Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2010 Constitutional Government Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House-9 Kyrsten Sinema D 34%
AZ State House-1 Andy Tobin, Sr. R 67%
AZ State House-5 Doris Goodale R 65%
AZ State House-7 Albert Hale D 39%
AZ State House-8 Frank Pratt R 64%
AZ State House-13 Steve Montenegro R 80%
AZ State House-14 David Gowan, Sr. R 67%
AZ State House-14 David Stevens R 63%
AZ State House-20 Carl Seel R 87%
AZ State House-21 Debbie Lesko R 75%
AZ State House-23 John Kavanagh R 73%
AZ State House-24 Chad Campbell D 41%
AZ State House-28 Eric Meyer D 38%
AZ State House-30 Debbie McCune Davis D 29%
AZ State Senate-1 Steve Pierce R 75%
AZ State Senate-3 Olivia Cajero Bedford D 27%
AZ State Senate-4 Lynne Pancrazi D 35%
AZ State Senate-8 Barbara McGuire D 46%
AZ State Senate-9 Steve Farley D 26%
AZ State Senate-10 Dave Bradley D 28%
AZ State Senate-11 Al Melvin R 70%
AZ State Senate-12 Andy Biggs R 80%
AZ State Senate-15 Nancy Barto R 72%
AZ State Senate-17 Steven Yarbrough R 65%
AZ State Senate-18 John McComish R 67%
AZ State Senate-19 Anna Tovar D 27%
AZ State Senate-21 Rick Murphy R 70%
AZ State Senate-22 Judy Burges R 78%
AZ State Senate-23 Michele Reagan R 66%
AZ State Senate-26 Ed Ableser D 28%
AZ State Senate-27 Leah Landrum Taylor D 42%
AZ State Senate-28 Adam Driggs R 65%
AZ State Senate-30 Robert Meza D 33%
AZ Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns R 74%
AZ Mayor-Position 4 Jerry Weiers R 73%
AZ Mayor-At-Large Jay Tibshraeny R 61%
AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal R 70%
Paula Aboud 34%
Kirk Adams 68%
Amanda Aguirre 48%
Carolyn Allen 53%
Sylvia Allen 84%
Manny Alvarez 44%
Frank Antenori 73%
Cecil Ash 67%
Ray Barnes 65%
Tom Boone 63%
David Braswell 79%
Jack Brown 37%
Ed Bunch 69%
Meg Burton Cahill 31%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 31%
Tom Chabin 32%
Ken Cheuvront 39%
Steve Court 69%
Rich Crandall 65%
Chris Deschene 35%
Pat Fleming 28%
Jorge Garcia 38%
Martha Garcia 30%
Ron Gould 85%
Chuck Gray 80%
Linda Gray 70%
Jack Harper 84%
Matthew Heinz 42%
Laurin Hendrix 77%
Russ Jones 61%
Bill Konopnicki 59%
Barbara Leff 76%
Phil Lopes 29%
Linda Lopez 36%
David Lujan 30%
Lucy Mason 61%
Nancy McLain 68%
Ben Miranda 29%
John Nelson 61%
Warde Nichols 67%
Daniel Patterson 34%
Russell Pearce 84%
Doug Quelland 70%
Amanda Reeve 66%
Rebecca Rios 42%
David Schapira 30%
Thayer Verschoor 79%
Ted Vogt 67%
Rae Waters 38%
Jim Weiers 73%
Vic Williams 65%
Nancy Young Wright 33%

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