Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2008 Education Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House-9 Kyrsten Sinema D 38%
AZ State House-1 Andy Tobin, Sr. R 69%
AZ State House-7 Albert Hale D 53%
AZ State House-12 Eddie Farnsworth R 69%
AZ State House-18 Bob Robson R 62%
AZ State House-23 John Kavanagh R 77%
AZ State House-24 Chad Campbell D 42%
AZ State House-27 Catherine Miranda D 42%
AZ State House-30 Debbie McCune Davis D 47%
AZ State Senate-3 Olivia Cajero Bedford D 42%
AZ State Senate-4 Lynne Pancrazi D 44%
AZ State Senate-8 Barbara McGuire D 48%
AZ State Senate-9 Steve Farley D 42%
AZ State Senate-10 Dave Bradley D 44%
AZ State Senate-12 Andy Biggs R 79%
AZ State Senate-15 Nancy Barto R 77%
AZ State Senate-17 Steven Yarbrough R 73%
AZ State Senate-18 John McComish R 65%
AZ State Senate-21 Rick Murphy R 67%
AZ State Senate-22 Judy Burges R 65%
AZ State Senate-23 Michele Reagan R 62%
AZ State Senate-26 Ed Ableser D 40%
AZ State Senate-27 Leah Landrum Taylor D 59%
AZ State Senate-28 Adam Driggs R 71%
AZ State Senate-29 Steve Gallardo D 44%
AZ State Senate-30 Robert Meza D 44%
AZ Corporation Commission Chairman Bob Stump R 75%
AZ Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns R 56%
AZ Mayor-Position 4 Jerry Weiers R 65%
AZ Mayor-At-Large Jay Tibshraeny R 56%
AZ Vice Mayor-2 Jim Waring R 50%
AZ Supervisor-1 Peter Rios D 40%
AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal R 56%
Paula Aboud 47%
Kirk Adams 77%
Amanda Aguirre 56%
Carolyn Allen 44%
Manny Alvarez 44%
Mark Anderson 62%
Marsha Arzberger 50%
Ray Barnes 69%
Timothy Bee 50%
Robert Blendu 56%
Tom Boone 69%
Jack Brown 42%
Jennifer Burns 40%
Meg Burton Cahill 44%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 42%
Tom Chabin 42%
Ken Cheuvront 50%
Doug Clark 71%
Rich Crandall 63%
Sam Crump 81%
Mark DeSimone 50%
Jorge Garcia 50%
Martha Garcia 40%
Pamela Gorman 63%
Ron Gould 69%
Chuck Gray 50%
Linda Gray 50%
Trish Groe 77%
Jack Harper 63%
Pete Hershberger 37%
Karen Johnson 66%
Bill Konopnicki 65%
Barbara Leff 56%
Phil Lopes 48%
Linda Lopez 46%
David Lujan 42%
Lucy Mason 56%
Marian Ann McClure 54%
Nancy McLain 77%
John Nelson 67%
Warde Nichols 71%
Tom O'Halleran 50%
Jonathan Paton 58%
Russell Pearce 75%
Charlene Pesquiera 53%
Thomas Prezelski, Jr. 44%
Rebecca Rios 31%
David Schapira 37%
Victor Soltero 50%
Jackie Thrasher 42%
Albert Tom 44%
Theresa Ulmer 42%
Thayer Verschoor 56%
Jim Weiers 65%
Nancy Young Wright 46%

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