Austin Smith  

Far-right extremist Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 29. He assumed office on January 9, 2023. His current term ends on January 13, 2025. Smith ran for election to the Arizona House of Representatives to represent District 29. He won in the general election on November 8, 2022. Smith is a member of the radical, pro-insurrectionist "Freedom Caucus".
6 Republican Lawmakers Push Legislation To Ensure Trump Can Stay On Arizona’s Ballot
"Six Republican lawmakers are pushing legislation to ensure former President Donald Trump can stay on Arizona’s ballot, regardless of claims that he violated the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. In other states, the case has been made that the 14th Amendment’s insurrection clause disqualifies Trump from running for president or holding public office. Arizona’s Democratic Secretary of State Adrian Fontes says current state law doesn’t allow him to unilaterally remove Trump from the ballot, but that a decision from the court could potentially have that outcome."
Jan. 23, 2024
Arizona Republican Lawmaker Tells ASU To Cancel Pro-Communism Event

Austin Smith (center) speaks with media outside the Arizona State Capitol on Jan. 9, 2023.

Left is Justine Wadsack. Photo via Fronteras.

"A Republican state lawmaker who previously defended the right to freedom of speech at Arizona’s public universities is now calling on Arizona State University to put a stop to a pro-communism event. Rep. Austin Smith (R-Wittman) served on a legislative committee that criticized ASU for allegedly stifling conservative speech on campus. Earlier this month, Smith said that students of all political persuasions should reach out to him for support." [ . . . ] "Now, Smith is calling on ASU President Michael Crow and the Arizona Board of Regents to condemn and shut down a pro-communism gathering scheduled for Jan. 21."
Jan. 20, 2024
Smith with Paul Gosar

  Mar. 14 2023 Source

  Jan. 3 2023, Source

Another sleeper for Turning Point USA and Charlie Kirk
This is not the only Turning Point candidate running in the 2022 election for the Arizona House. With enough Turning Point sleepers Charlie Kirk could sway a vote.

Aug. 19, 2022. Source

Turning Point Action Events Under Scrutiny By Arizona Secretary Of State Over Election Law Violations
"The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office has started an initial inquiry into whether get-out-the-vote rallies organized by Turning Point Action, a tax-exempt organization led by conservative personality Charlie Kirk, violated campaign finance laws. Though the head of Turning Point Action described the two rallies, held on Saturdays in July at parks in Goodyear and Mesa, as community events designed to educate, the complaint suggests they were designed to promote specific Republican candidates in the August primary election. The complaint, released to The Republic on Monday, was filed by Tyler Montague, a Republican political consultant who heads a group called Public Integrity Alliance. His initial complaint, filed on June 23, mentioned a July 9 Goodyear rally whose online promotion featured Austin Smith, a Turning Point Action employee who was also seeking a state House seat. “This appears to be a possible illegal collaboration between (Turning Point) and Smith,” the complaint said."
Aug. 2, 2022

These Arizona Candidates Still Say Donald Trump Won In 2020, Or They're Not Sure What Happened

The Arizona Republic via The Rose Law Group Reporter

Jul. 15, 2022

"Elected officials and candidates for office in 2022 continue to challenge and question the results of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona.
The results have been examined and re-examined, challenged in court and in a monthslong ballot review. No evidence has been found of widespread fraud or error in the results.
Yet candidates deny the outcome. Others don't quite go as far. But they raise questions about potential irregularities they say could have influenced the vote and should be examined.
The Arizona Republic is listing candidates by category by the race that they are entered in. This list is not complete and will be updated throughout the 2022 election season.

Election deniers

These candidates in Arizona races deny that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election, either in Arizona or nationwide."
US Senate

US House of Representatives


Secretary of state

Attorney general


  • Bob Lettieri, Republican

Arizona Corporation Commission

State Senate

State House of Representatives

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

Read the complete article on The Arizona Republic


Center for Arizona Policy
2022 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Representative LD-29
Question 2: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 4: Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 8: Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues.*
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 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.**
Candidates' Position: Support.
This is in reference to the dangerous and disproven "Reparative Therapy".
**Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

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