Endorsements for State Legislature - 2010 General Election

Below are Humane Voters of Arizona (HVA) legislative candidate endorsements for the general election. This voting guide may not include all candidates that support animal protection. Endorsements are based upon legislative voting records and candidate questionnaire responses. 

Please note that if a candidate does not respond to the questionnaire HVA is unable to make an endorsement.

Some legislative districts are not included because HVA either does not endorse any of the candidates or we did not receive a response to the questionnaire.  Legislative voting records are given more weight than questionnaire responses. We only have legislative report cards for incumbents and former legislators.

Please check the 2010 Legislative Report for voting records of incumbent or former candidates (posted here)

Arizona State House of Representatives Candidates

LD 02   Tom Chabin*   Excellent record on animal protection and voting rights issues

LD 03   Albert Hale    Senate member with excellent record on animal protection and voting rights issues

LD 04   Karina Guerrero #   

LD 05   Shirley McAllister #   

LD 06   Jackie Thrasher #  Former legislator with excellent record on animal protection and voting rights issues                       

LD 08   Eric Meyer* #     Excellent record on animal protection and voting rights issues

LD 07   Aaron Jahneke #

LD 12   Angela Cotera #

LD 13   Richard Miranda  Senator with very good record on animal protection and voting rights issues

LD 13   Anna Tovar*     Excellent record on animal protection and voting rights issues

LD 14   Debbie McCuneDavis*  Senator with very good record on animal protection and voting rights issues

LD 14   Chad Campbell*    Excellent record on animal protection and voting rights issues

LD 15   Lela Alston  #

LD 15   KatieHobbs #

LD 17   Ed Ableser * #   Excellent record on animal protection and voting rights issues

LD 18   Cecil Ash*  #  Mixed voting record but helped on bill affecting animals

LD 20   Rae Waters * #  Excellent  record on animal protection and voting rights issues

LD 21   Linda Macias  #

LD 23   Frank Pratt*      Mixed voting record but sponsored and helped with animal protection bills last session

LD 25   Pat Fleming*     Excellent record on animal protection and voting rights issues

LD 25   Ruben Ortega #

LD 26   Nancy Young Wright*  Excellent record on animal protection and voting rights issues

LD 28   Steve Farley* #  Excellent record on animal protection and voting rights issues

LD 28   Bruce Wheeler #

LD 29   Daniel Patterson*  Excellent record on animal protection and voting rights issues

LD 29   Matt Heinz*  Excellent record on animal protection and voting rights issues

Arizona State Senate Candidates

LD 04   Sue Dolphin #

LD 05   Elaine Bohlmeyer #

LD 06   Pat Flickner #

LD 11   RitaDickinson #

LD 13   Steve Gallardo  Former legislator with excellent record on animal protection and voting rights issues

LD 14   Robert Meza  House member with xcellent record on animal protection and voting rights issues

LD 15   Kyrsten Sinema  House member with excellent record on animal protection and voting rights issues

LD 16   Leah Landrum  * Excellent record on animal protection and voting rights issues

LD 17   David Schapira  House member with excellent record on animal protection and voting rights

LD 18   Andrew Sherwood #

LD 19   Rich Crandall   House member with mixed voting record but sponsored and helped with  animal protection bills last session

LD 23   Rebecca Rios * #  Mixed record last session but overall very good on animal protection and voting rights

LD 26  Al Melvin*  We endorse Sen. Melvin with some misgivings.  We appreciate his sponsorship of SB 1125 (public sale of animals).  However we were disappointed in his inaccessibility on wildlife issues and his vote in favor of SB 1200, HCR 2008 and SB 1159.

LD 27 Olivia Cajero Bedford   House member with excellent record on animal protection and voting  rights 

LD 28   Paula Aboud*  #  Excellent record on animal protection and voting rights issues

LD 29   Linda Lopez *    Excellent record on animal protection and voting rights issues

Notes

*   Incumbent  (for incumbents and former legislators see HVA 2010 Legislative Report & Scorecards)

#   Candidate responded to HVA questionnaire (posted here)

Additional Comments

Humane Voters of Arizona wishes to acknowledge Senator Linda Gray and Representative Nancy Barto, who sponsored measures to protect animals in domestic violence situations. Also, Representative Russell Jones was the only Republican to speak out against SB 1200 on the floor. 

Although these lawmakers do not have a history of supporting animal protection, we were encouraged by their actions and are hopeful that they will continue their efforts.