Slaton, Steven

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
Political Affiliation:
(602) 300-5376
Owner of the Trumped Store Show Low Az.
AA Business
Wife Karen, 3 daughters, 7 grandchildren
Biographical Info:

Steve Slaton served in the United States Army from June 1973 to June 1979, earning an honorable discharge as E-5 Sergeant. He worked as a crew chief/co-pilot on an AH-1G Cobra Attack Helicopter in the United States, 6th Air Cavalry Combat Brigade Fort Hood Texas. Steve served overseas duty in Vietnam and Korea with the 128th Aviation Company, 8th U.S. Army I Corps.

After his military service, Steve obtained an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration from Glendale College, California, in June 1980. He worked as a professional real estate appraiser, keeping up-to-date on developments within the field, reading appraisal and related publications, and attending seminars and courses. Steve employed disciplined real estate appraisal theory and techniques involved in estimating the value of property through researching properties for valuations. He completed several courses related to real property valuation and appraisal techniques at the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business between 2001 and 2003.

Steve moved from California to Arizona in March 1993, and went on to work as a Loop Qualification Technician at CDI Telecommunications from February 2000 to January 2001. He worked in regulated and deregulated environments through Qwest/US West. From 1995 to 2000, Steve worked as a Territory Manager at Magnum Industries, where he established and developed territories throughout the Southwest in the fiberglass industry. His roles included sales, marketing, customer service, and training. In 2007, Steve settled in Northern Arizona, where he would meet his wife, Karen.

During the 2016 Election, Steve and his wife Karen—both proud Trump supporters—operated the Northern Arizona Trump Campaign Office for staff and volunteers. Following the election, they decided to convert it into a Trump-themed retail store despite having no experience running a retail business. They created the Trumped Store, which would go on to become a local landmark and world-renowned tourist attraction because of its fun atmosphere and pro-Trump patriotic merchandise. Steve and Karen still operate the Trump Store, now in its 8th year of business.


To protect our rights against a out of control Federal Government, Work on saving our energy sources-to-stop this insane wind and solar power development which does not provide a base load supply. Provide parents with the power to elect their local school principles, which will provide a stop gap between a out of control school board. Voter integrity, by making it a law for legal voters have to re-register every 2 years, and the voter rolls have to be cleansed by the counties. This will help cut down on the fraud. Then reinforce the Arizona guard bill ARS-26-174, by introducing a Bill to make the Arizona Rangers the Command structure, and make it if the Governor does not call the Guard up say to secure the border, then only a Majority Vote in the Senate or the Arizona House will have the power to di so to protect Arizona Citizens. Look at ways to cut the Out of control Budget. Arizona Debt is $44,261,517, at a 9.49% of our GDP. These are areas I would start on.


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.
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S* If it's for helping them to not identity as another sex/gender.
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