Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2008 Regulation Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House-1 Tom O'Halleran D 43%
AZ U.S. House-5 Andy Biggs R 82%
AZ U.S. House-9 Kyrsten Sinema D 38%
AZ State House-12 Eddie Farnsworth R 80%
AZ State House-27 Rebecca Rios D 37%
AZ State Senate-3 Olivia Cajero Bedford D 35%
AZ State Senate-9 Steve Farley D 39%
AZ State Senate-10 Dave Bradley D 38%
AZ State Senate-15 Nancy Barto R 46%
AZ State Senate-17 Steven Yarbrough R 49%
AZ State Senate-22 Judy Burges R 73%
AZ State Senate-23 John Kavanagh R 65%
AZ State Senate-27 Catherine Miranda D 36%
AZ State Senate-30 Robert Meza D 42%
AZ Secretary of State Michele Reagan R 32%
AZ Mayor-At-Large Jay Tibshraeny 41%
AZ Mayor-At-Large Jerry Weiers R 49%
AZ Supervisor-1 Peter Rios D 35%
AZ Supervisor-5 Steve Gallardo 34%
AZ Council Member-2 Jim Waring 53%
AZ Council Member-At-Large David Schapira D 35%
Ed Ableser 39%
Paula Aboud 40%
Kirk Adams 53%
Amanda Aguirre 37%
Carolyn Allen 47%
Manny Alvarez 42%
Mark Anderson 50%
Marsha Arzberger 40%
Ray Barnes 42%
Timothy Bee 38%
Robert Blendu 49%
Tom Boone 39%
Jack Brown 38%
Jennifer Burns 39%
Robert Burns 54%
Meg Burton Cahill 38%
Chad Campbell 32%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 35%
Tom Chabin 38%
Ken Cheuvront 41%
Doug Clark 59%
Rich Crandall 54%
Sam Crump 57%
Mark DeSimone 36%
Adam Driggs 47%
Jorge Garcia 34%
Martha Garcia 32%
Pamela Gorman 59%
Ron Gould 82%
Chuck Gray 57%
Linda Gray 38%
Trish Groe 77%
Albert Hale 35%
Jack Harper 68%
Pete Hershberger 35%
John Huppenthal 41%
Karen Johnson 54%
Bill Konopnicki 42%
Leah Landrum Taylor 41%
Barbara Leff 44%
Phil Lopes 31%
Linda Lopez 36%
David Lujan 36%
Lucy Mason 43%
Marian Ann McClure 38%
John McComish 35%
Debbie McCune Davis 29%
Barbara McGuire 34%
Nancy McLain 54%
Rick Murphy 53%
John Nelson 43%
Warde Nichols 58%
Lynne Pancrazi 34%
Jonathan Paton 43%
Russell Pearce 80%
Charlene Pesquiera 37%
Thomas Prezelski, Jr. 34%
Bob Robson 38%
Victor Soltero 47%
Bob Stump 42%
Jackie Thrasher 35%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 38%
Albert Tom 41%
Theresa Ulmer 32%
Thayer Verschoor 59%
Jim Weiers 41%
Nancy Young Wright 34%

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.

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