Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2009 Education Score

Issues: Conservative

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State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 64%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs Republican 86%
AZ U.S. House - 8 Debbie Lesko Republican 79%
AZ State House - 1 Judy Burges Republican 79%
AZ State House - 23 John Kavanagh Republican 79%
AZ State House - 30 Robert Meza Democratic 61%
AZ State Senate - 14 David Gowan, Sr. Republican 79%
AZ State Senate - 15 Nancy Barto Republican 75%
AZ State Senate - 27 Rebecca Rios Democratic 46%
AZ Mayor - At-Large Jerry Weiers Republican 96%
AZ Supervisor - 2 Matthew Heinz 46%
AZ Supervisor - 5 Lynne Pancrazi Democratic 57%
AZ Supervisor Ron Gould 83%
AZ Council Member - 2 Jim Waring 92%
AZ Council Member - At-Large Laurin Hendrix 86%
Ed Ableser 46%
Paula Aboud 33%
Kirk Adams 79%
Amanda Aguirre 50%
Carolyn Allen 67%
Sylvia Allen 92%
Manny Alvarez 67%
Frank Antenori 79%
Cecil Ash 79%
Ray Barnes 71%
Tom Boone 79%
Dave Bradley 57%
Jack Brown 54%
Robert Burns 92%
Meg Burton Cahill 46%
Olivia Cajero Bedford 50%
Chad Campbell 43%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 50%
Tom Chabin 50%
Ken Cheuvront 54%
Steve Court 79%
Rich Crandall 57%
Sam Crump 79%
Chris Deschene 43%
Adam Driggs 75%
Steve Farley 46%
Pat Fleming 43%
Maria Garcia 58%
Martha Garcia 46%
Doris Goodale 79%
Pamela Gorman 92%
Chuck Gray 83%
Linda Gray 88%
Albert Hale 50%
Jack Harper 83%
John Huppenthal 92%
Russ Jones 68%
Bill Konopnicki 71%
Leah Landrum Taylor 67%
Barbara Leff 83%
Phil Lopes 50%
Linda Lopez 54%
David Lujan 43%
Lucy Mason 61%
John McComish 79%
Debbie McCune Davis 50%
Barbara McGuire 50%
Nancy McLain 79%
Al Melvin 92%
Eric Meyer 54%
Catherine Miranda 57%
Steve Montenegro 82%
Rick Murphy 93%
John Nelson 92%
Warde Nichols 86%
Jonathan Paton 88%
Daniel Patterson 54%
Russell Pearce 83%
Steve Pierce 92%
Frank Pratt 79%
Doug Quelland 64%
Michele Reagan 75%
David Schapira 57%
Carl Seel 86%
David Stevens 79%
Jay Tibshraeny 75%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 79%
Anna Tovar 36%
Thayer Verschoor 92%
Rae Waters 61%
Jim Weiers 79%
Vic Williams 79%
Steven Yarbrough 86%
Nancy Young Wright 46%
State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 64%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs R 86%
AZ U.S. House - 8 Debbie Lesko R 79%
AZ State House - 1 Judy Burges R 79%
AZ State House - 23 John Kavanagh R 79%
AZ State House - 30 Robert Meza D 61%
AZ State Senate - 14 David Gowan, Sr. R 79%
AZ State Senate - 15 Nancy Barto R 75%
AZ State Senate - 27 Rebecca Rios D 46%
AZ Mayor - At-Large Jerry Weiers R 96%
AZ Supervisor - 2 Matthew Heinz 46%
AZ Supervisor - 5 Lynne Pancrazi D 57%
AZ Supervisor Ron Gould 83%
AZ Council Member - 2 Jim Waring 92%
AZ Council Member - At-Large Laurin Hendrix 86%
Ed Ableser 46%
Paula Aboud 33%
Kirk Adams 79%
Amanda Aguirre 50%
Carolyn Allen 67%
Sylvia Allen 92%
Manny Alvarez 67%
Frank Antenori 79%
Cecil Ash 79%
Ray Barnes 71%
Tom Boone 79%
Dave Bradley 57%
Jack Brown 54%
Robert Burns 92%
Meg Burton Cahill 46%
Olivia Cajero Bedford 50%
Chad Campbell 43%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 50%
Tom Chabin 50%
Ken Cheuvront 54%
Steve Court 79%
Rich Crandall 57%
Sam Crump 79%
Chris Deschene 43%
Adam Driggs 75%
Steve Farley 46%
Pat Fleming 43%
Maria Garcia 58%
Martha Garcia 46%
Doris Goodale 79%
Pamela Gorman 92%
Chuck Gray 83%
Linda Gray 88%
Albert Hale 50%
Jack Harper 83%
John Huppenthal 92%
Russ Jones 68%
Bill Konopnicki 71%
Leah Landrum Taylor 67%
Barbara Leff 83%
Phil Lopes 50%
Linda Lopez 54%
David Lujan 43%
Lucy Mason 61%
John McComish 79%
Debbie McCune Davis 50%
Barbara McGuire 50%
Nancy McLain 79%
Al Melvin 92%
Eric Meyer 54%
Catherine Miranda 57%
Steve Montenegro 82%
Rick Murphy 93%
John Nelson 92%
Warde Nichols 86%
Jonathan Paton 88%
Daniel Patterson 54%
Russell Pearce 83%
Steve Pierce 92%
Frank Pratt 79%
Doug Quelland 64%
Michele Reagan 75%
David Schapira 57%
Carl Seel 86%
David Stevens 79%
Jay Tibshraeny 75%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 79%
Anna Tovar 36%
Thayer Verschoor 92%
Rae Waters 61%
Jim Weiers 79%
Vic Williams 79%
Steven Yarbrough 86%
Nancy Young Wright 46%
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