The Republican Liberty Caucus of Arizona held their quarterly meeting on July 24 and unveiled their fourth annual legislative scorecard. The 2021 Liberty Index scores legislators based on the principles of individual liberty, limited government and free markets. Twenty key floor votes were scored, and bonus/penalty points were issued for key committee votes or for cosponsoring certain bills.

The theme for the quarterly meeting was “Principles Matter,” and guest speakers included State Representative Jacqueline Parker and State Senator Warren Petersen. Both spoke about their specific principles they uphold when voting on legislation.

Rep. Jacqueline Parker was given the Rookie of the Year award as the highest scoring freshman legislator, with a Liberty Score of 94. State Senator Warren Petersen was given the Champion of Liberty award for earning the only perfect score in the Senate. After factoring in bonus points, Senator Petersen’s Liberty Score was 102.

AZ Senator Warren Peterson Receives The 2021 Champion of Liberty Award - RLCAZ
RLCAZ Chair Dave Kahn and Secretary/Treasurer Ben Beckhart presenting the Champion of Liberty award to Senator Warren Petersen (center)

State Representative Shawnna Bolick was the only House member to earn a perfect Liberty Score of 100, so she will receive the Champion of Liberty award for the House.

Among the other top scorers were two legislators endorsed by the Republican Liberty Caucus of Arizona. State Representative Travis Grantham, currently serving as the Speaker Pro Tempore, earned a Liberty Score of 95 and State Representative Bret Roberts earned a Liberty Score of 94.

The lowest scoring Republicans were State Representative David Cook at 62 and State Senator Paul Boyer at 68.

See how Arizona’s legislators scored on the 2021 Liberty Index:


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Jessico Bowman is a political activist, serving as the Webmaster and Communications & Public Relations Committee Chairwoman for the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida. She also serves as the Web & Social Media Chairwoman for the Flagler County RLC. Jessico is the former Deputy Treasurer of the Lake Federated Republican Women's Club. She graduated in 2010 from Auburn University with a B.S. in Agricultural Business & Economics, War Eagle! Jessico is an Operations Technology Manager in the financial & insurance industry. As a former business systems analyst, Jessico has experience working in MS SQL, Oracle and coding for web, python and iOS development. She holds developer accounts with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple and various other entities. Jessico is a wife, an avid animal lover, and an active mom of two boys with a passion for volunteerism in her children's education and extracurricular activities. She has previously served as an executive board member, Secretary and Regional Field Coordinator & Scheduler, for Babe Ruth Leagues.


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