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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Arizona Education Association

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ State House 3 Sally Ann Gonzales Democratic 90%
AZ State House 25 Rusty Bowers Republican 38%
AZ State House 27 Rebecca Rios Democratic 89%
AZ State Senate 14 Gail Griffin Republican 33%
AZ Supervisor 1 Peter Rios Democratic 86%
Linda Aguirre 75%
Donald Aldridge 33%
Carolyn Allen 50%
Mark Anderson 30%
David Armstead 90%
Gus Arzberger 88%
Keith Bee 63%
Debra Brimhall 50%
William Brotherton 75%
Jack Brown 75%
Scott Bundgaard 38%
Brenda Burns 38%
Robert Burns 40%
Carmine Cardamone 90%
James Carruthers 75%
Ken Cheuvront 89%
Edward Cirillo 50%
Harry Clark 86%
Pat Conner 38%
Dean Cooley 30%
Chris Cummiskey 88%
George Cunningham 86%
Lori Daniels 25%
Ann Day 75%
David Eberhart 56%
Brian Fagin 100%
Franklin Flake 40%
Kathi Foster 80%
Tom Freestone 38%
Michael Gardner 50%
Susan Gerard 78%
Lowell Gleason 40%
Randall Gnant 38%
Sue Grace 88%
Linda Gray 33%
Jeff Groscost 40%
Art Hamilton 83%
Benjamin Hanley 86%
Joe Hart 50%
Mary Hartley 88%
James Henderson, Jr. 57%
Winifred Hershberger 90%
Tom Horne 70%
Herschella Horton 100%
John Huppenthal 25%
Jack Jackson, Sr. 75%
Marilyn Jarrett 30%
Karen Johnson 30%
John Kaites 38%
Sandra Kennedy 83%
Laura Knaperek 50%
Richard Kyle 30%
Barbara Leff 70%
Joe Eddie Lopez 88%
John Loredo 88%
Sue Lynch 80%
Wesley Marsh 50%
W. A. McGibbon 40%
Jean McGrath 40%
Robert McLendon 90%
Paul Newman 90%
Andy Nichols 100%
Debora Norris 90%
Jerry Overton 33%
Thomas Patterson 25%
David Petersen 50%
Marion Pickens 100%
Lou-Ann Preble 70%
Elaine Richardson 100%
Gary Richardson 38%
Dan Schottel 40%
Robin Shaw 60%
Tom Smith 30%
Ruth Solomon 88%
Victor Soltero 88%
Marc Spitzer 50%
Carol Springer 38%
Lela Steffey 44%
Ramon Valadez 90%
John Verkamp 60%
Roberta Voss 30%
Christine Weason 89%
Jim Weiers 40%
John Wettaw 75%
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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