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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2012 Total Score

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

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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