Steve was born and raised just outside of Detroit, Michigan and comes from a family of teachers, small business owners, medical professionals, and brave members of the United States military dating back to WWII.
He worked hard and paid his own way through college, graduating with Honors from Michigan State University with a Bachelors degree in Marketing and a Cognate in Business Law. Steve ultimately moved to Arizona in 2001 and in 2010, Steve decided to run for the Arizona State Senate because the same liberal Democrat family had held that Senate seat for nearly 30 years, and Steve knew that the people of the district were not being properly represented.
Although many insiders and political pundits said it was an impossible task to defeat this ‘Democrat Dynasty’, Steve won the election by more than 8 percentage points. Subsequently, at age 35 he had become one of the youngest Senators in Arizona history and was the first Republican Senator in the district in nearly 100 years!
His greatest accomplishment in life is marrying his beautiful wife Jamie. They, and their five children, live in the wonderful city of Maricopa in Pinal County. They attend the Church of Celebration.