Altherr, Michelle

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Senate
Political Affiliation:
(623) 522-6652
Couture Design Artist
Associates Degree in Applied Science from Comm. College of Air Force(CCAF)
Married 35 years, one son, two grandsons
Disciple of Christ
Biographical Info:

I was born in Baltimore Maryland but have lived in Arizona for 30 years. I am married 35 years to Frank Altherr; I have one son and two grandsons. I served 15 years in the US Air Force, and I am the Chairman of Legislative District 23. I am also a Precinct Committeeman, State Committeeman, State Delegate and recently elected as National Delegate representing Congressional District 9.


I am a grassroots patriot who proudly stands alongside ‘we the people’. My time in the Air Force has prepared me for service in the Legislature as I was consistently recognized for my leadership qualities as well as my ability to work with people to get the job done. I accomplished this without compromising my integrity. My faith guides me in my decision making and I am determined to fight for policies that prioritize the wellbeing of the citizens and uphold the values that make America great. I have a strong sense of duty and a commitment to servant leadership, and I will work hard to bring back American patriotism, pride and integrity to the office of elected officials.


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* I am a Pro-Life advocate who believes life begins at conception.
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* Children belong to their parents, not any government entity or school system.
12. Enhancing penalties for the sale and possession of fentanyl. S