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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2009 Total Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Ed Ableser 33%
Paula Aboud 31%
Kirk Adams 61%
Amanda Aguirre 38%
Carolyn Allen 51%
Manny Alvarez 36%
Frank Antenori 60%
Cecil Ash 59%
Ray Barnes 59%
Tom Boone 61%
Jack Brown 39%
Robert Burns 66%
Meg Burton Cahill 30%
Chad Campbell 32%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 40%
Tom Chabin 30%
Ken Cheuvront 43%
Steve Court 62%
Rich Crandall 55%
Sam Crump 64%
Chris Deschene 34%
Adam Driggs 61%
Pat Fleming 29%
Maria Garcia 30%
Martha Garcia 36%
Doris Goodale 58%
Pamela Gorman 75%
Ron Gould 80%
David Gowan, Sr. 61%
Chuck Gray 72%
Linda Gray 63%
Albert Hale 33%
Jack Harper 71%
Matthew Heinz 38%
Laurin Hendrix 65%
John Huppenthal 62%
Russ Jones 52%
Bill Konopnicki 49%
Leah Landrum Taylor 33%
Barbara Leff 59%
Debbie Lesko 64%
Phil Lopes 32%
Linda Lopez 30%
David Lujan 31%
Lucy Mason 58%
John McComish 58%
Debbie McCune Davis 42%
Barbara McGuire 37%
Nancy McLain 61%
Al Melvin 58%
Eric Meyer 37%
Steve Montenegro 68%
Rick Murphy 68%
John Nelson 59%
Warde Nichols 61%
Lynne Pancrazi 35%
Jonathan Paton 60%
Daniel Patterson 35%
Russell Pearce 76%
Steve Pierce 61%
Doug Quelland 55%
Carl Seel 70%
David Stevens 61%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jay Tibshraeny 55%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 57%
Anna Tovar 33%
Thayer Verschoor 65%
AZ Council Member 2 Jim Waring 70%
Rae Waters 37%
Jim Weiers 63%
Vic Williams 56%
Nancy Young Wright 37%
AZ State Senate 10 Dave Bradley Democratic 35%
AZ State Senate 3 Olivia Cajero Bedford Democratic 38%
AZ State Senate 9 Steve Farley Democratic 30%
AZ State Senate 30 Robert Meza Democratic 38%
AZ State Senate 27 Catherine Miranda Democratic 38%
AZ State House 27 Rebecca Rios Democratic 34%
AZ Council Member At-Large David Schapira Democratic 32%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 40%
AZ State Senate 6 Sylvia Allen Republican 71%
AZ State Senate 15 Nancy Barto Republican 62%
AZ U.S. House 5 Andy Biggs Republican 76%
AZ State Senate 22 Judy Burges Republican 73%
AZ State Senate 23 John Kavanagh Republican 66%
AZ State Senate 8 Frank Pratt Republican 59%
AZ Secretary of State Michele Reagan Republican 58%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jerry Weiers Republican 64%
AZ State Senate 17 Steven Yarbrough Republican 59%

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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