Steve has quickly been recognized as one of the leading conservative voices in Arizona and one of the top advocates for protecting the family, Second Amendment rights, and the unborn. Some of his acknowledgments are:
Ranked #1 in the Arizona Legislature (both House and Senate)by top watchdog group the Goldwater Institute and was awarded their ‘Certificate of Recognition’ for his leadership in expanding freedom in Arizona.
Ranked with the highest score in Arizona by The American Conservative Union.
Recognized by the Department of Defense for work supporting our military.
Recognized by the Arizona Board of Regents for work with higher education and universities.
Named Champion of the Taxpayer by the Arizona Republican Party.
Named Legislator of the Year (twice) by the Arizona Police Association representing approximately 15,000 law enforcement officers state wide.
Named ‘Champion of the Taxpayer’ by the top national organization Americans for Prosperity.*(Grades all local and state elected officials in areas including fiscal responsibility, transparency in government, and school choice).
A+ rated by the NRA (National Riffle Association) for his 100% voting record in favor of Second Amendment rights. *(Ranks political candidates - irrespective of party affiliation - based on voting records, public statements and their responses to an NRA questionnaire).
Named 'Guardian of Small Business' by NFIB (National Federation of Independent Businesses). NFIB is the voice of small businesses and has over 350,000 independent and small business members across the nation.
Ranked #1 in the Arizona Legislature (both House and Senate) as the top 'Reagan-Conservative' by the highly-respected Pachyderm Coalition.*(Ranks legislators according to what bills they introduce, what bills they sponsor, and how they vote so as to identify not what they say, but what they do).
Named ‘Friend of the Family’ by the top advocacy organization Center for Arizona Policy for his 100% voting record in favor of promoting and defending the foundational values of life, marriage and family, and religious liberty.
Ranked the #1 conservative legislator in Arizona in by the Open States Project (a national, non-partisan organization ranking legislators based on their votes and bills sponsored)
Given the ‘Conservative Hero’ award by the Arizona Liberty Project for championing Constitutional and conservative causes.
Scored a 100% on the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) scorecard for 50th Legislative session.*(Represents over 11,000 small businesses across Arizona employing over 500,000 people and has been a highly respected, non-partisan alliance for over 40 years).
Named Legislator of the Year by The Arizona Association of Providers for People with Disabilities (AAPPD).