WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Club for Growth today announced Defender of Economic Freedom awards for Arizona state legislators — 3 House members and 2 Senators — whose voting records distinguished them as champions of economic liberty for their high score on the new Club for Growth Foundation 2020 Arizona State Legislative Scorecard.
Elected officials who, on the Foundation’s scorecard, score 90% or better in a given calendar year and maintain lifetime scores of 90% or better are recognized by the Club for Growth as Defenders of Economic Freedom. In Arizona, for 2020, State House legislators Warren Petersen (HD-12), Travis Grantham (HD-12), and Anthony Kern (HD-20) received this award. In the State Senate, David Farnsworth (SD-16) and Eddie Farnsworth (SD-12) received the award. Petersen received a perfect 100%.
“The Club for Growth is looking at how state legislatures perform in terms of pro-growth policies, and we are recognizing the best pro-growth voting records in Arizona,” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh. “We believe that this scorecard will help inform citizens and entrepreneurs about who supports the policies that are good for economic prosperity.”
Key Takeaways on Arizona’s 2020 Scorecard:
Average Republican Score: 73%
Average Democrat Score: 5%
Highest Rated Republican: Sens. David Farnsworth and Eddie Farnsworth, both at 92%
Lowest Rated Republican: Sen. Heather Carter, 53%
Highest Rated Democrat: Sen. Victoria Steele, 16%
Lowest Rated Democrats: Multiple at 0%
Average Republican Score: 78%
Average Democrat Score: 21%
Highest Rated Republicans: Rep. Warren Petersen, 100%
Lowest Rated Republican: Multiple at 68%
Highest Rated Democrat: Reps. Alma Hernandez and Daniel Hernandez, both at 30%
Lowest Rated Democrats: Multiple with 13%