Markegard, Steve

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
Political Affiliation:
(206) 261-0010
Retired - Construction Industry Mechanical Insulation Business Owner/Project Mgmnt 40+ yrs
4 year trade school in WA State
Married, 5 children, 2 grandchildren, 1 golden doodle
Christian - non-denominational

As a lifelong follower of current events, after retirement and moving to AZ, I became involved in local politics as Precinct Committeeman. I observed from the people & personally experienced a growing sense of frustration w/­current leadership both inside and outside LD25. Having never served in the military, I view this as a call and my time to fulfill my civic duty to my beloved country at long last.


Response Legend

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

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Interpreting the 2nd Amendment as protecting an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. S
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. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. O
4. Securing the border by preventing all illegal crossings. S
5. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that performs, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion. O
6. 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
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
9. Permitting individuals and businesses to not provide services or promote ideas that violate 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. Enhancing penalties for the sale and possession of fentanyl. S