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| Home City: Avondale
Occupation: Representative/Dist. 13
Member Since: 2008
Representative Steve Montenegro was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives representing LD13 in November, 2008. He was elected by his fellow caucus members to serve as House Majority Leader for the current 52nd Legislature (2015-2016). He serves on the House Agriculture Water and Lands committee and on the Rules committee.
His primary issues include education, government transparency, protecting Second Amendment rights, agriculture and water as well as fiscal responsibility. He was the Primary Sponsor of the American Civics Act requiring Arizonas High School students to pass the same civics test required of newly naturalized citizens, and was awarded Legislator of the Year honors by the Arizona State GOP in 2015.
Mr. Montenegro arrived in the U.S. from El Salvador when he was four when his family immigrated to the United States.
He is a District Representative in the office of Congressman Trent Franks, Arizona's Second Congressional District, and also a minister. He was previously a teacher at the Arizona Charter Academy and Superior School in Surprise, Arizona. Rep. Montenegro interrupted his studies toward a law degree at Arizona State University in order to run for office.
He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science. Steve also holds an Associate of Arts in Theology from CBAN and Logos Christian University and currently serves as an Assistant Pastor/Youth Pastor at the Surprise Apostolic Assembly. He is also a trustee of the Arizona Christian University.
He spent five years as President of Arizona Messengers of Peace and is now Treasurer of the National Messengers of Peace and is an Advisory board Member of the Arizona Charter Academy.
He and his wife, Melissa, were married during his first legislative session. They welcomed their daughter Adelynn Abigale into their family in 2012. His hobbies are reading, playing the piano, playing golf, shooting and running.
He is term limited in 2016.
|Bill Number||Sponsor Type||Short/NOW Title|
|HB2064||P*||graduation requirement; civics test|
|HB2145||C||convention; delegates; limitations; oath|
|HB2174||C||empowerment scholarship accounts; grandchildren|
|HB2213||P||inspections; audits; notice; rights|
|HB2250||P||empowerment scholarship accounts; applications|
|HB2252||P||tax; delinquency dates; tax liens|
|HB2326||P||compact; balanced budget; convention|
|HB2413||C||internet representations; civil damages|
|HB2441||C||taxing districts; boundary changes; procedures|
|HB2443||P*||tourist attraction signage on highways|
|HB2444||P*||unclaimed personal property; donation|
|HB2445||P*||desalinization; study committee|
|HB2517||C||internet crimes against children; fund|
|HB2530||C||schools; Arizona online instruction|
(NOW: Arizona online instruction; credit; schools)
|HB2567||C||school district budget errors; repayment|
|HB2575||C||declaration of disaster; military installations.|
|HB2578||P||real property; purchaser dwelling actions|
|HB2587||P||state agencies; credit cards|
|HB2603||C||personal injury action; asbestos; requirements|
|HB2617||C||regulatory relief tax credit|
(NOW: counties; municipalities; budgets )
|HB2670||P||international operations centers|
|HCR2007||P||Fisher Houses; twenty-fifth anniversary|
|HCR2039||P||death resolution; Bill Badger|
|HR2003||P||Arizona business operators; recognition|
|HR2004||P||fibromyalgia awareness day|
|HR2005||P||death resolution; Officer Tyler Stewart|
|SB1029||P||graduation requirement; civics test.|
|SB1298||C||rules; counties; flood control districts|
|SB1299||C||long-term park model spaces; hearings|
|SB1318||P||abortion; health care exchange; licensure|
|SB1332||P||empowerment scholarship accounts; reservation residences|
|SB1404||C||health care directives; conflicts|
|SB1444||C||contact lens pricing; antitrust violation|
|SCR1010||P||Senator Chester Crandell; death resolution|
|SCR1020||C||Mayor John Driggs; death resolution|