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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2008 Regulation Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House 1 Tom O'Halleran Democratic 43%
AZ U.S. House 5 Andy Biggs Republican 82%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 38%
AZ State House 12 Eddie Farnsworth Republican 80%
AZ State House 27 Rebecca Rios Democratic 37%
AZ State Senate 3 Olivia Cajero Bedford Democratic 35%
AZ State Senate 9 Steve Farley Democratic 39%
AZ State Senate 10 Dave Bradley Democratic 38%
AZ State Senate 15 Nancy Barto Republican 46%
AZ State Senate 17 Steven Yarbrough Republican 49%
AZ State Senate 22 Judy Burges Republican 73%
AZ State Senate 23 John Kavanagh Republican 65%
AZ State Senate 27 Catherine Miranda Democratic 36%
AZ State Senate 30 Robert Meza Democratic 42%
AZ Secretary of State Michele Reagan Republican 32%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jay Tibshraeny 41%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jerry Weiers Republican 49%
AZ Supervisor 1 Peter Rios Democratic 35%
AZ Supervisor 5 Steve Gallardo 34%
AZ Council Member 2 Jim Waring 53%
AZ Council Member At-Large David Schapira Democratic 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.

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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