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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2010 Education Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Kirk Adams 100%
Ron Gould 100%
AZ State House 21 Debbie Lesko Republican 100%
Russell Pearce 100%
Amanda Reeve 100%
Thayer Verschoor 100%
Sylvia Allen 96%
Frank Antenori 96%
Cecil Ash 96%
David Braswell 96%
Ed Bunch 96%
Steve Court 96%
AZ State Senate 28 Adam Driggs Republican 96%
Linda Gray 96%
Jack Harper 96%
AZ State House 23 John Kavanagh Republican 96%
Bill Konopnicki 96%
AZ State Senate 18 John McComish Republican 96%
AZ State Senate 11 Al Melvin Republican 96%
AZ State Senate 1 Steve Pierce Republican 96%
AZ State House 1 Andy Tobin, Sr. Republican 96%
Ted Vogt 96%
AZ State Senate 17 Steven Yarbrough Republican 96%
Ray Barnes 94%
AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal Republican 94%
Warde Nichols 94%
AZ State House 14 David Stevens Republican 94%
AZ State Senate 15 Nancy Barto Republican 93%
Rich Crandall 93%
AZ State House 5 Doris Goodale Republican 93%
Nancy McLain 93%
AZ State House 8 Frank Pratt Republican 93%
AZ State Senate 23 Michele Reagan Republican 93%
AZ Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns Republican 92%
Chuck Gray 92%
John Nelson 92%
AZ State House 14 David Gowan, Sr. Republican 91%
Russ Jones 91%
Vic Williams 91%
Barbara Leff 90%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jay Tibshraeny Republican 90%
Jim Weiers 89%
Doug Quelland 87%
Laurin Hendrix 85%
AZ State House 13 Steve Montenegro Republican 85%
AZ State House 20 Carl Seel Republican 85%
AZ Mayor Position 4 Jerry Weiers Republican 85%
Lucy Mason 83%
AZ State Senate 21 Rick Murphy Republican 83%
Tom Boone 81%
AZ State Senate 22 Judy Burges Republican 81%
AZ State Senate 12 Andy Biggs Republican 78%
Amanda Aguirre 71%
Carolyn Allen 71%
AZ State Senate 8 Barbara McGuire Democratic 67%
Ken Cheuvront 65%
AZ State Senate 27 Leah Landrum Taylor Democratic 65%
AZ State House 28 Eric Meyer Democratic 65%
Rae Waters 65%
Matthew Heinz 63%
David Schapira 63%
Manny Alvarez 62%
AZ State Senate 30 Robert Meza Democratic 61%
Rebecca Rios 60%
Jack Brown 59%
David Lujan 59%
AZ State Senate 19 Anna Tovar Democratic 59%
Jorge Garcia 58%
AZ State Senate 26 Ed Ableser Democratic 57%
AZ State Senate 10 Dave Bradley Democratic 57%
Ben Miranda 57%
Nancy Young Wright 57%
AZ State House 24 Chad Campbell Democratic 56%
AZ State Senate 9 Steve Farley Democratic 56%
Pat Fleming 56%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 54%
Phil Lopes 54%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 54%
Chris Deschene 52%
Martha Garcia 52%
Linda Lopez 52%
AZ State Senate 4 Lynne Pancrazi Democratic 52%
Daniel Patterson 52%
Paula Aboud 50%
AZ State House 7 Albert Hale Democratic 50%
AZ State Senate 3 Olivia Cajero Bedford Democratic 48%
AZ State House 30 Debbie McCune Davis Democratic 48%
Meg Burton Cahill 46%
Tom Chabin 43%

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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