Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2009 Constitutional Government Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House-5 Andy Biggs R 68%
AZ U.S. House-9 Kyrsten Sinema D 44%
AZ State House-27 Rebecca Rios D 38%
AZ State Senate-3 Olivia Cajero Bedford D 43%
AZ State Senate-6 Sylvia Allen R 68%
AZ State Senate-8 Frank Pratt R 57%
AZ State Senate-9 Steve Farley D 33%
AZ State Senate-10 Dave Bradley D 39%
AZ State Senate-15 Nancy Barto R 57%
AZ State Senate-17 Steven Yarbrough R 56%
AZ State Senate-22 Judy Burges R 70%
AZ State Senate-23 John Kavanagh R 61%
AZ State Senate-27 Catherine Miranda D 41%
AZ State Senate-30 Robert Meza D 39%
AZ Secretary of State Michele Reagan R 55%
AZ Mayor-At-Large Jay Tibshraeny 57%
AZ Mayor-At-Large Jerry Weiers R 56%
AZ Council Member-2 Jim Waring 66%
AZ Council Member-At-Large David Schapira D 33%
Ed Ableser 34%
Paula Aboud 35%
Kirk Adams 57%
Amanda Aguirre 41%
Carolyn Allen 50%
Manny Alvarez 41%
Frank Antenori 57%
Cecil Ash 52%
Ray Barnes 54%
Tom Boone 56%
Jack Brown 52%
Robert Burns 66%
Meg Burton Cahill 36%
Chad Campbell 39%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 42%
Tom Chabin 30%
Ken Cheuvront 40%
Steve Court 61%
Rich Crandall 55%
Sam Crump 57%
Chris Deschene 35%
Adam Driggs 57%
Pat Fleming 30%
Maria Garcia 29%
Martha Garcia 41%
Doris Goodale 54%
Pamela Gorman 71%
Ron Gould 77%
David Gowan, Sr. 59%
Chuck Gray 66%
Linda Gray 63%
Albert Hale 31%
Jack Harper 68%
Matthew Heinz 42%
Laurin Hendrix 61%
John Huppenthal 60%
Russ Jones 49%
Bill Konopnicki 48%
Leah Landrum Taylor 31%
Barbara Leff 63%
Debbie Lesko 61%
Phil Lopes 34%
Linda Lopez 33%
David Lujan 35%
Lucy Mason 53%
John McComish 56%
Debbie McCune Davis 46%
Barbara McGuire 39%
Nancy McLain 61%
Al Melvin 59%
Eric Meyer 39%
Steve Montenegro 61%
Rick Murphy 60%
John Nelson 60%
Warde Nichols 57%
Lynne Pancrazi 34%
Jonathan Paton 60%
Daniel Patterson 43%
Russell Pearce 71%
Steve Pierce 63%
Doug Quelland 56%
Carl Seel 66%
David Stevens 57%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 54%
Anna Tovar 39%
Thayer Verschoor 66%
Rae Waters 43%
Jim Weiers 59%
Vic Williams 59%
Nancy Young Wright 43%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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