Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2012 Positions on Education

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House-5 Andy Biggs R 71%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ruben Gallego D 71%
AZ State House-3 Sally Ann Gonzales D 86%
AZ State House-3 Macario Saldate IV D 71%
AZ State House-6 Brenda Barton R 93%
AZ State House-12 Eddie Farnsworth R 71%
AZ State House-13 Don Shooter R 100%
AZ State House-15 Heather Carter R 93%
AZ State House-17 Javan Mesnard R 93%
AZ State House-23 Michelle Ugenti-Rita R 86%
AZ State House-24 Lela Alston D 86%
AZ State Senate-1 Karen Fann R 93%
AZ State Senate-3 Olivia Cajero Bedford D 79%
AZ State Senate-6 Sylvia Allen R 93%
AZ State Senate-8 Frank Pratt R 93%
AZ State Senate-9 Steve Farley D 86%
AZ State Senate-11 Steve Smith R 93%
AZ State Senate-13 Steve Montenegro R 93%
AZ State Senate-14 Gail Griffin R 93%
AZ State Senate-15 Nancy Barto R 93%
AZ State Senate-17 Steven Yarbrough R 100%
AZ State Senate-20 Kimberly Yee R 93%
AZ State Senate-21 Debbie Lesko R 93%
AZ State Senate-22 Judy Burges R 93%
AZ State Senate-23 John Kavanagh R 93%
AZ State Senate-24 Katie Hobbs D 86%
AZ State Senate-27 Catherine Miranda D 64%
AZ State Senate-29 Martin Quezada D 50%
AZ State Senate-30 Robert Meza D 79%
AZ Secretary of State Michele Reagan R 93%
AZ Commissioner of Education Rich Crandall N/A 93%
AZ Mayor-At-Large Jerry Weiers R 93%
AZ Supervisor-5 Steve Gallardo D 79%
AZ Council Member-At-Large David Schapira D 86%
Ed Ableser 71%
Paula Aboud 71%
Frank Antenori 93%
Ben Arredondo 71%
Cecil Ash 93%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 86%
Tom Chabin 86%
Steve Court 93%
Chester Crandell 93%
Jeff Dial 93%
Adam Driggs 93%
John Fillmore 64%
Thomas Forese 93%
Doris Goodale 93%
Ron Gould 79%
David Gowan, Sr. 93%
Linda Gray 100%
Rick Gray 93%
Albert Hale 79%
Jack Harper 93%
Matthew Heinz 86%
Jack Jackson, Jr. 86%
Russ Jones 93%
Peggy Judd 93%
Lori Klein 93%
Leah Landrum Taylor 86%
Jerry Lewis 93%
Linda Lopez 71%
Phil Lovas 93%
David Lujan 79%
John McComish 93%
Debbie McCune Davis 86%
Kate McGee 93%
Nancy McLain 93%
Al Melvin 100%
Eric Meyer 86%
Rick Murphy 93%
John Nelson 93%
Justin Olson 93%
Lynne Pancrazi 79%
Daniel Patterson 86%
Justin Pierce 93%
Steve Pierce 100%
Terri Proud 93%
Amanda Reeve 93%
Bob Robson 93%
Carl Seel 93%
David Smith 71%
David Stevens 93%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 93%
Anna Tovar 71%
Steve Urie 93%
Ted Vogt 93%
Jim Weiers 93%
Bruce Wheeler 86%
Vic Williams 93%

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