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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Arizona State AFL-CIO

1997 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ State House 3 Sally Ann Gonzales Democratic 77%
AZ State Senate 14 Gail Griffin Republican 33%
AZ Attorney General Tom Horne Republican 56%
AZ Corporation Commissioner Brenda Burns Republican 45%
AZ Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns Republican 50%
AZ Supervisor 1 Peter Rios Democratic 91%
AZ State Mine Inspector Joe Hart Republican 50%
AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal Republican 60%
Linda Aguirre 82%
Donald Aldridge 50%
Carolyn Allen 42%
Mark Anderson 55%
David Armstead 85%
Gus Arzberger 80%
Keith Bee 50%
Rusty Bowers 46%
Debra Brimhall 55%
Jack Brown 90%
Scott Bundgaard 50%
Carmine Cardamone 82%
James Carruthers 50%
Ken Cheuvront 89%
Edward Cirillo 64%
Harry Clark 82%
Pat Conner 60%
Dean Cooley 50%
Chris Cummiskey 90%
George Cunningham 86%
Lori Daniels 40%
Ann Day 60%
David Eberhart 36%
Brian Fagin 93%
Franklin Flake 45%
Kathi Foster 89%
Tom Freestone 60%
Michael Gardner 67%
Susan Gerard 60%
Lowell Gleason 33%
Randall Gnant 60%
Sue Grace 58%
Linda Gray 44%
Jeff Groscost 64%
Art Hamilton 92%
Benjamin Hanley 78%
Mary Hartley 100%
James Henderson, Jr. 89%
Winifred Hershberger 60%
Herschella Horton 80%
Jack Jackson, Sr. 89%
Marilyn Jarrett 45%
Karen Johnson 55%
John Kaites 50%
Sandra Kennedy 90%
Laura Knaperek 44%
Richard Kyle 42%
Barbara Leff 62%
Joe Eddie Lopez 100%
John Loredo 75%
Sue Lynch 50%
Wesley Marsh 50%
W. A. McGibbon 25%
Robert McLendon 73%
Paul Newman 80%
Andy Nichols 82%
Debora Norris 80%
Jerry Overton 50%
Thomas Patterson 44%
David Petersen 50%
Marion Pickens 92%
Lou-Ann Preble 30%
Elaine Richardson 89%
Gary Richardson 36%
Rebecca Rios 92%
Dan Schottel 40%
Robin Shaw 77%
Tom Smith 56%
Ruth Solomon 89%
Victor Soltero 91%
Marc Spitzer 45%
Carol Springer 38%
Lela Steffey 50%
Ramon Valadez 91%
John Verkamp 64%
Roberta Voss 63%
Christine Weason 82%
Jim Weiers 55%
John Wettaw 60%
Barry Wong 40%

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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