Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2009 Total Score

Issues: Conservative

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State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 40%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs Republican 76%
AZ U.S. House - 8 Debbie Lesko Republican 64%
AZ State House - 1 Judy Burges Republican 73%
AZ State House - 23 John Kavanagh Republican 66%
AZ State House - 30 Robert Meza Democratic 38%
AZ State Senate - 14 David Gowan, Sr. Republican 61%
AZ State Senate - 15 Nancy Barto Republican 62%
AZ State Senate - 27 Rebecca Rios Democratic 34%
AZ Mayor - At-Large Jerry Weiers Republican 64%
AZ Supervisor - 2 Matthew Heinz 38%
AZ Supervisor - 5 Lynne Pancrazi Democratic 35%
AZ Supervisor Ron Gould 80%
AZ Council Member - 2 Jim Waring 70%
AZ Council Member - At-Large Laurin Hendrix 65%
Ed Ableser 33%
Paula Aboud 31%
Kirk Adams 61%
Amanda Aguirre 38%
Carolyn Allen 51%
Sylvia Allen 71%
Manny Alvarez 36%
Frank Antenori 60%
Cecil Ash 59%
Ray Barnes 59%
Tom Boone 61%
Dave Bradley 35%
Jack Brown 39%
Robert Burns 66%
Meg Burton Cahill 30%
Olivia Cajero Bedford 38%
Chad Campbell 32%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 40%
Tom Chabin 30%
Ken Cheuvront 43%
Steve Court 62%
Rich Crandall 55%
Sam Crump 64%
Chris Deschene 34%
Adam Driggs 61%
Steve Farley 30%
Pat Fleming 29%
Maria Garcia 30%
Martha Garcia 36%
Doris Goodale 58%
Pamela Gorman 75%
Chuck Gray 72%
Linda Gray 63%
Albert Hale 33%
Jack Harper 71%
John Huppenthal 62%
Russ Jones 52%
Bill Konopnicki 49%
Leah Landrum Taylor 33%
Barbara Leff 59%
Phil Lopes 32%
Linda Lopez 30%
David Lujan 31%
Lucy Mason 58%
John McComish 58%
Debbie McCune Davis 42%
Barbara McGuire 37%
Nancy McLain 61%
Al Melvin 58%
Eric Meyer 37%
Catherine Miranda 38%
Steve Montenegro 68%
Rick Murphy 68%
John Nelson 59%
Warde Nichols 61%
Jonathan Paton 60%
Daniel Patterson 35%
Russell Pearce 76%
Steve Pierce 61%
Frank Pratt 59%
Doug Quelland 55%
Michele Reagan 58%
David Schapira 32%
Carl Seel 70%
David Stevens 61%
Jay Tibshraeny 55%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 57%
Anna Tovar 33%
Thayer Verschoor 65%
Rae Waters 37%
Jim Weiers 63%
Vic Williams 56%
Steven Yarbrough 59%
Nancy Young Wright 37%
State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 40%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs R 76%
AZ U.S. House - 8 Debbie Lesko R 64%
AZ State House - 1 Judy Burges R 73%
AZ State House - 23 John Kavanagh R 66%
AZ State House - 30 Robert Meza D 38%
AZ State Senate - 14 David Gowan, Sr. R 61%
AZ State Senate - 15 Nancy Barto R 62%
AZ State Senate - 27 Rebecca Rios D 34%
AZ Mayor - At-Large Jerry Weiers R 64%
AZ Supervisor - 2 Matthew Heinz 38%
AZ Supervisor - 5 Lynne Pancrazi D 35%
AZ Supervisor Ron Gould 80%
AZ Council Member - 2 Jim Waring 70%
AZ Council Member - At-Large Laurin Hendrix 65%
Ed Ableser 33%
Paula Aboud 31%
Kirk Adams 61%
Amanda Aguirre 38%
Carolyn Allen 51%
Sylvia Allen 71%
Manny Alvarez 36%
Frank Antenori 60%
Cecil Ash 59%
Ray Barnes 59%
Tom Boone 61%
Dave Bradley 35%
Jack Brown 39%
Robert Burns 66%
Meg Burton Cahill 30%
Olivia Cajero Bedford 38%
Chad Campbell 32%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 40%
Tom Chabin 30%
Ken Cheuvront 43%
Steve Court 62%
Rich Crandall 55%
Sam Crump 64%
Chris Deschene 34%
Adam Driggs 61%
Steve Farley 30%
Pat Fleming 29%
Maria Garcia 30%
Martha Garcia 36%
Doris Goodale 58%
Pamela Gorman 75%
Chuck Gray 72%
Linda Gray 63%
Albert Hale 33%
Jack Harper 71%
John Huppenthal 62%
Russ Jones 52%
Bill Konopnicki 49%
Leah Landrum Taylor 33%
Barbara Leff 59%
Phil Lopes 32%
Linda Lopez 30%
David Lujan 31%
Lucy Mason 58%
John McComish 58%
Debbie McCune Davis 42%
Barbara McGuire 37%
Nancy McLain 61%
Al Melvin 58%
Eric Meyer 37%
Catherine Miranda 38%
Steve Montenegro 68%
Rick Murphy 68%
John Nelson 59%
Warde Nichols 61%
Jonathan Paton 60%
Daniel Patterson 35%
Russell Pearce 76%
Steve Pierce 61%
Frank Pratt 59%
Doug Quelland 55%
Michele Reagan 58%
David Schapira 32%
Carl Seel 70%
David Stevens 61%
Jay Tibshraeny 55%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 57%
Anna Tovar 33%
Thayer Verschoor 65%
Rae Waters 37%
Jim Weiers 63%
Vic Williams 56%
Steven Yarbrough 59%
Nancy Young Wright 37%
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