Steve Montenegro

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Arizona House of Representatives
Political Affiliation:
Pastor / Consultant
Bachelors of Science in Political Science & Associates in Theology
God has blessed me with my amazing wife Melissa and two beautiful girls, Addy (7 years) and Emmy (6 months).
I was honored to serve in the Legislature as a reliable conservative who led on tough issues like stopping abortion, protecting religious liberty, school choice and marriage, passing the largest tax cuts in state history, and ending affirmative action. As a 2016 Arizona delegate for Donald Trump I made numerous appearances on TV defending him against liberals like Jorge Ramos and Chris Cuomo. I later returned to the private sector, where I serve as Ministry Pastor at Catalyst Church and Executive Director for Desert Reach. I was asked to run again because our hard-fought conservative gains are in danger from socialistic Democrats and weak Republicans. I agreed to do it because I’m as committed as ever to fighting for life, families, and our traditional values.


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 or referrals to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion. O
6. Reforming the Arizona tax code to enact a flat income tax rate. S
7. 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
8. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O
9. Protecting a parent's right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome. S
10. Requiring public schools to teach comprehensive sex education. O
11. 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
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. -* I am both concerned and intrigued and look forward to learning more.