New lawmaker profile: Rep. Michelle Ugenti, R-Scottsdale
Published: February 3, 2011 at 1:32 pm
Name: Michelle Ugenti Chamber: House of Representatives
Profession: Real estate agent
Legislative District: No. 8, which includes Scottsdale, Fountain Hills and Rio Verde.
Committee Assignments: Appropriations; Government; Technology and Infrastructure (vice chair).
Previous or Current Elected Offices: Precinct committee member for the District 8 Republican Committee.
Highlights of Community Involvement: Junior League.
Why She Ran: “I just didn’t want to be part of an entitlement nation. I didn’t like the ‘nanny state’-style managing of government that I thought was being pushed on us from the Obama administration, and I wanted to make sure that I was a clear voice against that.”
Her Focus: “Without a balanced budget, without matching our revenue to our expenditures, there’s just no way Arizona can function as a thriving, productive state.”
A Bill: Signed on as a primary sponsor of HB 2561, which would restrict Arizona citizenship to those born in the United States and who have at least one parent who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Reporting by Ashley Slaney, Cronkite News Service