Steven Sensmeier

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Arizona House of Representatives
Political Affiliation:
Corporate Security
B.S. Global Security and Intelligence Studies (Minors: International Relations, Global Business)
I'm running for office because we need a new generation of conservative leadership. A great deal of damage has been done to the conservative brand over the last decade, especially among younger voters. If we want to keep the country on the right track we need young people to step up and help lead now so can show that Millennials and Gen Zers that we have the ideas to lead the state and nation forward.
AZ Chamber of Commerce, AZ Tech Council


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* I oppose all attempts to invade the privacy of gun owners by requiring background checks on private sales.
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* Life is sacred. Abortion ends a life and should not be legal except when medically necessary.
4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams. O* This creates an inherently uneven playing field for our young women.
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* So long as it is done in such a way as to not overburden the lowest income earners.
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* This would need to be a program that is phased in over time.
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. S