Ray Michaels

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Arizona Senate
Political Affiliation:
Continuing Education
As a native Phoenician, I am responding to this call to action and bring a renewed energy, focus and leadership back into the state legislature. As a product of the Scottsdale school system, I have participated in many service organizations, community activities and in school, awarded the Clarence L. Carpenter Award for “Outstanding Youth Senator”. I am proud to say that my family has been in the Valley of the Sun since the 1940’s and I am a dedicated neighbor, Precinct Committeeman and State Delegate for the Arizona Republican Party 2020. As a Christian Conservative, Constitutional Republican and Business Owner, I will serve my constituents as a Statesman and not Politician. My current focus is Overall Public Safety, Education and a Robust Economy for all Arizonans. Foundational pillars include; Limited Government, States Rights, Balanced Budgets, Community Involvement, Family and Faith Based Values, Individual Rights, Self Sustainability, Quality Health Care, Personal Responsibility and Accountability, Small Business Minded, Environmental Stewardship, Life, Liberty, Freedom, and Child Safety and Welfare. I would be honored to be your voice as I serve as Senator and will work tirelessly to achieve the goals of my constituents’. Please consider helping with your vote and contribution at www.RayMichaels4AZ.com


Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals. O
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O
3. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother. S
4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams. O
5. Providing state funding or referrals to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion. O
6. Reforming the Arizona tax code to enact a flat income tax rate. S
7. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable their children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy. S
8. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O
9. Protecting a parent's right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome. S
10. Requiring public schools to teach comprehensive sex education. O
11. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs. S
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. S