Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2008 Regulation 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 38%
AZ State House-7 Albert Hale D 35%
AZ State House-12 Eddie Farnsworth R 80%
AZ State House-18 Bob Robson R 38%
AZ State House-23 John Kavanagh R 65%
AZ State House-24 Chad Campbell D 32%
AZ State House-27 Catherine Miranda D 36%
AZ State House-30 Debbie McCune Davis D 29%
AZ State Senate-3 Olivia Cajero Bedford D 35%
AZ State Senate-4 Lynne Pancrazi D 34%
AZ State Senate-8 Barbara McGuire D 34%
AZ State Senate-9 Steve Farley D 39%
AZ State Senate-10 Dave Bradley D 38%
AZ State Senate-12 Andy Biggs R 82%
AZ State Senate-15 Nancy Barto R 46%
AZ State Senate-17 Steven Yarbrough R 49%
AZ State Senate-18 John McComish R 35%
AZ State Senate-21 Rick Murphy R 53%
AZ State Senate-22 Judy Burges R 73%
AZ State Senate-23 Michele Reagan R 32%
AZ State Senate-26 Ed Ableser D 39%
AZ State Senate-27 Leah Landrum Taylor D 41%
AZ State Senate-28 Adam Driggs R 47%
AZ State Senate-29 Steve Gallardo D 34%
AZ State Senate-30 Robert Meza D 42%
AZ Corporation Commission Chairman Bob Stump R 42%
AZ Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns R 54%
AZ Mayor-Position 4 Jerry Weiers R 49%
AZ Mayor-At-Large Jay Tibshraeny R 41%
AZ Vice Mayor-2 Jim Waring R 53%
AZ Supervisor-1 Peter Rios D 35%
AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal R 41%
Paula Aboud 40%
Kirk Adams 53%
Amanda Aguirre 37%
Carolyn Allen 47%
Manny Alvarez 42%
Mark Anderson 50%
Marsha Arzberger 40%
Ray Barnes 42%
Timothy Bee 38%
Robert Blendu 49%
Tom Boone 39%
Jack Brown 38%
Jennifer Burns 39%
Meg Burton Cahill 38%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 35%
Tom Chabin 38%
Ken Cheuvront 41%
Doug Clark 59%
Rich Crandall 54%
Sam Crump 57%
Mark DeSimone 36%
Jorge Garcia 34%
Martha Garcia 32%
Pamela Gorman 59%
Ron Gould 82%
Chuck Gray 57%
Linda Gray 38%
Trish Groe 77%
Jack Harper 68%
Pete Hershberger 35%
Karen Johnson 54%
Bill Konopnicki 42%
Barbara Leff 44%
Phil Lopes 31%
Linda Lopez 36%
David Lujan 36%
Lucy Mason 43%
Marian Ann McClure 38%
Nancy McLain 54%
John Nelson 43%
Warde Nichols 58%
Tom O'Halleran 43%
Jonathan Paton 43%
Russell Pearce 80%
Charlene Pesquiera 37%
Thomas Prezelski, Jr. 34%
Rebecca Rios 37%
David Schapira 35%
Victor Soltero 47%
Jackie Thrasher 35%
Albert Tom 41%
Theresa Ulmer 32%
Thayer Verschoor 59%
Jim Weiers 41%
Nancy Young Wright 34%

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