2009 Legislative Sessions: Education Funding Voting Record by Legislator


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.Legislative Districts are grouped by color for visual differentiation only.
*Resigned in 2010 to run for a Congressional Seat.
SUMMARY VOTING RECORD:  EDUCATION BUDGET LEGISLATION 2009 SESSIONS
Of Total Education Votes Of Actual Votes Cast
District Legislator % For % Against % Didn’t Vote % For % Against
1 Senator Steve Pierce 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
1 Representative Andrew Tobin 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
1 Representative Lucy Mason 10% 90% 0% 10% 90%
2 Senator Albert Hale 50% 5% 45% 91% 9%
2 Representative Chris Deschene 50% 0% 50% 100% 0%
2 Representative Tom Chabin 85% 5% 10% 94% 6%
3 Senator Ron Gould 35% 55% 10% 39% 61%
3 Representative Doris Goodale 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
3 Representative Nancy McClain 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
4 Senator Jack Harper 10% 90% 0% 10% 90%
4 Representative Judy Burges 15% 85% 0% 15% 85%
4 Representative Tom Boone 10% 90% 0% 10% 90%
5 Senator Sylvia Allen 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
5 Representative Bill Konopnicki 25% 70% 5% 26% 74%
5 Representative Jack  Brown 80% 5% 15% 94% 6%
6 Senator Pamela Gorman* 0% 90% 10% 0% 100%
6 Representative Carl Seel 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
6 Representative Sam Crump* 5% 95% 0% 5% 95%
7 Senator Jim Waring* 0% 95% 5% 0% 100%
7 Representative Nancy Barto 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
7 Representative Ray Barnes 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
8 Senator Carolyn Allen 20% 30% 50% 40% 60%
8 Representative John Kavanaugh 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
8 Representative Michele Reagan 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
9 Senator Bob Burns 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
9 Representative Debbie Lesko 0% 95% 5% 0% 100%
9 Representative Rick Murphy 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
10 Senator Linda Gray 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
10 Representative Doug Quelland 55% 35% 10% 61% 39%
10 Representative Jim Weiers 0% 90% 10% 0% 100%
11 Senator Barbara Leff 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
11 Representative Adam Driggs 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
11 Representative Eric Meyer 80% 0% 20% 100% 0%
12 Senator John Nelson 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
12 Representative Jerry Weiers 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
12 Representative Steve Montenegro 0% 95% 5% 0% 100%
13 Senator Richard Miranda 40% 0% 60% 100% 0%
13 Representative Anna Tovar 78% 6% 17% 93% 7%
13 Representative Martha Garcia 45% 5% 50% 90% 10%
14 Senator Debbie McCune Davis 40% 5% 55% 89% 11%
14 Representative Chad Campbell 85% 5% 10% 94% 6%
14 Representative Robert Meza 70% 5% 25% 93% 7%
15 Senator Ken Cheuvront 45% 0% 55% 100% 0%
15 Representative David Lujan 95% 5% 0% 95% 5%
15 Representative Kyrsten Sinema 90% 5% 5% 95% 5%
16 Senator Leah Landrum Taylor 60% 5% 35% 92% 8%
16 Representative Ben Miranda 95% 5% 0% 95% 5%
16 Representative Cloves Campbell, Jr. 55% 5% 40% 92% 8%
17 Senator Meg Burton Cahill 95% 0% 5% 100% 0%
17 Representative David Schapira 90% 5% 5% 95% 5%
17 Representative Ed Ableser 85% 0% 15% 100% 0%
18 Senator Russell Pearce 0% 95% 5% 0% 100%
18 Representative Cecil Ash 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
18 Representative Steve Court 5% 90% 5% 5% 95%
19 Senator Chuck Gray 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
19 Representative Kirk Adams 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
19 Representative Rich Crandall 0% 95% 5% 0% 100%
20 Senator John Huppenthal 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
20 Representative John McComish 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
20 Representative Rae Waters 95% 5% 0% 95% 5%
21 Senator Jay Tibshraeny 10% 65% 25% 13% 87%
21 Representative Steve Yarbrough 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
21 Representative Warde Nichols 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
22 Senator Thayer Verschoor 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
22 Representative Andy Biggs 20% 75% 5% 21% 79%
22 Representative Laurin Hendrix 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
23 Senator Rebecca Rios 55% 5% 40% 92% 8%
23 Representative Barbara McGuire 80% 5% 15% 94% 6%
23 Representative Frank Pratt 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
24 Senator Amanda Aguirre 60% 5% 35% 92% 8%
24 Representative Lynne Pancrazi 75% 5% 20% 94% 6%
24 Representative Russell Jones 0% 95% 5% 0% 100%
25 Senator Manuel Alvarez 70% 5% 25% 93% 7%
25 Representative David Stevens 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
25 Representative Patricia Fleming 95% 5% 0% 95% 5%
26 Senator Al Melvin 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
26 Representative Nancy Young Wright 95% 5% 0% 95% 5%
26 Representative Vic Williams 30% 65% 5% 32% 68%
27 Senator Jorge Garcia 60% 15% 25% 80% 20%
27 Representative Olivia Cajero Bedford 55% 0% 45% 100% 0%
27 Representative Phil Lopes 70% 0% 30% 100% 0%
28 Senator Paula Aboud 55% 5% 40% 92% 8%
28 Representative David Bradley 70% 5% 25% 93% 7%
28 Representative Steve Farley 90% 5% 5% 95% 5%
29 Senator Linda Lopez 55% 5% 40% 92% 8%
29 Representative Daniel Patterson 80% 0% 20% 100% 0%
29 Representative Matt Heinz 30% 5% 65% 86% 14%
30 Senator Jonathan Paton* 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
30 Representative David Gowan 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
30 Representative Frank Antenori 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%

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Our Methodology:

The Arizona Education Network has compiled a summary of all legislators’ voting records pertaining to their support of public education at all levels (K-University) during the 2009 Regular and Special Sessions.  Sifting through all the bills that were passed by the Legislature and sent onto the Governor’s office, AEN found twenty-one (21) different pieces of legislation that dealt directly with public education budgets and the dollars allocated to it.   AEN totaled each legislator’s votes “FOR” and “AGAINST” public education.  AEN also tallied the number of times a legislator did NOT vote on the legislation pertaining to public education budgets. In our state, which is ranked last in education funding,  AEN defines a vote to protect dollars allocated to public education as a vote “FOR” public education.    Conversely, AEN defines a vote to take budget dollars away from public education as a vote “AGAINST” public education.

The summary is organized by district and then by house:  Senate first, followed by the House of Representatives.  The first set of numbers following a legislator’s name provides the percentage of times the legislator voted “FOR” and “AGAINST” public education, as well as the percentages of times that legislator did NOT vote on the legislation.  This percentage was derived using the total number of bills on which the legislator could have voted.

The second set of numbers for each legislator shows the percentage of times he or she voted “FOR” and “AGAINST” public education, adjusted for the number of public education votes missed.  In some cases, adjusting for the number of missed votes resulted in a significant change in a legislator’s numbers.


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Missed Votes:

Several special sessions of the Legislature were called during 2009, requiring legislators to report to the Capitol many times outside of the regular session.  This could be part of the reason your legislator missed votes.  If you are concerned with the number of public education votes your legislator(s) missed, AEN encourages you to contact your legislators to find out why.

For a short summary of each piece of legislation included in this analysis, please see the links below the table.

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Link to Individual Legislation Summaries, PDF Format
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2009 Regular Legislative Session:

First Regular Session SB1029 & HB2640

First Regular Session SB1035 & HB2636

First Regular Session SB1036 & HB2635

First Regular Session SB 1187 & HB2639

First Regular Session SB 1188

First Regular Session HB2028 & SB1189

First Regular Session HB2029 & SB1190

First Regular Session HB2643 & SB1470

First Regular Session HB2648 & SB1480

First Regular Session HB2649 & SB1477

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2009 First Special Legislative Session

First Special Session SB1001 & HB2001

First Special Session SB1006 & HB2006

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2009 Second Special Legislative Session

Second Special Session HB 2001 & SB1001*

* NOTE: This piece of legislation did not directly reduce funding allocated to public education.  However, it increased the ability of Arizonans to make tax credit donations to benefit private education.  These tax credit donations are monies that would otherwise be added to the state’s general fund, increasing the resources available to balance the budget and lessening the need to cut public education and other general welfare expenditures.

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2009 Third Special Legislative Session

Third Special Session HB2001 & SB1013*

Third Special Session HB 2002 & SB1016

Third Special Session HB2006 & SB1020

Third Special Session HB 2011 & SB1027

Third Special Session HB2012

* NOTE: This bill was not included in the final voting statistics table. The bill is neutral on its face. Its only purpose was to give school districts numbers to plan tentative budgets, pending final resolution by the legislature.

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2009 Fourth Special Legislative Session

Fourth Special Session SB1001

Fourth Special Session SB1002

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2009 Fifth Special Legislative Session

Fifth Special Session SB1001

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