Steve Montenegro served in the Arizona House of Representatives for eight years, starting in 2009, where he held several positions including Speaker Pro-Tem, Committee Chairman, and House Majority Leader. He currently serves in the Arizona Senate. He voted for the largest tax cuts in Arizona history, the Arizona Jobs Bill, and SB1070. He authored Arizona’s transparency laws and the ban on affirmative action, has a 100% pro-life, pro-family, pro-2nd Amendment, and pro-border security voting record, and he won the Hero of the Taxpayer and Friend of the Family awards. He also has a long record of supporting Arizona's veterans and military bases.
He and his wife Melissa married in 2009 and have a little girl, Adelynn. On rare occasions when he has free time, he enjoys playing the piano, golf, and running.