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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2012 Positions on Regulation

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House 5 Andy Biggs Republican 86%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 7%
AZ U.S. House 8 Debbie Lesko Republican 71%
AZ State House 1 Steve Pierce Republican 86%
AZ State House 14 Gail Griffin Republican 86%
AZ State House 15 Nancy Barto Republican 64%
AZ State House 16 John Fillmore Republican 86%
AZ State House 23 John Kavanagh Republican 71%
AZ State House 30 Robert Meza Democratic 14%
AZ State Senate 1 Karen Fann Republican 50%
AZ State Senate 3 Sally Gonzales Democratic 7%
AZ State Senate 6 Sylvia Allen Republican 86%
AZ State Senate 8 Frank Pratt Republican 50%
AZ State Senate 12 Eddie Farnsworth Republican 86%
AZ State Senate 14 David Gowan, Sr. Republican 71%
AZ State Senate 15 Heather Carter Republican 50%
AZ State Senate 17 Javan Mesnard Republican 57%
AZ State Senate 21 Rick Gray Republican 71%
AZ State Senate 23 Michelle Ugenti-Rita Republican 64%
AZ State Senate 24 Lela Alston Democratic 0%
AZ State Senate 28 Kate McGee Republican 43%
AZ State Senate 29 Martin Quezada Democratic 7%
AZ Secretary of State Katie Hobbs Democratic 7%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jerry Weiers Republican 71%
AZ Supervisor 5 Steve Gallardo 14%
AZ Council Member At-Large David Schapira Democratic 7%
AZ Treasurer Kimberly Yee Republican 50%
Ed Ableser 14%
Paula Aboud 14%
Frank Antenori 64%
Ben Arredondo 7%
Cecil Ash 50%
Brenda Barton 57%
Judy Burges 86%
Olivia Cajero Bedford 14%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 7%
Tom Chabin 7%
Steve Court 57%
Rich Crandall 43%
Chester Crandell 64%
Jeff Dial 57%
Adam Driggs 57%
Steve Farley 7%
Thomas Forese 71%
Doris Goodale 50%
Ron Gould 86%
Linda Gray 50%
Albert Hale 7%
Jack Harper 71%
Matthew Heinz 7%
Jack Jackson, Jr. 14%
Russ Jones 43%
Peggy Judd 50%
Lori Klein 86%
Leah Landrum Taylor 7%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Linda Lopez 14%
Phil Lovas 64%
David Lujan 7%
John McComish 50%
Debbie McCune Davis 7%
Nancy McLain 50%
Al Melvin 57%
Eric Meyer 7%
Catherine Miranda 7%
Steve Montenegro 79%
Rick Murphy 86%
John Nelson 50%
Justin Olson 71%
Lynne Pancrazi 7%
Daniel Patterson 21%
Justin Pierce 71%
Terri Proud 57%
Michele Reagan 57%
Amanda Reeve 50%
Bob Robson 50%
Macario Saldate IV 7%
Carl Seel 71%
Don Shooter 57%
David Smith 79%
Steve Smith 86%
David Stevens 71%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 57%
Anna Tovar 7%
Steve Urie 57%
Ted Vogt 50%
Jim Weiers 64%
Bruce Wheeler 7%
Vic Williams 57%
Steven Yarbrough 64%

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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