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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Arizona Chamber of Commerce

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Robert Burns 96%
Edward Cirillo 96%
Pat Conner 96%
David Eberhart 96%
Laura Knaperek 96%
Thomas Patterson 96%
David Petersen 96%
Marc Spitzer 96%
Carol Springer 96%
Lela Steffey 96%
Donald Aldridge 92%
Carolyn Allen 92%
AZ State House 25 Rusty Bowers Republican 92%
Brenda Burns 92%
Lori Daniels 92%
Michael Gardner 92%
Lowell Gleason 92%
Linda Gray 92%
W. A. McGibbon 92%
Gary Richardson 92%
Tom Smith 92%
Scott Bundgaard 91%
Jeff Groscost 90%
Robin Shaw 89%
Franklin Flake 88%
Sue Grace 88%
AZ State Senate 14 Gail Griffin Republican 88%
John Huppenthal 88%
Marilyn Jarrett 88%
John Kaites 88%
Barbara Leff 88%
Jean McGrath 88%
Jim Weiers 88%
Barry Wong 88%
Wesley Marsh 86%
Mark Anderson 85%
Dean Cooley 85%
Roberta Voss 85%
Tom Freestone 84%
Joe Hart 84%
Winifred Hershberger 81%
Karen Johnson 81%
Richard Kyle 81%
Debra Brimhall 80%
Ann Day 80%
Jerry Overton 78%
Lou-Ann Preble 77%
Randall Gnant 76%
Tom Horne 76%
John Wettaw 76%
Ruth Solomon 75%
Gus Arzberger 74%
Keith Bee 74%
James Carruthers 73%
Dan Schottel 73%
Jack Brown 72%
George Cunningham 72%
Susan Gerard 72%
James Henderson, Jr. 71%
Sue Lynch 68%
Chris Cummiskey 64%
John Verkamp 63%
Linda Aguirre 60%
Victor Soltero 60%
Brian Fagin 58%
Robert McLendon 54%
Paul Newman 54%
Elise Salinger 52%
Art Hamilton 50%
Andy Nichols 50%
Marion Pickens 50%
Elaine Richardson 48%
Jack Jackson, Sr. 47%
Herschella Horton 46%
Ramon Valadez 46%
Ken Cheuvront 44%
John Loredo 44%
Mary Hartley 42%
Debora Norris 42%
AZ State House 27 Rebecca Rios Democratic 42%
Christine Weason 42%
Carmine Cardamone 40%
Harry Clark 39%
Kathi Foster 39%
AZ State House 3 Sally Ann Gonzales Democratic 38%
AZ Supervisor 1 Peter Rios Democratic 36%
Sandra Kennedy 35%
Joe Eddie Lopez 33%
David Armstead 32%
Benjamin Hanley 19%

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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