The Arizona Legislature has several new members this year, including conservatives who are sticking to the platforms they got elected on. The Arizona Republican Assembly (AZRA) released ratings this week of how the legislators are performing so far this year and said their expectations that it would be “the most conservative Republican Caucus in memory” are proving to be accurate. State Senator Wendy Rogers (R-Flagstaff) scored the highest, 98.5.
AZRA, which describes itself as “the conservative mainstream of the Republican Party,” said in a statement, “The voting record of top twelve and the bottom ten rated House Members are the members we expected to be there. The Senate results are nearly identical on a percentage basis — the top six and bottom six are exactly who we expected to achieve that ranking.”
State Representative Alex Kolodin (R-Scottsdale) scored the highest in the House with 97.9. The highest scorers after Rogers were also in the Senate; State Senator Justine Wadsack (R-Tucson) at 98.5, State Senator Janae Shamp (R-Surprise) at 98.3, with State Senator Jake Hoffman (R-Queen Creek), State Senator Anthony Kern (R-Glendale), and State Senator David Farnsworth tied at 98.2.
The following highest House members were State Representative Rachel Jones (R-Tucson) and State Representative Justin Heap (R-Mesa), tied at 95.6, State Representative Austin Smith (R-Glendale) at 95.5, State Representative Jacqueline Parker (R-Mesa) at 95.4, and State Representative Laurin Hendrix (R-Gilbert) at 94.7.
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