre 48%
Carolyn Allen 48%
Sylvia Allen 75%
Manny Alvarez 43%
Frank Antenori 60%
Cecil Ash 59%
Ray Barnes 55%
Tom Boone 54%
David Braswell 74%
Jack Brown 37%
Ed Bunch 59%
Meg Burton Cahill 34%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 36%
Tom Chabin 34%
Ken Cheuvront 42%
Steve Court 58%
Rich Crandall 56%
Chris Deschene 37%
Pat Fleming 33%
Jorge Garcia 43%
Martha Garcia 34%
Ron Gould 83%
Chuck Gray 71%
Linda Gray 60%
Jack Harper 78%
Matthew Heinz 42%
Laurin Hendrix 64%
Russ Jones 53%
Bill Konopnicki 54%
Barbara Leff 61%
Phil Lopes 34%
Linda Lopez 39%
David Lujan 34%
Lucy Mason 57%
Nancy McLain 55%
Ben Miranda 36%
John Nelson 56%
Warde Nichols 55%
Daniel Patterson 35%
Russell Pearce 79%
Doug Quelland 59%
Amanda Reeve 60%
Rebecca Rios 43%
David Schapira 34%
Thayer Verschoor 69%
Ted Vogt 68%
Rae Waters 37%
Jim Weiers 60%
Vic Williams 59%
Nancy Young Wright 37%

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