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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2011 Positions on Tax and Budget

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 7%
AZ State House 1 Karen Fann Republican 71%
AZ State House 1 Andy Tobin, Sr. Republican 71%
AZ State House 3 Sally Ann Gonzales Democratic 0%
AZ State House 3 Macario Saldate Democratic 7%
AZ State House 5 Doris Goodale Republican 57%
AZ State House 6 Brenda Barton Republican 71%
AZ State House 7 Albert Hale Democratic 7%
AZ State House 8 Frank Pratt Republican 79%
AZ State House 10 Bruce Wheeler Democratic 7%
AZ State House 11 Steve Smith Republican 86%
AZ State House 12 Eddie Farnsworth Republican 86%
AZ State House 13 Steve Montenegro Republican 86%
AZ State House 14 David Gowan, Sr. Republican 86%
AZ State House 14 David Stevens Republican 86%
AZ State House 15 Heather Carter Republican 71%
AZ State House 17 Tom Forese Republican 86%
AZ State House 17 J. D. Mesnard Republican 79%
AZ State House 18 Jeff Dial Republican 79%
AZ State House 18 Bob Robson Republican 50%
AZ State House 20 Carl Seel Republican 79%
AZ State House 21 Rick Gray Republican 86%
AZ State House 21 Debbie Lesko Republican 86%
AZ State House 23 John Kavanagh Republican 86%
AZ State House 23 Michelle Ugenti Republican 86%
AZ State House 24 Lela Alston Democratic 7%
AZ State House 24 Chad Campbell Democratic 7%
AZ State House 25 Justin Olson Republican 86%
AZ State House 27 Ruben Gallego Democratic 14%
AZ State House 27 Catherine Miranda Democratic 7%
AZ State House 28 Kate McGee Republican 71%
AZ State House 28 Eric Meyer Democratic 14%
AZ State House 30 Debbie McCune-Davis Democratic 7%
AZ State Senate 1 Steve Pierce Republican 86%
AZ State Senate 3 Olivia Cajero Bedford Democratic 0%
AZ State Senate 4 Lynne Pancrazi Democratic 7%
AZ State Senate 6 Chester Crandell Republican 79%
AZ State Senate 9 Steve Farley Democratic 7%
AZ State Senate 11 Al Melvin Republican 71%
AZ State Senate 12 Andy Biggs Republican 93%
AZ State Senate 13 Don Shooter Republican 71%
AZ State Senate 14 Gail Griffin Republican 86%
AZ State Senate 15 Nancy Barto Republican 71%
AZ State Senate 17 Steven Yarbrough Republican 86%
AZ State Senate 18 John McComish Republican 50%
AZ State Senate 19 Anna Tovar Democratic 7%
AZ State Senate 20 Kimberly Yee Republican 86%
AZ State Senate 21 Rick Murphy Republican 93%
AZ State Senate 22 Judy Burges Republican 93%
AZ State Senate 23 Michele Reagan Republican 71%
AZ State Senate 24 Katie Hobbs Democratic 7%
AZ State Senate 26 Ed Ableser Democratic 14%
AZ State Senate 27 Leah Landrum Taylor Democratic 0%
AZ State Senate 28 Adam Driggs Republican 64%
AZ State Senate 29 Steve Gallardo Democratic 0%
AZ State Senate 30 Robert Meza Democratic 0%
AZ Mayor Jerry Weiers Republican 86%
Paula Aboud 0%
Kirk Adams 86%
Sylvia Allen 86%
Frank Antenori 79%
Ben Arredondo 0%
Cecil Ash 71%
Scott Bundgaard 93%
Tom Chabin 7%
Steve Court 79%
Rich Crandall 57%
John Fillmore 86%
Ron Gould 93%
Linda Gray 71%
Jack Harper 86%
Matthew Heinz 21%
Jack Jackson, Jr. 0%
Russ Jones 50%
Peggy Judd 64%
Lori Klein 86%
Linda Lopez 0%
Nancy McLain 50%
John Nelson 57%
Daniel Patterson 21%
Russell Pearce 93%
Terri Proud 86%
Amanda Reeve 71%
David Schapira 0%
David Burnell Smith 86%
Steve Urie 86%
Ted Vogt 86%
Jim Weiers 79%
Vic Williams 86%

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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