Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2009 Tax and Budget Score

Issues: Conservative

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State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 24%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs Republican 83%
AZ U.S. House - 8 Debbie Lesko Republican 71%
AZ State House - 1 Judy Burges Republican 79%
AZ State House - 23 John Kavanagh Republican 81%
AZ State House - 30 Robert Meza Democratic 29%
AZ State Senate - 14 David Gowan, Sr. Republican 67%
AZ State Senate - 15 Nancy Barto Republican 73%
AZ State Senate - 27 Rebecca Rios Democratic 19%
AZ Mayor - At-Large Jerry Weiers Republican 76%
AZ Supervisor - 2 Matthew Heinz 34%
AZ Supervisor - 5 Lynne Pancrazi Democratic 24%
AZ Supervisor Ron Gould 81%
AZ Council Member - 2 Jim Waring 75%
AZ Council Member - At-Large Laurin Hendrix 73%
Ed Ableser 24%
Paula Aboud 26%
Kirk Adams 71%
Amanda Aguirre 28%
Carolyn Allen 53%
Sylvia Allen 81%
Manny Alvarez 22%
Frank Antenori 65%
Cecil Ash 67%
Ray Barnes 65%
Tom Boone 67%
Dave Bradley 23%
Jack Brown 18%
Robert Burns 72%
Meg Burton Cahill 18%
Olivia Cajero Bedford 29%
Chad Campbell 19%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 31%
Tom Chabin 21%
Ken Cheuvront 40%
Steve Court 67%
Rich Crandall 55%
Sam Crump 79%
Chris Deschene 30%
Adam Driggs 69%
Steve Farley 20%
Pat Fleming 23%
Maria Garcia 17%
Martha Garcia 26%
Doris Goodale 66%
Pamela Gorman 86%
Chuck Gray 86%
Linda Gray 65%
Albert Hale 22%
Jack Harper 72%
John Huppenthal 74%
Russ Jones 54%
Bill Konopnicki 47%
Leah Landrum Taylor 24%
Barbara Leff 64%
Phil Lopes 20%
Linda Lopez 19%
David Lujan 22%
Lucy Mason 60%
John McComish 63%
Debbie McCune Davis 33%
Barbara McGuire 24%
Nancy McLain 69%
Al Melvin 61%
Eric Meyer 25%
Catherine Miranda 27%
Steve Montenegro 81%
Rick Murphy 77%
John Nelson 67%
Warde Nichols 64%
Jonathan Paton 67%
Daniel Patterson 19%
Russell Pearce 92%
Steve Pierce 67%
Frank Pratt 63%
Doug Quelland 53%
Michele Reagan 60%
David Schapira 20%
Carl Seel 79%
David Stevens 67%
Jay Tibshraeny 51%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 63%
Anna Tovar 24%
Thayer Verschoor 69%
Rae Waters 24%
Jim Weiers 71%
Vic Williams 48%
Steven Yarbrough 65%
Nancy Young Wright 27%
State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 24%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs R 83%
AZ U.S. House - 8 Debbie Lesko R 71%
AZ State House - 1 Judy Burges R 79%
AZ State House - 23 John Kavanagh R 81%
AZ State House - 30 Robert Meza D 29%
AZ State Senate - 14 David Gowan, Sr. R 67%
AZ State Senate - 15 Nancy Barto R 73%
AZ State Senate - 27 Rebecca Rios D 19%
AZ Mayor - At-Large Jerry Weiers R 76%
AZ Supervisor - 2 Matthew Heinz 34%
AZ Supervisor - 5 Lynne Pancrazi D 24%
AZ Supervisor Ron Gould 81%
AZ Council Member - 2 Jim Waring 75%
AZ Council Member - At-Large Laurin Hendrix 73%
Ed Ableser 24%
Paula Aboud 26%
Kirk Adams 71%
Amanda Aguirre 28%
Carolyn Allen 53%
Sylvia Allen 81%
Manny Alvarez 22%
Frank Antenori 65%
Cecil Ash 67%
Ray Barnes 65%
Tom Boone 67%
Dave Bradley 23%
Jack Brown 18%
Robert Burns 72%
Meg Burton Cahill 18%
Olivia Cajero Bedford 29%
Chad Campbell 19%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 31%
Tom Chabin 21%
Ken Cheuvront 40%
Steve Court 67%
Rich Crandall 55%
Sam Crump 79%
Chris Deschene 30%
Adam Driggs 69%
Steve Farley 20%
Pat Fleming 23%
Maria Garcia 17%
Martha Garcia 26%
Doris Goodale 66%
Pamela Gorman 86%
Chuck Gray 86%
Linda Gray 65%
Albert Hale 22%
Jack Harper 72%
John Huppenthal 74%
Russ Jones 54%
Bill Konopnicki 47%
Leah Landrum Taylor 24%
Barbara Leff 64%
Phil Lopes 20%
Linda Lopez 19%
David Lujan 22%
Lucy Mason 60%
John McComish 63%
Debbie McCune Davis 33%
Barbara McGuire 24%
Nancy McLain 69%
Al Melvin 61%
Eric Meyer 25%
Catherine Miranda 27%
Steve Montenegro 81%
Rick Murphy 77%
John Nelson 67%
Warde Nichols 64%
Jonathan Paton 67%
Daniel Patterson 19%
Russell Pearce 92%
Steve Pierce 67%
Frank Pratt 63%
Doug Quelland 53%
Michele Reagan 60%
David Schapira 20%
Carl Seel 79%
David Stevens 67%
Jay Tibshraeny 51%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 63%
Anna Tovar 24%
Thayer Verschoor 69%
Rae Waters 24%
Jim Weiers 71%
Vic Williams 48%
Steven Yarbrough 65%
Nancy Young Wright 27%
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