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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2010 Education Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Ed Ableser 57%
Paula Aboud 50%
Kirk Adams 100%
Amanda Aguirre 71%
Carolyn Allen 71%
Manny Alvarez 62%
Frank Antenori 96%
Cecil Ash 96%
Ray Barnes 94%
Tom Boone 81%
David Braswell 96%
Jack Brown 59%
Ed Bunch 96%
Robert Burns 92%
Meg Burton Cahill 46%
Chad Campbell 56%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 54%
Tom Chabin 43%
Ken Cheuvront 65%
Steve Court 96%
Rich Crandall 93%
Chris Deschene 52%
Adam Driggs 96%
Pat Fleming 56%
Jorge Garcia 58%
Martha Garcia 52%
Doris Goodale 93%
Ron Gould 100%
David Gowan, Sr. 91%
Chuck Gray 92%
Linda Gray 96%
Albert Hale 50%
Jack Harper 96%
Matthew Heinz 63%
Laurin Hendrix 85%
John Huppenthal 94%
Russ Jones 91%
Bill Konopnicki 96%
Leah Landrum Taylor 65%
Barbara Leff 90%
Phil Lopes 54%
Linda Lopez 52%
David Lujan 59%
Lucy Mason 83%
John McComish 96%
Debbie McCune Davis 48%
Barbara McGuire 67%
Nancy McLain 93%
Al Melvin 96%
Eric Meyer 65%
Ben Miranda 57%
Rick Murphy 83%
John Nelson 92%
Warde Nichols 94%
Lynne Pancrazi 52%
Daniel Patterson 52%
Russell Pearce 100%
Steve Pierce 96%
Doug Quelland 87%
Amanda Reeve 100%
Carl Seel 85%
David Stevens 94%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jay Tibshraeny 90%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 96%
Anna Tovar 59%
Thayer Verschoor 100%
Ted Vogt 96%
Rae Waters 65%
Jim Weiers 89%
Vic Williams 91%
Nancy Young Wright 57%
AZ State Senate 10 Dave Bradley Democratic 57%
AZ State Senate 3 Olivia Cajero Bedford Democratic 48%
AZ State Senate 9 Steve Farley Democratic 56%
AZ State Senate 30 Robert Meza Democratic 61%
AZ State House 27 Rebecca Rios Democratic 60%
AZ Council Member At-Large David Schapira Democratic 63%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 54%
AZ State Senate 6 Sylvia Allen Republican 96%
AZ State Senate 15 Nancy Barto Republican 93%
AZ U.S. House 5 Andy Biggs Republican 78%
AZ State Senate 22 Judy Burges Republican 81%
AZ State Senate 23 John Kavanagh Republican 96%
AZ State Senate 21 Debbie Lesko Republican 100%
AZ State Senate 13 Steve Montenegro Republican 85%
AZ State Senate 8 Frank Pratt Republican 93%
AZ Secretary of State Michele Reagan Republican 93%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jerry Weiers Republican 85%
AZ State Senate 17 Steven Yarbrough Republican 96%

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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