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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2008 Education Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Ed Ableser 40%
Paula Aboud 47%
Kirk Adams 77%
Amanda Aguirre 56%
Carolyn Allen 44%
Manny Alvarez 44%
Mark Anderson 62%
Marsha Arzberger 50%
Ray Barnes 69%
AZ State Senate 15 Nancy Barto Republican 77%
Timothy Bee 50%
AZ U.S. House 5 Andy Biggs Republican 79%
Robert Blendu 56%
Tom Boone 69%
AZ State Senate 10 Dave Bradley Democratic 44%
Jack Brown 42%
AZ State Senate 22 Judy Burges Republican 65%
Jennifer Burns 40%
Robert Burns 56%
Meg Burton Cahill 44%
AZ State Senate 3 Olivia Cajero Bedford Democratic 42%
Chad Campbell 42%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 42%
Tom Chabin 42%
Ken Cheuvront 50%
Doug Clark 71%
AZ Commissioner of Education Rich Crandall No Party Affiliation 63%
Sam Crump 81%
Mark DeSimone 50%
AZ State Senate 28 Adam Driggs Republican 71%
AZ State Senate 9 Steve Farley Democratic 42%
AZ State House 12 Eddie Farnsworth Republican 69%
AZ Supervisor 5 Steve Gallardo Democratic 44%
Jorge Garcia 50%
Martha Garcia 40%
Pamela Gorman 63%
Ron Gould 69%
Chuck Gray 50%
Linda Gray 50%
Trish Groe 77%
AZ State House 7 Albert Hale Democratic 53%
Jack Harper 63%
Pete Hershberger 37%
John Huppenthal 56%
Karen Johnson 66%
AZ State Senate 23 John Kavanagh Republican 77%
Bill Konopnicki 65%
Leah Landrum Taylor 59%
Barbara Leff 56%
Phil Lopes 48%
Linda Lopez 46%
David Lujan 42%
Lucy Mason 56%
Marian Ann McClure 54%
John McComish 65%
AZ State House 30 Debbie McCune Davis Democratic 47%
AZ State Senate 8 Barbara McGuire Democratic 48%
Nancy McLain 77%
AZ State Senate 30 Robert Meza Democratic 44%
AZ State Senate 27 Catherine Miranda Democratic 42%
Rick Murphy 67%
John Nelson 67%
Warde Nichols 71%
AZ U.S. House 1 Tom O'Halleran Democratic 50%
AZ State Senate 4 Lynne Pancrazi Democratic 44%
Jonathan Paton 58%
Russell Pearce 75%
Charlene Pesquiera 53%
Thomas Prezelski, Jr. 44%
AZ Secretary of State Michele Reagan Republican 62%
AZ Supervisor 1 Peter Rios Democratic 40%
AZ State House 27 Rebecca Rios Democratic 31%
AZ State House 18 Bob Robson Republican 62%
AZ Council Member At-Large David Schapira Democratic 37%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 38%
Victor Soltero 50%
Bob Stump 75%
Jackie Thrasher 42%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jay Tibshraeny No Party Affiliation 56%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 69%
Albert Tom 44%
Theresa Ulmer 42%
Thayer Verschoor 56%
AZ Council Member 2 Jim Waring 50%
Jim Weiers 65%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jerry Weiers Republican 65%
AZ State Senate 17 Steven Yarbrough Republican 73%
Nancy Young Wright 46%

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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