Montenegro, Steve

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
Political Affiliation:
Minister/National Political & Legislative Director
Bachelors of Science Political Science / Associates Theology
Biographical Info:

Steve served in the Arizona House for eight years, holding positions like Speaker Pro-Tem and Majority Leader. He was later elected to the State Senate. He voted for the largest tax cuts in state history, the Arizona Jobs Bill, and SB1070. He authored Arizona’s transparency laws, the American Civics Act, and the ban on affirmative action.
He has a 100% pro-life, pro-family, pro-2nd Amendment, and pro-border security voting record, and won the Hero of the Taxpayer and Friend of the Family awards. He has a long record of supporting Arizona’s veterans/bases and helped bring F-35’s to Luke AFB.
Steve was an Arizona delegate for Donald Trump at the National Convention and made numerous appearances on national TV defending the President against liberals like Jorge Ramos and Chris Cuomo. After serving in the legislature, Steve returned to the private sector. He serves as Ministry Pastor at Catalyst Church. He has served as Executive Director for Desert Reach, an organization helping inner-city high school students graduate high school and succeed in life. He has also been active in efforts to improve the integrity and accuracy of our elections.
He and his wife Melissa will celebrate their 13th Anniversary this year. Melissa is a Charter School Administrator and they have two beautiful daughters (Addy and Emmy).


I was asked to run to ensure that our district was represented by proven pro-life & pro-family legislators. With the imminent demise of Roe v Wade finally a likely outcome, it is more important than ever that we elect legislators we can count on to do the right thing.


AZ Free Enterprise Club,

Arizona Association of Realtors


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
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. -