Carbone, Michael

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
Political Affiliation:
Small Business Owner and practicing CFO/Business Manager for schools and municipalities
B.A. in Advertising & Design Minor in Marketing; Masters Public Administration Focusing on Government & Policy
Biographical Info:

Married for over 20 years. I have four Children. Born in Chicago, Illinois. Live in Buckeye Az since 2014. I was the Republican Chair for LD13 for 2 terms, State Committeeman, and a Precinct Committeeman since 2008. I have been elected to a school board in Illinois. Served as Vice-Chair for both my Township Republican organization and as a Young Republican.


I’m a husband, a dad, a small business owner, and someone who has been involved in education issues for years, both in a professional capacity, and as a conservative activist who wanted to make sure that our tax dollars were being properly spent and that parents had a strong voice in the process.

I’m originally from Illinois and I did what I could there to fight for limited government, low taxes, and parental rights, but let’s face it – I was in Illinois, and the powers that be in Chicago, teacher unions, and elsewhere, were hard at work ruining a great state. So while I was cutting spending and balancing budgets in local districts, the system around me was growing uncontrollably, and the swamp was taking over.

So my wife and I packed up the family and moved to Arizona, where individual liberties and common-sense conservative values were valued and celebrated. Now I am fishing, shooting, and getting back into hunting for the first time since I was a kid. Arizona has been awesome for my family and I, however, we are now facing an invasion of sorts from California and other failing states (including New York and Illinois), where people who ruined their states are fleeing for well-functioning states like Arizona. Except they are bringing their failed ideas and bad voting habits with them.

That’s why I agreed to step up and run for office. I know business, I know education, I know how to craft balanced budgets and I know how important it is to keep taxes low and regulations as limited as possible. I know how important local industries and sectors like ranching and agriculture are to our state’s economy. I also know what happens to Arizona if we lose these fights. That’s why I’m 100% committed to fight for Arizona First principles.

I hope you’ll join me in this fight, and on behalf of my wife and our four kids, THANK YOU in advance for your prayers, your time, your support, and your vote.


AZ Free Enterprise Club


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 to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion. O
6. 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
7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S* I don't agree personally with minors and transgender. If a parent thinks counseling will help them to each his own. I would recommend going to their spiritual leader. God created a man and a woman.
9. 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
10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code. S
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. S