Cuellar LaVoie, Tabatha

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Board of Supervisors
District:
3
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
(480) 363-2352
Age:
53
Occupation:
Attorney
Education:
B.S. Business Management '93 Arizona State University; Juris Doctor '98 Arizona State University; and International MBA '98 Thunderbird School of Global Management
Family:
two children and my husband of 25 years
Religion:
Catholic
Biographical Info:

I was born in Mexico City and legally immigrated to the United States with my grandparents when I was 8 years old. I am a naturalized U.S citizen who has lived in Maricopa County since 1979. My grandparents were entrepreneurs who owned a Mexican food restaurant in South Phoenix. When I was not in school, I helped my family at the restaurant. As a Spanish speaking child, I faced the challenges that come with assimilating into a new culture and language.

With the help of my family and hard work, I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management and a Juris Doctor from Arizona State University, and an International MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. I have spent the past 25 years representing business owners in the areas of business, real estate and technology, while also volunteering my time to various community organizations like the Arizona Kidney Foundation, Teach for America, the Arizona-Mexico Commission and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

I became politically involved in 2021 by volunteering to help a number of grassroots organizations. During that time, I became aware of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. My experience helping those organizations, participating as a roving attorney during the 2022 election, and learning about the Board of Supervisors lead to our family’s decision to run for Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.

Statement:

I am running for Maricopa County Board of Supervisors because my experience and skills working with business owners for the past 25 years will help me create accountability, transparency, and efficiency in government. I will use my experience and skills to provide new ideas and perspectives in solving current and future problems. In particular, we need to restore voter confidence in our elections, find a permanent solution for homelessness and crime, and allocate and use our resources effectively.

Survey

Response Legend

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

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Providing benefits and services such as free housing to undocumented migrants at taxpayer expense. O* Our taxpayer dollars should not be used pay for free housing to undocumented migrants as a result of the Federal government's failure to enforce our immigration laws.
2. Allowing all parents to use tax credits and taxpayer funded empowerment scholarship accounts to enable their children to attend any private school, homeschool, or online academy of their choice. S
3. Interpreting the 2nd Amendment as protecting an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. S* The Second Amendment to the U.S. constitution states: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." Although much debate exists about the syntax and the placement of commas within that sentence, it is clear that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. This is consistent with one of our basic principles, that government exists only with the consent of the governed.
4. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that performs, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion. O* Our money should not fund groups that perform or support abortions. Our tax dollars should be spent on ensuring we have safe neighborhoods, quality infrastructure, a water future, and properly fund our elections.
5. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. O* As an immigrant who went through the naturalization process, fundamental rights are those we learned about through that process.
6. Providing tax breaks to certain industries over others. −* The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors does not create legislation and only enforces Arizona law. This question is not applicable to the position.
7. Adding "sexual orientation," "gender identity," or "gender expression" to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination ordinances. −* This issue does not pertain to the Board of Supervisors. This is up to the Legislature, cities, towns, and the courts.
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S* I will always stand with Parents and their rights to do what they believe is in the best interest of their children.
9. Enhancing penalties for leading and participation in organized retail theft rings. S* I'm a strong proponent of law enforcement and the safety of our communities.
10. Permitting individuals and businesses to not provide services or promote ideas that violate their moral or religious beliefs. S* In 2023, the Supreme Court ruled in 303 Creative v. Elenis that the First Amendment protects citizens from providing a service that violates their religious beliefs. As an attorney, I will follow the constitution and the law.