|Arizona House of Representatives District 23|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Bachelor's||Arizona State University, 2004|
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ugenti served on the following committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ugenti served on these committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Government, Vice Chair|
Ugenti's campaign website highlights the following campaign themes:
- 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."
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.
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.
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.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 23, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||John Kavanagh Incumbent||50.6%||68,527|
|Republican||Michele Ugenti Incumbent||49.4%||66,827|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 23 Republican Primary, 2012|
|John Kavanagh Incumbent||41.3%||20,922|
|Michelle Ugenti Incumbent||35.7%||18,106|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 8 General Election (2010)|
|John Kavanagh (R)||42,867|
|Michelle Ugenti (R)||38,055|
|John Kriekard (D)||28,084|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 8 Republican Primary (2010)|
|John Kavanagh (R)||17,256|
|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|
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.
|Michelle Ugenti's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Arizona State House, District 23||$47,451|
|2010||Arizona State House, District 23||$38,888|
|Grand Total Raised||$86,339|
2012Ugenti 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|
|Salt River Project||$900|
|Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association||$500|
|Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry||$458|
|Total Raised in 2012||$47,451|
|Source: Follow the Money|
2010Ugenti won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Ugenti raised a total of $38,888.
|Arizona House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Michelle Ugenti's campaign in 2010|
|Rosati, Nicholas J||$140|
|Total Raised in 2010||$38,888|
|Source: Follow the Money|
Ugenti and her husband, Frank, have two children.
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- Michele Ugenti's campaign website
- House website
- Project Vote Smart Biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010
- Facebook page
- Twitter feed
- Campaign website, Issues
- Goldwater Institute "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
- Arizona Secretary of State - Primary candidate list
- Arizona Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Primary results
- General election results
- followthemoney.org, "Ugenti, Michelle," accessed May 23, 2013
|Arizona House, District 23
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|Arizona House, District 8
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