Steve Montenegro

 

Far-right Republican extremist 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. Montenegro ran for election to the Arizona House of Representatives to represent District 29. He won in the general election on November 8, 2022. Montenegro previously served in the Arizona State Senate and the Arizona House of Representatives from 2009 to 2017. He said in a video announcing his candidacy that incumbent Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) asked him to run for the seat. Other Republicans have endorsed Montenegro, including former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (R) and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). On his campaign website, Montenegro listed supporting the Trump administration's policy agenda, opposition to amnesty, the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and the defense of First and Second Amendment rights as policy priorities. Montenegro was an at-large delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention from Arizona. All 58 delegates from Arizona were bound by state law to support the winner of the statewide primary, Donald Trump, for one ballot at the convention. As of July 13, 2016, Trump had approximately 1,542 delegates. The winner of the Republican nomination needed the support of 1,237 delegates. Trump formally won the nomination on July 19, 2016. Montenegro is running for re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives to represent District 29. He is on the ballot in the Republican primary on July 30, 2024.

 
Yet Again, The AZ Legislature Hosts A COVID Hearing Full Of Misinformation
"For the third time in less than a year, Arizona Republican lawmakers listened intently and offered no pushback during a special hearing at the state Senate that was billed as examining the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic but was instead rife with conspiracy theories, misinformation and fear-mongering about vaccines and public health." [ . . . ] "On Friday, the committee once again convened, bringing more of the same people to speak. The committee had previously faced criticism for its awkward name, which has been promoted in abbreviated form by the QAnon-friendly political nonprofit The America Project. The abbreviated name, NCSWIC, is a commonly used abbreviation in the QAnon world, where it means “Nothing Can Stop What Is Coming,” alluding to predictions of arrests and executions of members of the “Deep State.” The Republican elected officials on the panel were state Sens. Frank Carroll and Janae Shamp and state Rep. Steve Montenegro, who chairs the state House of Representatives’ Health and Human Services Committee. Sen. T.J. Shope was scheduled to be on the panel but Carroll said he filled in for the senator, who was not able to attend."
Mar. 15, 2024
Every name in RED, as of this date, has now voted 3 times in two weeks to keep the 1864 Abortion Ban on the books and the law of Arizona.
Apr. 18, 2024
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
The COVID Vaccine Deniers And QAnon Believers Coming To Speak At The Arizona Legislature
May 23, 2023

"A special committee created by the Arizona legislature to examine the state’s response to COVID-19 will feature a litany of speakers who have spread disinformation about the pandemic, vaccines, spoken at QAnon events and have conspiratorial beliefs about the virus, including believing it will usher in the “mark of the beast.”"

[ . . . ]

"The “Novel Coronavirus Southwestern Intergovernmental Committee” will hold two days of hearings on May 25 and May 26 at the Arizona Capitol, during which a string of ostensible experts will tell the state and federal Republican lawmakers on the panel their opinions on the pandemic, and Arizona’s response to it.

The Republican elected officials on the panel include state Sens. T.J. Shope and Janae Shamp, the chair and vice-chair, respectively, of the state Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee; state Rep. Steve Montenegro, who chairs the state House of Representatives’ Health and Human Services Committee; and U.S. Reps. Andy Biggs, Eli Crane and Paul Gosar."

[ . . . ]

"Extremist researchers on Twitter were quick to note that the various groups sponsoring the committee had begun promoting it by the acronym, NCSWIC, which is commonly used within the QAnon community to stand for “Nothing Can Stop What Is Coming.” It most often refers to an unfounded belief that “Deep State” collaborators will soon be arrested."

Border Event With Lawmakers To Feature Speakers Connected To QAnon, Hate Group
"An event dubbed “Border 911” that will take place Saturday and feature at least one Arizona lawmaker will also feature QAnon connected speakers as well as some connected to hate groups. The event is being put on by The America Project, a 501(c)(4) created by former Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne and disgraced former General Michael Flynn that funds far-right causes. [...] Byrne is listed as one of the speakers at the event, alongside Rep. Steve Montenegro, who is the organization’s national policy director. Montenegro, a Republican from Goodyear, has received $5,300 from Byrne and $1,500 from Joseph Flynn, the retired general’s brother and part of the leadership of the organization. Montenegro was one of the people who had control over the combative and controversial “Audit War Room” Twitter account. Montenegro has also appeared alongside Bryne, Flynn, Jovan Hutton Pulitzer and election conspiracy theorists in his capacity as an executive with The America Project. [...] A Capitol press conference Montenegro organized with Arizona Republican lawmakers on Thursday featured several people scheduled to speak at the Border 911 event."
Jan. 26, 2023
Center for Arizona Policy
2022 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Representative District 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.
Celebrating The Overturning Of Roe V. Wade

Source: Twitter

Audit Twitter Accounts, Cyber Ninjas Contract Dispute And Other Details Revealed In New Documents
"there was an agreement to have The America Project submit draft tweets through a software platform that Bennett and Montenegro could edit."
Sep. 25, 2021
Center for Arizona Policy
2020 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Representative LD-13
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.
Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day — Steve Montenegro
"Montenegro is the son of a Pentacostal minister, and is ordained himself. But after he supported SB 1070, a local Christian AM radio station began to get phone calls from the Montenegro’s church, saying that they were illegal immigrants who went there, and that they had donated money towards Montenegro’s college. Montenegro, of course, claims it was “scholarships, loans, and help from his family”. Either way, a lot of the Hispanic community accuse him of being a sellout"
Jul. 22, 2018
Ex-Aide Says CD-8 Candidate Steve Montenegro Initiated Flirty Texts
Feb. 22, 2018
Steve Montenegro Admits Flirty Texts Were His, Says He Told His Wife About Topless Photo
Feb. 22, 2018
Steve Montenegro Calls Accusations Of Inappropriate Text Messages ‘False Tabloid Trash'
Feb. 21, 2018
Arizona Candidate Got Topless Selfie From Legislative Staffer, Messages Reveal
Feb. 20, 2018
Don't Ask The Hard Hats On Steve Montenegro's Mailer To Build A House; They're On His Team
Feb. 16, 2018
Latino Arizona Senator Shamelessly Defends Trump’s Arpaio Pardon
Aug., 27, 2017

 

Arizona Bill Punishes Even Peaceful Protesters When Events Turn Violent

"If the bill becomes law, prosecutors could seize the assets of protesters, even if they didn't participate in any violence. The bill would add rioting to the list of offenses that could be charged under Arizona's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization laws."

Feb. 23, 2017

Lobbyist Pushes Arizona School-Choice Bill That Could Benefit His Family
Feb. 15, 2017
More Money In Arizona Legislators' Pockets Is 'Reform'?
Jan. 27, 2017
Center for Arizona Policy
2016 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Senate LD-12
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.
Arizona Senate Committee Passes Bill To Reject Any New Federal Gun Control Over Heavy Opposition
Mar. 15, 2016
Montenegro Repays ALEC For Travel Stipend
Feb. 26, 2016
Arizona Lawmaker Declares That God Must Be In Legislative Prayer
Feb. 9, 2016
Center for Arizona Policy
2014 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Representative LD-13
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.
List Of Arizona Republicans Who Voted For Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill
Feb. 28, 2014
Steve Montenegro Looks To Protect Arizona Religious Freedom
Jan., 7, 2014
Racist Arizona Law Claims There's A Secret Plot To Abort Minority Babies
May 29, 2013
Constantin Querard's Taxpayer-Paid Bootlickers David Gowan, Steve Montenegro, Carl Seel, Steve Smith, And Kelly Townsend Do Their Master's Bidding
Feb. 26, 2013
Center for Arizona Policy
2012 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Representative LD-13
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.

PLEASE NOTE:  A "Yes" vote would allow ranch dogs to be neglected or abandoned, killed and tortured. It would allow the owner of a ranch dog to inflict unnecessary injury to the animal and not provide medical attention.

Center for Arizona Policy
2010 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Representative LD-12
Question 9: Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 12: 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.
Center for Arizona Policy
2008 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Representative LD-12
Question 8: Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Candidates' Position: Support.
Question 9: . Adding “sexual orientation” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in antidiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.

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