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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2013 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House 5 Andy Biggs Republican 74%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 38%
AZ State House 2 Rosanna Gabaldon Democratic 38%
AZ State House 3 Sally Ann Gonzales Democratic 36%
AZ State House 3 Macario Saldate IV Democratic 38%
AZ State House 6 Brenda Barton Republican 63%
AZ State House 6 Bob Thorpe Republican 65%
AZ State House 8 T.J. Shope Republican 61%
AZ State House 12 Eddie Farnsworth Republican 70%
AZ State House 13 Darin Mitchell Republican 72%
AZ State House 13 Don Shooter Republican 66%
AZ State House 15 John Allen Republican 67%
AZ State House 15 Heather Carter Republican 61%
AZ State House 16 Doug Coleman Republican 60%
AZ State House 16 Kelly Townsend Republican 66%
AZ State House 17 Javan Mesnard Republican 65%
AZ State House 19 Mark Cardenas Democratic 41%
AZ State House 20 Paul Boyer Republican 65%
AZ State House 22 David Livingston Republican 63%
AZ State House 23 Michelle Ugenti-Rita Republican 64%
AZ State House 24 Lela Alston Democratic 34%
AZ State Senate 1 Karen Fann Republican 62%
AZ State Senate 2 Andrea Dalessandro Democratic 37%
AZ State Senate 3 Olivia Cajero Bedford Democratic 40%
AZ State Senate 4 Lisa Otondo Democratic 39%
AZ State Senate 5 Sonny Borrelli Republican 62%
AZ State Senate 7 Jamescita Peshlakai Democratic 38%
AZ State Senate 8 Frank Pratt Republican 60%
AZ State Senate 9 Steve Farley Democratic 41%
AZ State Senate 10 Dave Bradley Democratic 42%
AZ State Senate 11 Steve Smith Republican 69%
AZ State Senate 12 Warren Petersen Republican 71%
AZ State Senate 13 Steve Montenegro Republican 68%
AZ State Senate 14 Gail Griffin Republican 69%
AZ State Senate 15 Nancy Barto Republican 64%
AZ State Senate 17 Steven Yarbrough Republican 67%
AZ State Senate 19 Lupe Contreras Democratic 39%
AZ State Senate 20 Kimberly Yee Republican 67%
AZ State Senate 21 Debbie Lesko Republican 68%
AZ State Senate 22 Judy Burges Republican 74%
AZ State Senate 23 John Kavanagh Republican 69%
AZ State Senate 24 Katie Hobbs Democratic 40%
AZ State Senate 25 Bob Worsley Republican 63%
AZ State Senate 26 Juan Mendez Democratic 33%
AZ State Senate 27 Catherine Miranda Democratic 39%
AZ State Senate 29 Martin Quezada Democratic 38%
AZ State Senate 30 Robert Meza Democratic 40%
AZ Secretary of State Michele Reagan Republican 63%
AZ Supervisor 5 Steve Gallardo 37%
Ed Ableser 39%
Chad Campbell 40%
Rich Crandall 53%
Chester Crandell 69%
Jeff Dial 62%
Adam Driggs 65%
Juan Escamilla 42%
Thomas Forese 65%
Doris Goodale 59%
David Gowan, Sr. 65%
Rick Gray 65%
Albert Hale 43%
Lydia Hernandez 38%
Jack Jackson, Jr. 39%
Adam Kwasman 69%
Leah Landrum Taylor 37%
Jonathan Larkin 38%
Linda Lopez 37%
Phil Lovas 61%
Stefanie Mach 40%
John McComish 60%
Debbie McCune Davis 38%
Kate McGee 59%
Barbara McGuire 48%
Al Melvin 65%
Eric Meyer 38%
Rick Murphy 70%
Justin Olson 68%
Ethan Orr 61%
Lynne Pancrazi 42%
Justin Pierce 64%
Steve Pierce 59%
Bob Robson 60%
Carl Seel 70%
Andrew Sherwood 39%
Victoria Steele 39%
David Stevens 65%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 62%
Anna Tovar 39%
Kelli Ward 63%
Bruce Wheeler 39%

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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