Steve served in the Arizona House for eight years, holding positions like Speaker Pro-Tem and Majority Leader. He was later elected to the State Senate. He voted for the largest tax cuts in state history, the Arizona Jobs Bill, and SB1070. He authored Arizona’s transparency laws, the American Civics Act, and the ban on affirmative action.
He has a 100% pro-life, pro-family, pro-2nd Amendment, and pro-border security voting record, and won the Hero of the Taxpayer and Friend of the Family awards. He has a long record of supporting Arizona’s veterans/bases and helped bring F-35’s to Luke AFB.
Steve was an Arizona delegate for Donald Trump at the National Convention and made numerous appearances on national TV defending the President against liberals like Jorge Ramos and Chris Cuomo. After serving in the legislature, Steve returned to the private sector where he serves as Ministry Pastor at Catalyst Church and Executive Director for Desert Reach, an organization helping inner-city high school students graduate and succeed in life. He agreed to run again after being approached by district voters who were unhappy with the leftward drift of the Legislature.
He and his wife Melissa recently celebrated their 10th Anniversary and were blessed with a 2nd girl, Emalynn Hope, in November of 2019. Their older daughter Adelynn is now 7 years old. Melissa is a Charter School Administrator.