Michelle Ugenti

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Michelle Ugenti
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Arizona House of Representatives District 23
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$24,000/year
Per diem$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Education
Bachelor'sArizona State University, 2004
Personal
ProfessionInternational Realty
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Michelle Ugenti is a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 23. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Ugenti earned her degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University in 2004. Her professional experience includes working as a real estate agent for Marcus & Millichap and Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ugenti served on the following committees:

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Government, Chair
Budget

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ugenti served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Ugenti's campaign website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Immigration and Border Control
Excerpt: "I have a huge respect for the rich cultural heritage of the Hispanic community in Arizona and all they have done to help build our state and America. Mexico is our neighbor and ally, not our enemy, and all American’s, not just Arizonan’s, must nurture and help grow our relationship to the best of our ability."
  • Budget and Economy
Excerpt: "Unlike some of the other issues, the economic discussion cannot be restricted to Arizona, because what happens virtually anywhere in the world has the potential to affect us here."
  • State’s Rights
Excerpt: "Article II, Section II of the Arizona constitution says “All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.” I completely support this concept."

Scorecards

Goldwater Institute

See also: Goldwater Institute's Legislative Report Card

The Goldwater Institute releases its "Legislative Report Card" annually for all Arizona legislators. This report card tracks how legislators voted on key votes and assigns them a letter grade based on how closely their votes agree with the Institute's positions. The primary values emphasized in the ratings are whether votes expand or restrict liberty.[2]

2012

Ugenti received a score of 65 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of B according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was the same as her score on the 2011 report card. Ugenti’s 65 in 2012 was tied for the 16th highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ugenti won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 23. She and incumbent John Kavanagh defeated Jennifer Petersen in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. She won the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Kavanagh Incumbent 50.6% 68,527
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichele Ugenti Incumbent 49.4% 66,827
Total Votes 135,354


Arizona House of Representatives, District 23 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Kavanagh Incumbent 41.3% 20,922
Green check mark transparent.pngMichelle Ugenti Incumbent 35.7% 18,106
Jennifer Petersen 23% 11,672
Total Votes 50,700

2010

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ugenti and incumbent John Kavanagh won the August 24 primary. They then defeated Democrat John Kriekard in the November 2 general election.[5][6]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 8 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Kavanagh (R) 42,867
Green check mark transparent.png Michelle Ugenti (R) 38,055
John Kriekard (D) 28,084
Arizona House of Representatives, District 8 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Kavanagh (R) 17,256
Green check mark transparent.png Michelle Ugenti (R) 9,146
Michael Blaire (R) 5,680
Paula Pennypacker (R) 5,657
Ray Mahoubi (R) 2,582
Eric Ulis (R) 2,570

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ugenti is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ugenti raised a total of $86,339 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[7]

Michelle Ugenti's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State House, District 23 Won $47,451
2010 Arizona State House, District 23 Won $38,888
Grand Total Raised $86,339

2012

Ugenti won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ugenti raised a total of $47,451.
Arizona House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michelle Ugenti's campaign in 2012
Pinnacle West$1,736
Salt River Project$900
Cox Communications$500
Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association$500
Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry$458
Total Raised in 2012$47,451
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ugenti won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Ugenti raised a total of $38,888.

Personal

Ugenti and her husband, Frank, have two children.

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Political offices
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Arizona House, District 23
2013–present
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Preceded by
Michele Reagan
Arizona House, District 8
2011–2013
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