Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2012 Positions on Education

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
AZ State House-1 Karen Fann R 93%
AZ State House-1 Andy Tobin, Sr. R 93%
AZ State House-3 Sally Ann Gonzales D 86%
AZ State House-3 Macario Saldate IV D 71%
AZ State House-5 Doris Goodale R 93%
AZ State House-6 Brenda Barton R 93%
AZ State House-7 Albert Hale D 79%
AZ State House-8 Frank Pratt R 93%
AZ State House-10 Bruce Wheeler D 86%
AZ State House-11 Steve Smith R 93%
AZ State House-12 Eddie Farnsworth R 71%
AZ State House-13 Steve Montenegro R 93%
AZ State House-14 David Gowan, Sr. R 93%
AZ State House-14 David Stevens R 93%
AZ State House-15 Heather Carter R 93%
AZ State House-17 Thomas Forese R 93%
AZ State House-17 Javan Mesnard R 93%
AZ State House-18 Jeff Dial R 93%
AZ State House-18 Bob Robson R 93%
AZ State House-20 Carl Seel R 93%
AZ State House-21 Rick Gray R 93%
AZ State House-21 Debbie Lesko R 93%
AZ State House-22 Phil Lovas R 93%
AZ State House-23 John Kavanagh R 93%
AZ State House-23 Michelle Ugenti R 86%
AZ State House-24 Lela Alston D 86%
AZ State House-25 Justin Olson R 93%
AZ State House-25 Justin Pierce R 93%
AZ State House-27 Catherine Miranda D 64%
AZ State House-28 Kate McGee R 93%
AZ State House-28 Eric Meyer D 86%
AZ State House-29 Martin Quezada D 50%
AZ State House-30 Debbie McCune Davis D 86%
AZ State Senate-1 Steve Pierce R 100%
AZ State Senate-3 Olivia Cajero Bedford D 79%
AZ State Senate-4 Lynne Pancrazi D 79%
AZ State Senate-9 Steve Farley D 86%
AZ State Senate-11 Al Melvin R 100%
AZ State Senate-12 Andy Biggs R 71%
AZ State Senate-13 Don Shooter R 100%
AZ State Senate-14 Gail Griffin R 93%
AZ State Senate-15 Nancy Barto R 93%
AZ State Senate-17 Steven Yarbrough R 100%
AZ State Senate-18 John McComish R 93%
AZ State Senate-19 Anna Tovar D 71%
AZ State Senate-20 Kimberly Yee R 93%
AZ State Senate-21 Rick Murphy R 93%
AZ State Senate-22 Judy Burges R 93%
AZ State Senate-23 Michele Reagan R 93%
AZ State Senate-24 Katie Hobbs D 86%
AZ State Senate-26 Ed Ableser D 71%
AZ State Senate-27 Leah Landrum Taylor D 86%
AZ State Senate-28 Adam Driggs R 93%
AZ State Senate-29 Steve Gallardo D 79%
AZ State Senate-30 Robert Meza D 79%
AZ Mayor-Position 4 Jerry Weiers R 93%
Paula Aboud 71%
Sylvia Allen 93%
Frank Antenori 93%
Ben Arredondo 71%
Cecil Ash 93%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 86%
Tom Chabin 86%
Steve Court 93%
Rich Crandall 93%
Chester Crandell 93%
John Fillmore 64%
Ruben Gallego 71%
Ron Gould 79%
Linda Gray 100%
Jack Harper 93%
Matthew Heinz 86%
Jack Jackson, Jr. 86%
Russ Jones 93%
Peggy Judd 93%
Lori Klein 93%
Jerry Lewis 93%
Linda Lopez 71%
David Lujan 79%
Nancy McLain 93%
John Nelson 93%
Daniel Patterson 86%
Terri Proud 93%
Amanda Reeve 93%
David Schapira 86%
David Smith 71%
Steve Urie 93%
Ted Vogt 93%
Jim Weiers 93%
Vic Williams 93%

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