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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2010 Education Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Ed Ableser 57%
Paula Aboud 50%
Kirk Adams 100%
Amanda Aguirre 71%
Carolyn Allen 71%
AZ State Senate 6 Sylvia Allen Republican 96%
Manny Alvarez 62%
Frank Antenori 96%
Cecil Ash 96%
Ray Barnes 94%
AZ State Senate 15 Nancy Barto Republican 93%
AZ State Senate 12 Andy Biggs Republican 78%
Tom Boone 81%
AZ State Senate 10 Dave Bradley Democratic 57%
David Braswell 96%
Jack Brown 59%
Ed Bunch 96%
AZ State Senate 22 Judy Burges Republican 81%
Robert Burns 92%
Meg Burton Cahill 46%
AZ State Senate 3 Olivia Cajero Bedford Democratic 48%
Chad Campbell 56%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 54%
Tom Chabin 43%
Ken Cheuvront 65%
Steve Court 96%
AZ Commissioner of Education Rich Crandall No Party Affiliation 93%
Chris Deschene 52%
AZ State Senate 28 Adam Driggs Republican 96%
AZ State Senate 9 Steve Farley Democratic 56%
Pat Fleming 56%
Jorge Garcia 58%
Martha Garcia 52%
Doris Goodale 93%
Ron Gould 100%
AZ State House 14 David Gowan, Sr. Republican 91%
Chuck Gray 92%
Linda Gray 96%
AZ State House 7 Albert Hale Democratic 50%
Jack Harper 96%
Matthew Heinz 63%
Laurin Hendrix 85%
John Huppenthal 94%
Russ Jones 91%
AZ State Senate 23 John Kavanagh Republican 96%
Bill Konopnicki 96%
Leah Landrum Taylor 65%
Barbara Leff 90%
AZ State Senate 21 Debbie Lesko Republican 100%
Phil Lopes 54%
Linda Lopez 52%
David Lujan 59%
Lucy Mason 83%
John McComish 96%
AZ State House 30 Debbie McCune Davis Democratic 48%
AZ State Senate 8 Barbara McGuire Democratic 67%
Nancy McLain 93%
Al Melvin 96%
AZ State House 28 Eric Meyer Democratic 65%
AZ State Senate 30 Robert Meza Democratic 61%
Ben Miranda 57%
AZ State House 13 Steve Montenegro Republican 85%
Rick Murphy 83%
John Nelson 92%
Warde Nichols 94%
AZ State Senate 4 Lynne Pancrazi Democratic 52%
Daniel Patterson 52%
Russell Pearce 100%
AZ State Senate 1 Steve Pierce Republican 96%
AZ State House 8 Frank Pratt Republican 93%
Doug Quelland 87%
AZ Secretary of State Michele Reagan Republican 93%
Amanda Reeve 100%
AZ State House 27 Rebecca Rios Democratic 60%
David Schapira 63%
Carl Seel 85%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 54%
AZ State House 14 David Stevens Republican 94%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jay Tibshraeny No Party Affiliation 90%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 96%
Anna Tovar 59%
Thayer Verschoor 100%
Ted Vogt 96%
Rae Waters 65%
Jim Weiers 89%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jerry Weiers Republican 85%
Vic Williams 91%
AZ State Senate 17 Steven Yarbrough Republican 96%
Nancy Young Wright 57%

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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