Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2009 Regulation Score

Issues: Conservative

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State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 43%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs Republican 75%
AZ U.S. House - 8 Debbie Lesko Republican 55%
AZ State House - 1 Judy Burges Republican 67%
AZ State House - 23 John Kavanagh Republican 52%
AZ State House - 30 Robert Meza Democratic 38%
AZ State Senate - 14 David Gowan, Sr. Republican 50%
AZ State Senate - 15 Nancy Barto Republican 50%
AZ State Senate - 27 Rebecca Rios Democratic 39%
AZ Mayor - At-Large Jerry Weiers Republican 52%
AZ Supervisor - 2 Matthew Heinz 35%
AZ Supervisor - 5 Lynne Pancrazi Democratic 39%
AZ Supervisor Ron Gould 83%
AZ Council Member - 2 Jim Waring 64%
AZ Council Member - At-Large Laurin Hendrix 57%
Ed Ableser 39%
Paula Aboud 31%
Kirk Adams 50%
Amanda Aguirre 39%
Carolyn Allen 47%
Sylvia Allen 61%
Manny Alvarez 33%
Frank Antenori 52%
Cecil Ash 52%
Ray Barnes 56%
Tom Boone 55%
Dave Bradley 36%
Jack Brown 39%
Robert Burns 50%
Meg Burton Cahill 29%
Olivia Cajero Bedford 39%
Chad Campbell 33%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 44%
Tom Chabin 33%
Ken Cheuvront 46%
Steve Court 55%
Rich Crandall 55%
Sam Crump 50%
Chris Deschene 35%
Adam Driggs 54%
Steve Farley 31%
Pat Fleming 29%
Maria Garcia 38%
Martha Garcia 38%
Doris Goodale 50%
Pamela Gorman 64%
Chuck Gray 64%
Linda Gray 51%
Albert Hale 39%
Jack Harper 69%
John Huppenthal 44%
Russ Jones 50%
Bill Konopnicki 46%
Leah Landrum Taylor 33%
Barbara Leff 42%
Phil Lopes 35%
Linda Lopez 29%
David Lujan 32%
Lucy Mason 62%
John McComish 50%
Debbie McCune Davis 40%
Barbara McGuire 43%
Nancy McLain 48%
Al Melvin 42%
Eric Meyer 42%
Catherine Miranda 38%
Steve Montenegro 57%
Rick Murphy 62%
John Nelson 38%
Warde Nichols 54%
Jonathan Paton 46%
Daniel Patterson 37%
Russell Pearce 67%
Steve Pierce 44%
Frank Pratt 50%
Doug Quelland 51%
Michele Reagan 52%
David Schapira 35%
Carl Seel 60%
David Stevens 52%
Jay Tibshraeny 47%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 48%
Anna Tovar 33%
Thayer Verschoor 50%
Rae Waters 36%
Jim Weiers 55%
Vic Williams 52%
Steven Yarbrough 50%
Nancy Young Wright 37%
State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 43%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs R 75%
AZ U.S. House - 8 Debbie Lesko R 55%
AZ State House - 1 Judy Burges R 67%
AZ State House - 23 John Kavanagh R 52%
AZ State House - 30 Robert Meza D 38%
AZ State Senate - 14 David Gowan, Sr. R 50%
AZ State Senate - 15 Nancy Barto R 50%
AZ State Senate - 27 Rebecca Rios D 39%
AZ Mayor - At-Large Jerry Weiers R 52%
AZ Supervisor - 2 Matthew Heinz 35%
AZ Supervisor - 5 Lynne Pancrazi D 39%
AZ Supervisor Ron Gould 83%
AZ Council Member - 2 Jim Waring 64%
AZ Council Member - At-Large Laurin Hendrix 57%
Ed Ableser 39%
Paula Aboud 31%
Kirk Adams 50%
Amanda Aguirre 39%
Carolyn Allen 47%
Sylvia Allen 61%
Manny Alvarez 33%
Frank Antenori 52%
Cecil Ash 52%
Ray Barnes 56%
Tom Boone 55%
Dave Bradley 36%
Jack Brown 39%
Robert Burns 50%
Meg Burton Cahill 29%
Olivia Cajero Bedford 39%
Chad Campbell 33%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 44%
Tom Chabin 33%
Ken Cheuvront 46%
Steve Court 55%
Rich Crandall 55%
Sam Crump 50%
Chris Deschene 35%
Adam Driggs 54%
Steve Farley 31%
Pat Fleming 29%
Maria Garcia 38%
Martha Garcia 38%
Doris Goodale 50%
Pamela Gorman 64%
Chuck Gray 64%
Linda Gray 51%
Albert Hale 39%
Jack Harper 69%
John Huppenthal 44%
Russ Jones 50%
Bill Konopnicki 46%
Leah Landrum Taylor 33%
Barbara Leff 42%
Phil Lopes 35%
Linda Lopez 29%
David Lujan 32%
Lucy Mason 62%
John McComish 50%
Debbie McCune Davis 40%
Barbara McGuire 43%
Nancy McLain 48%
Al Melvin 42%
Eric Meyer 42%
Catherine Miranda 38%
Steve Montenegro 57%
Rick Murphy 62%
John Nelson 38%
Warde Nichols 54%
Jonathan Paton 46%
Daniel Patterson 37%
Russell Pearce 67%
Steve Pierce 44%
Frank Pratt 50%
Doug Quelland 51%
Michele Reagan 52%
David Schapira 35%
Carl Seel 60%
David Stevens 52%
Jay Tibshraeny 47%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 48%
Anna Tovar 33%
Thayer Verschoor 50%
Rae Waters 36%
Jim Weiers 55%
Vic Williams 52%
Steven Yarbrough 50%
Nancy Young Wright 37%
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