Michelle Ugenti-Rita

 

MAGA Republican extremist and serial homophobe Michelle Ugenti-Rita was a member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 23. She assumed office on January 14, 2019. She left office on January 9, 2023. Ugenti-Rita ran for election for Arizona Secretary of State. She lost in the Republican primary on August 2, 2022. Ugenti-Rita is a former Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 23 from 2011 to 2019. Ugenti-Rita was unable to run for re-election in 2018 to the Arizona House of Representatives because of term limits. In January 2019, she sponsored legislation which would prohibit voters who received early vote ballots from casting those votes at polling places before or on election day (they would only be allowed to cast them through mail). Ugenti has sponsored a number of bills making it harder to put ballot initiatives up to voters. In 2021, she supported legislation that would require voters in Arizona who vote by mail to include identification paperwork along with their ballots. She also supported legislation that would purge registered voters from early voting vote rolls. She is on the Primary ballot in 2024 for Maricopa County Supervisor for District 2.
Trans and Homophobic
"A picture is worth a thousand words".
 
Source: X.
Arizona Politician Accuses Opponent Of Promoting Books Inappropriate For Public Libraries
"Michelle Ugenti-Rita, a former state lawmaker, plans to challenge incumbent supervisor Thomas Galvin next year. “(Galvin) is a board member of the library district. They are promoting sexually explicit content promoting, not making it available, promoting it on social media,” Michelle Ugenti-Rita said." [ . . . ] "To back up her claims, Ugenti-Rita directed us to her social media feed on X, formerly known as Twitter. In one example, she commented on a county library post from June showing a display of LGBTQ+ books. However, library officials said the books in that picture were not sexually explicit and that these books were selected as part of “pride month,” which is celebrated every June."
Sep. 25, 2023
GOP Arizona Legislators, Including Leaders Of The House And Senate, Subpoenaed To Testify In Special Counsel Probe Of Trump
"At least three Arizona Republican state legislators have been subpoenaed by the U.S. Justice Department’s special counsel, Jack Smith, as part of the criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump and his efforts to reverse his 2020 election loss. The federal grand jury subpoenas were issued to Senate President Warren Petersen, Sen. Sonny Borrelli and House Speaker Ben Toma. And at least one former state senator, Michelle Ugenti-Rita, who led the Senate’s Election Committee in 2021, received a subpoena. All four have been ordered to produce records and travel to Washington, D.C., to testify."
Feb. 17, 2023
Center for Arizona Policy
2022 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: Secretary of State
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.
Shame On Every Republican Who Voted To Sabotage Arizona's Schools
"It’s not surprising that our leaders finally broke down and agreed to allow the public schools to spend money that’s already sitting in their bank accounts – money the Legislature appropriated last June. What is stunning is that 20 Republicans – 14 in the House and six in the Senate – actually voted to stiff the schools and to heck with the impact on the one million Arizona children who attend them."
Feb. 22, 2022
GOP Senator Wants To Cancel 2022 Vote On In-State Tuition For Dreamers Because GOP Senators Were In The Minority
"A Republican lawmaker says voters shouldn’t get to weigh in on a ballot measure next year that would repeal a state law prohibiting undocumented students from accessing in-state tuition at public universities and community colleges because not enough Republicans supported the proposal."
Nov. 18, 2021
After Being Booed At Trump Rally, Ugenti-Rita Criticizes The Senate’s Election ‘Audit’
"After being booed off the stage at a weekend rally headlined by former President Donald Trump, Republican state senator and secretary of state hopeful Michelle Ugenti-Rita publicly lashed out at the Senate’s “botched” election review and defended her record on election integrity over criticism for voting against a fellow GOP senator’s election legislation. Ugenti-Rita, a Scottsdale Republican who’s long been one the legislature’s most prominent Arizona advocates for “election integrity” legislation, was among the roster of candidates and political figures with speaking slots at the “Rally to Protect Our Elections,” an event hosted by Turning Point Action, an arm of the conservative organization Turning Point USA. Boos filled the auditorium at Arizona Federal Theatre as soon as Ugenti-Rita began her remarks, rising in volume and intensity as she struggled to finish her speech."
Jul. 26, 2021
Michelle Ugenti-Rita's Problem Isn't Her Voter Bill. It's What She Thinks Of The Audit
"Ugenti-Rita, a Republican who chairs the Senate Government Committee, is the architect of legislation that purges – and renames, by necessity – the Permanent Early Voting List of voters who don’t cast a ballot in any election over the stretch of two election cycles."
May 27, 2021
Republican Lawmakers In Arizona Are Scheming To Block The 'Wrong' Sort Of Voters
"Not content with simply scheming to make it more difficult to vote, Arizona GOP lawmakers now are moving on to making it more difficult even to register to vote"
Feb. 2, 2021
Center for Arizona Policy
2020 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Senate LD-23
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 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.*
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 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.**
Candidates' Position: Support.
*  This is in reference to the dangerous and disproven "Reparative Therapy".
**Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
Avoid An All-Mail Election By Calling Out The National Guard? Oh, Come On...
"A Scottsdale legislator is so worried about an all-mail ballot that she's willing to call out the National Guard to avoid such a scary prospect."
Apr. 10, 2020
Arizona Lawmakers Call For Investigation Of Michelle Ugenti-Rita After Lobbyist's Claims
Feb. 6, 2020
Lobbyist: Ugenti-Rita Sexually Harassed Her Before Shooter Expulsion
Feb. 3, 2020
Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita Wants To Make It Harder For You To Vote. Don't Let Her
Jan. 30, 2019
Center for Arizona Policy
2018 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Senate LD-23
Question 4: 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 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.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
*  This is in reference to the dangerous and disproven "Reparative Therapy".
Republican Bill Targets Power Of New Democratic Maricopa County Recorder
Feb. 22, 2017
Center for Arizona Policy
2016 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Representative LD-23
Question 4: 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 6: Prohibiting government from discriminating against an individual, organization, or small business based on their beliefs about marriage.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
Question 10: Implementing policies to allow students and faculty to use the restroom, locker room, and shower room that aligns with their gender identity.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
When Winning Arizona Elections Is More Important Than Running Elections
Mar. 27, 2016
Center for Arizona Policy
2014 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Representative LD-23
Question 9: Arizona’s voter-approved constitutional definition of marriage should be defended to the fullest extent legally possible.
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 11: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in antidiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 15: 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
Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
Arizona’s Political Circus
Jun. 4, 2014
List Of Arizona Republicans Who Voted For Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill
Feb. 28, 2014
Arizona Homeowners Outraged With Rep Michelle Ugenti & Gov Brewer
Jul. 2, 2013
Arizona Politician Parodied By Fake Twitter Accounts Pushes Bill To Make Online Impersonation A Felony
Feb. 6, 2013
Center for Arizona Policy
2012 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Representative LD-23
Question 9: Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 11: 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 15: Protecting professionals from being required to provide services that violate their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support
Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
Michelle Ugenti's Masturbation Comment And Her Foot-In-Mouth Disease
  
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