Ugenti-Rita, Michelle

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Board of Supervisors
Political Affiliation:
Biographical Info:

I am honored to have served in the Arizona legislature for 12 years (2010-2022), I am a mother of three children plus a fur baby Pomeranian named Wolfie. I am a native and lifelong resident of Scottsdale. My mother is Norwegian born, my father is a second generation Italian and I have four siblings. I have worked as a commercial real estate agent and I currently own my own consulting firm. I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the W.P. Carey School of Business. In addition to working my way through college, I played rugby for the ASU Women’s Rugby Club team.


I am running for office because of the failed representation currently serving on the Board of Supervisors and the need for change. For too long the Board has been controlled by the bureaucracy and vested special interests who reign with an iron grip.

District 2 is a Republican district and the voters want and deserve a Supervisor who reflects their conservative principles. Having lived in the district my entire life and represented it in the state legislature for 12 years, I am well aware of how the voters feel. They are concerned with skyrocketing inflation and rising prices, increasing crime and growing homelessness, open borders, woke gender politics, and reckless government spending and overreach that is burdening families and businesses. A dismal record for a Board controlled by four Republicans.

I have an unmatched record of successfully delivering conservative results which has earned me the support of US Congressman David Schweikert, Congressional Candidate Abe Hamedeh, former Arizona AG Mark Brnovich, six state legislators and two council members from District 2. This is an unprecedented rebuke of an incumbent and shows the need and desire for the change they collectively know I can and will bring to the Board.


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
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
4. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that performs, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion. O
5. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. O
6. Providing tax breaks to certain industries over others. O
7. Adding "sexual orientation," "gender identity," or "gender expression" to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination ordinances. O
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S
9. Enhancing penalties for leading and participation in organized retail theft rings. S
10. Permitting individuals and businesses to not provide services or promote ideas that violate their moral or religious beliefs. S