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Arizona State Legislature
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Fifty-second Legislature - First Regular Session
  Steve Montenegro

Steve Montenegro
Majority Leader

District 13

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 208
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5955
Fax Number: (602) 417-3168

Personal Information:
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 Arizona’s 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.


Committee Assignments
Agriculture, Water and Lands Member Click Here Click Here
Education Member Click Here Click Here
Rules Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2064 P* graduation requirement; civics test
HB2145 C convention; delegates; limitations; oath
HB2174 C empowerment scholarship accounts; grandchildren
HB2213 P inspections; audits; notice; rights See Vote
HB2250 P empowerment scholarship accounts; applications See Vote
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 See Vote
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 See Vote
HB2603 C personal injury action; asbestos; requirements
HB2617 C regulatory relief tax credit
  (NOW: counties; municipalities; budgets
See Vote
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
SCR1019 P commending Israel
SCR1020 C Mayor John Driggs; death resolution


P* = Prime Prime Sponsor, P = Prime Sponsor, C = Co-Sponsor