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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2011 Total Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House 5 Andy Biggs Republican 73%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 36%
AZ State House 3 Sally Ann Gonzales Democratic 25%
AZ State House 3 Macario Saldate IV Democratic 30%
AZ State House 6 Brenda Barton Republican 60%
AZ State House 12 Eddie Farnsworth Republican 75%
AZ State House 13 Don Shooter Republican 63%
AZ State House 15 Heather Carter Republican 60%
AZ State House 17 Javan Mesnard Republican 63%
AZ State House 23 Michelle Ugenti-Rita Republican 65%
AZ State House 24 Lela Alston Democratic 25%
AZ State Senate 1 Karen Fann Republican 62%
AZ State Senate 3 Olivia Cajero Bedford Democratic 29%
AZ State Senate 6 Sylvia Allen Republican 70%
AZ State Senate 8 Frank Pratt Republican 62%
AZ State Senate 9 Steve Farley Democratic 32%
AZ State Senate 11 Steve Smith Republican 69%
AZ State Senate 13 Steve Montenegro Republican 70%
AZ State Senate 14 Gail Griffin Republican 67%
AZ State Senate 15 Nancy Barto Republican 63%
AZ State Senate 17 Steven Yarbrough Republican 64%
AZ State Senate 20 Kimberly Yee Republican 62%
AZ State Senate 21 Debbie Lesko Republican 68%
AZ State Senate 22 Judy Burges Republican 76%
AZ State Senate 23 John Kavanagh Republican 65%
AZ State Senate 24 Katie Hobbs Democratic 29%
AZ State Senate 27 Catherine Miranda Democratic 29%
AZ State Senate 29 Martin Quezada Democratic 0%
AZ State Senate 30 Robert Meza Democratic 32%
AZ Secretary of State Michele Reagan Republican 61%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jerry Weiers Republican 62%
AZ Supervisor 5 Steve Gallardo 31%
AZ Council Member At-Large David Schapira Democratic 30%
Ed Ableser 34%
Paula Aboud 31%
Frank Antenori 64%
Ben Arredondo 25%
Cecil Ash 63%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 33%
Tom Chabin 29%
Steve Court 64%
Rich Crandall 60%
Chester Crandell 64%
Jeff Dial 65%
Adam Driggs 64%
John Fillmore 70%
Thomas Forese 70%
Doris Goodale 59%
Ron Gould 75%
David Gowan, Sr. 70%
Linda Gray 62%
Rick Gray 69%
Albert Hale 29%
Jack Harper 73%
Matthew Heinz 32%
Jack Jackson, Jr. 28%
Russ Jones 56%
Peggy Judd 59%
Lori Klein 71%
Leah Landrum Taylor 31%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Linda Lopez 29%
Phil Lovas 0%
David Lujan 0%
John McComish 57%
Debbie McCune Davis 30%
Kate McGee 58%
Nancy McLain 56%
Al Melvin 62%
Eric Meyer 31%
Rick Murphy 73%
John Nelson 63%
Justin Olson 71%
Lynne Pancrazi 30%
Daniel Patterson 30%
Justin Pierce 0%
Steve Pierce 69%
Terri Proud 70%
Amanda Reeve 59%
Bob Robson 59%
Carl Seel 71%
David Smith 70%
David Stevens 69%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 60%
Anna Tovar 30%
Steve Urie 65%
Ted Vogt 68%
Jim Weiers 64%
Bruce Wheeler 29%
Vic Williams 67%

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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