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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2003 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House 1 Tom O'Halleran Democratic 41%
AZ Supervisor 1 Peter Rios Democratic 42%
AZ Supervisor 2 Cheryl Chase 36%
AZ Council Member 2 Jim Waring 50%
AZ State Senate 3 Olivia Cajero Bedford Democratic 32%
AZ U.S. House 5 Andy Biggs Republican 66%
AZ Supervisor 5 Steve Gallardo 29%
AZ State Senate 10 Dave Bradley Democratic 27%
AZ State House 12 Eddie Farnsworth Republican 71%
AZ State House 15 John Allen Republican 56%
AZ State Senate 17 Steven Yarbrough Republican 52%
AZ State House 24 Ken Clark Democratic 28%
AZ State Senate 30 Robert Meza Democratic 29%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jay Tibshraeny 49%
AZ Secretary of State Michele Reagan Republican 52%
Amanda Aguirre 34%
Linda Aguirre 42%
Carolyn Allen 47%
Manny Alvarez 30%
Mark Anderson 62%
William Arnold 46%
Marsha Arzberger 41%
Ray Barnes 61%
Timothy Bee 59%
Ken Bennett 51%
Linda Binder 43%
Robert Blendu 55%
Tom Boone 61%
William Brotherton 38%
Jack Brown 41%
Jennifer Burns 48%
Robert Burns 66%
Meg Burton Cahill 28%
Ernest Bustamante 37%
Robert Cannell 41%
Ted Carpenter 59%
James Carruthers 38%
Ken Cheuvront 40%
Ted Downing 33%
Franklin Flake 53%
Jorge Garcia 39%
Gabrielle Giffords 34%
Randy Graf 66%
Chuck Gray 60%
Linda Gray 63%
Deb Gullett 43%
Phil Hanson 50%
Jack Harper 70%
Joe Hart 60%
Toni Hellon 38%
Pete Hershberger 33%
Carole Hubbs 47%
Steve Huffman 42%
John Huppenthal 59%
Jack Jackson, Jr. 28%
Jack Jackson, Sr. 39%
Marilyn Jarrett 67%
Clancy Jayne 47%
Karen Johnson 67%
Bill Konopnicki 52%
Leah Landrum Taylor 32%
Sylvia Laughter 55%
Barbara Leff 61%
Phil Lopes 27%
Linda Lopez 32%
John Loredo 28%
Dean Martin 69%
Lucy Mason 57%
Marian Ann McClure 50%
Debbie McCune Davis 32%
Slade Mead 40%
Ben Miranda 34%
Harry Mitchell 35%
John Nelson 49%
Warde Nichols 61%
Russell Pearce 69%
Gary Pierce 58%
Thomas Prezelski, Jr. 28%
Doug Quelland 57%
Bob Robson 50%
Colette Rosati 62%
Victor Soltero 39%
Wally Straughn 30%
Bob Stump 58%
Mark Thompson 46%
Stephen Tully 59%
Thayer Verschoor 78%
Frederick Wagner III 45%
Jim Weiers 64%

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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