Steve Montenegro

 

  Republican running for election to the Arizona House of Representatives to represent District 29. He is on the ballot in the Republican primary on August 2, 2022. Montenegro was a member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 13. 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. In 2014, Montenegro was chosen to serve as Majority Leader in the 2015–2017 session. He resigned from the state senate on December 15, 2017 to focus on his congressional campaign. He ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for Arizona's 8th congressional district special election, 2018. During that race, it was revealed that he received a nude selfie from a capitol staffer, although her attorney confirmed there was no physical relationship between the two.

Sources: Wikipedia, Ballotpedia & Vote Smart

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.
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.
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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