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Arizona Conservative Coalition Republican Legislator Rankings
Legislative Actions as of 6/14/2013
Last Updated 9/12/2013

Grades can range from +100% (supports Republican principles) 0% (opposes Republican principles).

Ratings will be updated on a weekly basis.

Please refer to our FAQs section located after the strike all bills. It responds to some of the questions we have been getting regarding the grades assigned.

Rank for legislators with the same Grade is determined by bill sponsorship and votes cast. For example, a legislator with 3 committee votes would get a better rank than one with 2 committee votes if they have the same Grade.

Legislators are assigned to a Group based on their latest rating. Note that these have changed from last year.
Over 95 is a Reagan Republican.
Over 90 is a Pro-Freedom Republican.
Over 80 is a Republican.
Over 70 is a Big Government Republican.
Over 50 is a Progressive Republican.
50 or less is a RINO (Republican In Name Only).

All grades shown are cumulative grades as of the date indicated.

Senators

Rank
Legislator
Leg Dist
Latest Grade
Group
1
Judy Burges
22
          92.0
Pro-Freedom Republican
2
Andy Biggs
12
          87.0
Republican
3
Kimberly Yee
20
          86.6
Republican
4
Gail Griffin
14
          83.2
Republican
5
Rick Murphy
21
          79.3
Big Government Republican
6
Steve Yarbrough
17
          78.8
Big Government Republican
7
Nancy Barto
15
          73.8
Big Government Republican
8
Al Melvin
11
          72.7
Big Government Republican
9
Kelli Ward
5
          72.2
Big Government Republican
10
Chester Crandell
6
          71.9
Big Government Republican
11
Don Shooter
13
          71.9
Big Government Republican
12
Michele Reagan
23
          64.1
Progressive Republican
13
Adam Driggs
28
          49.4
RINO
14
Bob Worsley
25
          48.2
RINO
15
John McComish
18
          44.7
RINO
16
Rich Crandall
16
          35.3
RINO
17
Steve Pierce
1
          34.2
RINO


Notes:

1) Senators who left office during the calendar year who were rated on at least one floor vote:

Legislator
Leg Dist
Latest Grade
Group
Reason Left Office
N/A











2) Senators who were appointed during this calendar year:

N/A

3) There are no vacant Republican seats.



Representatives

Rank
Legislator
Leg Dist
Latest Grade
Group
1
Warren Petersen
12
          96.1
Reagan Republican
2
Carl Seel
20
          95.4
Reagan Republican
3
Steve Smith
11
          94.2
Pro-Freedom Republican
4
Darin Mitchell
13
          91.2
Pro-Freedom Republican
5
Steve Montenegro
13
          91.0
Pro-Freedom Republican
6
Eddie Farnsworth
12
          88.6
Republican
7
Adam Kwasman
11
          88.2
Republican
8
Justin Olson
25
          87.3
Republican
9
John Allen
15
          86.3
Republican
10
Kelly Townsend
16
          85.8
Republican
11
David W. Stevens
14
          85.1
Republican
12
Debbie Lesko
21
          83.8
Republican
13
Michelle Ugenti
23
          83.6
Republican
14
John Kavanagh
23
          82.5
Republican
15
David Livingston
22
          81.3
Republican
16
Bob Thorpe
6
          80.0
Republican
17
David M. Gowan Sr.
14
          79.2
Big Government Republican
18
Sonny Borrelli
5
          77.4
Big Government Republican
19
Brenda Barton
6
          76.8
Big Government Republican
20
Javan "J.D." Mesnard
17
          76.4
Big Government Republican
21
Phil Lovas
22
          76.1
Big Government Republican
22
Thomas Forese
17
          74.3
Big Government Republican
23
Rick Gray
21
          73.6
Big Government Republican
24
Karen Fann
1
          72.2
Big Government Republican
25
Justin Pierce
25
          72.0
Big Government Republican
26
Paul Boyer
20
          69.4
Progressive Republican
27
Andy Tobin
1
          67.2
Progressive Republican
28
Jeff Dial
18
          49.0
RINO
29
Ethan Orr
9
          46.4
RINO
30
Doug Coleman
16
          45.6
RINO
31
T.J. Shope
8
          44.7
RINO
32
Doris Goodale
5
          43.7
RINO
33
Bob Robson
18
          42.2
RINO
34
Kate Brophy McGee
28
          42.0
RINO
35
Heather Carter
15
          40.7
RINO
36
Frank Pratt
8
          36.0
RINO


Notes:

1) Representatives who left office during the calendar year who were rated on at least one floor vote:

Legislator
Leg Dist
Latest Grade
Group
Reason Left Office

N/A










2) Representatives who were appointed during this calendar year:

N/A

3) There are no vacant Republican seats.




Average Grades for each Party in each Body of the Legislature

If people tell you, “Political parties don’t mean anything,” show them this table!

Average Grades
Party
Republican
Democrat
Body
House
72
23
Senate
67
 24


Authorized Absences

The President of the Senate and Speaker of the House send members of their bodies to meetings, conferences, and other events to represent the Arizona Senate and House. If these members miss votes while they are away on such an assignment, we do not count any votes they miss. The table below shows absences we have accounted for. Their votes from the start to the end date-times are not counted in our evaluation. Family and medical emergencies also can be excused to prevent votes missed due to those situations from being included in the evaluation for a particular legislator. Dates are in M/D/Y format and the times are in military time (e.g., 15:00=3:00pm).

Member name
start
end
reason
Kelly Townsend
4/23/2013 0:00
4/24/2013 23:59
Family medical emergency
Steve Smith
6/13/2013 12:00
6/14/2013 23:59
Family medical emergency
Warren Petersen
6/4/2013 0:00
6/5/2013 23:59
Family member funeral


Point Reversals for those voting NO who move to reconsider a bill

Sometimes, when a bill is going to be defeated, someone in favor of the bill will vote NO in order to be able to make a motion to reconsider the bill. Only someone who votes NO is allowed to make that motion. That means the person making the motion to reconsider will have to vote NO on the bill even though wanting it to pass in order to be allowed to make the motion to reconsider. In those cases, we score the legislator as though the vote was YES instead of NO since we are trying to score legislators on how their votes affect the bills they vote on. In this special case, for only one legislator per vote taken, a NO vote will be scored as a YES vote since the legislator who is making the motion to reconsider is advancing the bill in this case by casting a NO vote when the bill is facing defeat. This allows the bill to be voted on at a later date when it has a better chance of success. The name of the legislator who makes the motion to reconsider is documented in the legislative record. Only that legislator will be allowed to have a point reversal for this type of situation.

Member Name
Bill Number
Vote Date
Vote Body
Score Type
Action
Heather Carter
SB1244
5/23/2013 10:29
H
floor
THIRD
John McComish
HB2608
5/7/2013 14:33
S
floor
THIRD
Rick Murphy
HB2282
4/18/2013 11:00
S
floor
THIRD

* Update on 9/12/13 due to adding an authorized absence by Kelly Townsend that had not been previously recorded.

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