Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2004 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
AZ State House-7 Albert Hale D 43%
AZ State House-12 Eddie Farnsworth R 67%
AZ State House-15 John Allen R 63%
AZ State House-18 Bob Robson R 62%
AZ State House-30 Debbie McCune Davis D 35%
AZ State Senate-3 Olivia Cajero Bedford D 40%
AZ State Senate-10 Dave Bradley D 38%
AZ State Senate-12 Andy Biggs R 67%
AZ State Senate-17 Steven Yarbrough R 64%
AZ State Senate-23 Michele Reagan R 56%
AZ State Senate-27 Leah Landrum Taylor D 35%
AZ State Senate-29 Steve Gallardo D 38%
AZ State Senate-30 Robert Meza D 39%
AZ Secretary of State Ken Bennett R 53%
AZ Corporation Commission Chairman Bob Stump R 64%
AZ Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns R 59%
AZ Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce R 63%
AZ Mayor-At-Large Jay Tibshraeny R 57%
AZ Vice Mayor-2 Jim Waring R 58%
AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal R 63%
Amanda Aguirre 40%
Linda Aguirre 44%
Carolyn Allen 53%
Manny Alvarez 38%
Marsha Arzberger 46%
Ray Barnes 65%
Timothy Bee 59%
Robert Blendu 61%
Tom Boone 60%
William Brotherton 43%
Jennifer Burns 48%
Meg Burton Cahill 38%
Robert Cannell 41%
Ted Carpenter 60%
Cheryl Chase 43%
Ken Cheuvront 47%
Ted Downing 41%
Franklin Flake 60%
Jorge Garcia 39%
Gabrielle Giffords 47%
Chuck Gray 61%
Linda Gray 61%
Jack Harper 68%
Toni Hellon 50%
Pete Hershberger 49%
Steve Huffman 51%
Marilyn Jarrett 62%
Karen Johnson 70%
Bill Konopnicki 53%
Barbara Leff 59%
Phil Lopes 35%
Linda Lopez 40%
Dean Martin 61%
Lucy Mason 60%
Marian Ann McClure 53%
Ben Miranda 38%
Harry Mitchell 42%
John Nelson 52%
Warde Nichols 65%
Tom O'Halleran 50%
Russell Pearce 70%
Thomas Prezelski, Jr. 36%
Doug Quelland 67%
Rebecca Rios 39%
Colette Rosati 69%
Victor Soltero 41%
Stephen Tully 56%
Thayer Verschoor 67%

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