Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2012 Positions on Constitutional Government

Issues: Conservative

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State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs Republican 86%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 14%
AZ U.S. House - 8 Debbie Lesko Republican 71%
AZ State House - 1 Judy Burges Republican 86%
AZ State House - 6 Brenda Barton Republican 71%
AZ State House - 14 Gail Griffin Republican 79%
AZ State House - 16 John Fillmore Republican 86%
AZ State House - 23 John Kavanagh Republican 79%
AZ State House - 30 Robert Meza Democratic 21%
AZ State Senate - 1 Karen Fann Republican 64%
AZ State Senate - 3 Sally Gonzales Democratic 7%
AZ State Senate - 14 David Gowan, Sr. Republican 71%
AZ State Senate - 15 Nancy Barto Republican 71%
AZ State Senate - 17 Javan Mesnard Republican 71%
AZ State Senate - 21 Rick Gray Republican 79%
AZ State Senate - 23 Michelle Ugenti-Rita Republican 79%
AZ State Senate - 24 Lela Alston Democratic 7%
AZ State Senate - 29 Martín Quezada Democratic 7%
AZ Secretary of State Katie Hobbs Democratic 7%
AZ Mayor - At-Large Jerry Weiers Republican 71%
AZ Supervisor - 2 Matthew Heinz 21%
AZ Supervisor - 3 Peggy Judd 71%
AZ Supervisor - 5 Steve Gallardo 21%
AZ Supervisor - 5 Lynne Pancrazi Democratic 21%
AZ Supervisor Ron Gould 86%
AZ Treasurer Kimberly Yee Republican 64%
Ed Ableser 21%
Paula Aboud 14%
Sylvia Allen 86%
Frank Antenori 64%
Ben Arredondo 14%
Cecil Ash 71%
Olivia Cajero Bedford 21%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 21%
Heather Carter 64%
Tom Chabin 21%
Steve Court 71%
Rich Crandall 64%
Chester Crandell 71%
Jeff Dial 71%
Adam Driggs 64%
Steve Farley 21%
Eddie Farnsworth 86%
Thomas Forese 86%
Doris Goodale 71%
Linda Gray 64%
Albert Hale 21%
Jack Harper 79%
Jack Jackson, Jr. 14%
Russ Jones 50%
Lori Klein 71%
Leah Landrum Taylor 14%
Jerry Lewis 64%
Linda Lopez 14%
Phil Lovas 86%
David Lujan 21%
John McComish 64%
Debbie McCune Davis 7%
Kate McGee 57%
Nancy McLain 57%
Al Melvin 71%
Eric Meyer 36%
Catherine Miranda 14%
Steve Montenegro 86%
Rick Murphy 86%
John Nelson 64%
Justin Olson 86%
Daniel Patterson 21%
Justin Pierce 86%
Steve Pierce 64%
Frank Pratt 64%
Terri Proud 71%
Michele Reagan 64%
Amanda Reeve 57%
Bob Robson 71%
Macario Saldate IV 21%
David Schapira 14%
Carl Seel 86%
Don Shooter 71%
David Smith 86%
Steve Smith 86%
David Stevens 71%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 64%
Anna Tovar 21%
Steve Urie 71%
Ted Vogt 71%
Jim Weiers 64%
Bruce Wheeler 21%
Vic Williams 86%
Steven Yarbrough 71%
State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs R 86%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 14%
AZ U.S. House - 8 Debbie Lesko R 71%
AZ State House - 1 Judy Burges R 86%
AZ State House - 6 Brenda Barton R 71%
AZ State House - 14 Gail Griffin R 79%
AZ State House - 16 John Fillmore R 86%
AZ State House - 23 John Kavanagh R 79%
AZ State House - 30 Robert Meza D 21%
AZ State Senate - 1 Karen Fann R 64%
AZ State Senate - 3 Sally Gonzales D 7%
AZ State Senate - 14 David Gowan, Sr. R 71%
AZ State Senate - 15 Nancy Barto R 71%
AZ State Senate - 17 Javan Mesnard R 71%
AZ State Senate - 21 Rick Gray R 79%
AZ State Senate - 23 Michelle Ugenti-Rita R 79%
AZ State Senate - 24 Lela Alston D 7%
AZ State Senate - 29 Martín Quezada D 7%
AZ Secretary of State Katie Hobbs D 7%
AZ Mayor - At-Large Jerry Weiers R 71%
AZ Supervisor - 2 Matthew Heinz 21%
AZ Supervisor - 3 Peggy Judd 71%
AZ Supervisor - 5 Steve Gallardo 21%
AZ Supervisor - 5 Lynne Pancrazi D 21%
AZ Supervisor Ron Gould 86%
AZ Treasurer Kimberly Yee R 64%
Ed Ableser 21%
Paula Aboud 14%
Sylvia Allen 86%
Frank Antenori 64%
Ben Arredondo 14%
Cecil Ash 71%
Olivia Cajero Bedford 21%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 21%
Heather Carter 64%
Tom Chabin 21%
Steve Court 71%
Rich Crandall 64%
Chester Crandell 71%
Jeff Dial 71%
Adam Driggs 64%
Steve Farley 21%
Eddie Farnsworth 86%
Thomas Forese 86%
Doris Goodale 71%
Linda Gray 64%
Albert Hale 21%
Jack Harper 79%
Jack Jackson, Jr. 14%
Russ Jones 50%
Lori Klein 71%
Leah Landrum Taylor 14%
Jerry Lewis 64%
Linda Lopez 14%
Phil Lovas 86%
David Lujan 21%
John McComish 64%
Debbie McCune Davis 7%
Kate McGee 57%
Nancy McLain 57%
Al Melvin 71%
Eric Meyer 36%
Catherine Miranda 14%
Steve Montenegro 86%
Rick Murphy 86%
John Nelson 64%
Justin Olson 86%
Daniel Patterson 21%
Justin Pierce 86%
Steve Pierce 64%
Frank Pratt 64%
Terri Proud 71%
Michele Reagan 64%
Amanda Reeve 57%
Bob Robson 71%
Macario Saldate IV 21%
David Schapira 14%
Carl Seel 86%
Don Shooter 71%
David Smith 86%
Steve Smith 86%
David Stevens 71%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 64%
Anna Tovar 21%
Steve Urie 71%
Ted Vogt 71%
Jim Weiers 64%
Bruce Wheeler 21%
Vic Williams 86%
Steven Yarbrough 71%
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