Mike Auerbach

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
City Council
Legal Assistant Certification Georgetown University, B.A Cal State Fullerton, A.A New England Culinary Institute
Scottsdale. It’s the city we love and chose. From the McDowell mountain preserve in the north to iconic Old Town in the south, Scottsdale is a truly special place. We, the residents of Scottsdale, embody its rugged individualism and frontier spirit. I’m Michael Auerbach- a Scottsdale resident, small business owner in the hospitality industry, and lover of our country and our city. Like many of you, I’m concerned about Scottsdale’s future. We face challenges on many fronts. Scottsdale needs… …a leader with the discernment to know how and where to grow – and where not to grow …an advocate committed to protecting our signature events and open spaces …a voice for the principles that encourage a thriving economy and respect individual liberties Let’s protect all that made us love and choose Scottsdale - and keep it thriving and growing for the future. Join me at mikeforscottsdale.com OR Text Scottsdale to 85100 Type ‘y’ wait click link fill in name email cell


Response Legend

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

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Denying federal funding to “sanctuary cities” that do not comply with federal immigration laws S* My travels around the world have given me perspective on what it means to be an American. We are strong, freedom-loving, and defiant.
2. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy S* If I am honored to serve you on the Council, I will protect the first amendment freedoms of every Scottsdale resident.
3. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals O* The issue is not likely to come before the council. I will protect your values and individiual liberties.
4. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that provides, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion O* Life begins at the moment of conception.
5. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother -* Every person has value and dignity.
6. Providing tax breaks to certain industries over others O* I do not agree with picking winners and losers during the application process. Merit based award only.
7. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination ordinances O* Ordinances creating new protected classifications are a solution in search of a problem. So-called "nondiscrimination" laws are not necessary.
8. 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 O* I believe every Arizonan deserves safety and privacy. The Arizona Supreme Court said, "the guarantees of free speech ..they are for everyone."
9. Setting minimum wages above the state minimum wage O* The minimum wage is just that. It is not a living wage. It was never meant to be.
10. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their conscience S* These artist serve all people. They simply can't express every message. Disagreement is not discrimination.