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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2010 Tax and Budget Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Ron Gould 79%
Russell Pearce 76%
Chuck Gray 70%
David Braswell 68%
Jack Harper 68%
Thayer Verschoor 68%
Sylvia Allen 66%
AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal Republican 63%
AZ State House 23 John Kavanagh Republican 63%
AZ State House 21 Debbie Lesko Republican 63%
AZ State House 20 Carl Seel Republican 63%
AZ Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns Republican 62%
Laurin Hendrix 60%
Ted Vogt 60%
AZ State Senate 12 Andy Biggs Republican 59%
AZ State Senate 22 Judy Burges Republican 59%
AZ State House 13 Steve Montenegro Republican 59%
AZ State House 14 David Gowan, Sr. Republican 58%
Barbara Leff 58%
AZ State Senate 15 Nancy Barto Republican 57%
AZ State Senate 21 Rick Murphy Republican 56%
Linda Gray 55%
AZ State Senate 1 Steve Pierce Republican 55%
Doug Quelland 55%
Jim Weiers 55%
Cecil Ash 54%
Ken Cheuvront 53%
AZ State Senate 11 Al Melvin Republican 53%
AZ State House 14 David Stevens Republican 52%
Kirk Adams 51%
AZ State Senate 28 Adam Driggs Republican 51%
AZ State House 30 Debbie McCune Davis Democratic 51%
Ed Bunch 50%
AZ State Senate 27 Leah Landrum Taylor Democratic 50%
John Nelson 50%
Warde Nichols 50%
Amanda Reeve 50%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jay Tibshraeny Republican 50%
Vic Williams 50%
Rich Crandall 49%
AZ State House 7 Albert Hale Democratic 49%
Nancy McLain 49%
AZ Mayor Position 4 Jerry Weiers Republican 49%
AZ State Senate 17 Steven Yarbrough Republican 49%
Frank Antenori 48%
AZ State Senate 30 Robert Meza Democratic 48%
Amanda Aguirre 47%
Ray Barnes 47%
Steve Court 47%
AZ State House 5 Doris Goodale Republican 47%
Matthew Heinz 47%
AZ State Senate 18 John McComish Republican 47%
AZ State Senate 23 Michele Reagan Republican 47%
Carolyn Allen 46%
Tom Boone 46%
Chris Deschene 46%
Ben Miranda 46%
AZ State House 8 Frank Pratt Republican 46%
Tom Chabin 45%
Russ Jones 45%
Bill Konopnicki 45%
Linda Lopez 45%
Lucy Mason 45%
Rebecca Rios 45%
AZ State House 1 Andy Tobin, Sr. Republican 45%
AZ State House 28 Eric Meyer Democratic 44%
AZ State Senate 10 Dave Bradley Democratic 43%
Jorge Garcia 43%
AZ State Senate 4 Lynne Pancrazi Democratic 43%
Nancy Young Wright 43%
AZ State Senate 26 Ed Ableser Democratic 42%
Manny Alvarez 42%
AZ State House 24 Chad Campbell Democratic 42%
Martha Garcia 42%
Pat Fleming 41%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 40%
AZ State Senate 8 Barbara McGuire Democratic 40%
Daniel Patterson 40%
AZ State Senate 19 Anna Tovar Democratic 40%
Rae Waters 40%
Paula Aboud 39%
Jack Brown 39%
AZ State Senate 3 Olivia Cajero Bedford Democratic 39%
Phil Lopes 39%
AZ State Senate 9 Steve Farley Democratic 38%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 38%
Meg Burton Cahill 37%
David Schapira 36%
David Lujan 34%

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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