Key differences between Leone & Ugenti-Rita

Here are some key differences between myself, Independent, and Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, the Republican candidate for the Arizona State Senate seat in LD-23.

Myself, Chris Leone (i), Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita (R),  and Daria Lohman (D) are competing for the Arizona State Senate seat in LD-23. The comparison is based on responses provided by each candidate to the Arizona Catholic Conference Survey. Ms. Lohman did not respond.

  Michelle Ugenti-Rita Christopher 'Chris' Leone

Offering in-state college tuition rates at public universities to undocumented immigrants who graduated from Arizona high schools.

OPPOSE SUPPORT
     

Amending the U.S. Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

SUPPORT OPPOSE
     
Placing a moratorium on the death penalty. OPPOSE SUPPORT
     
Making the presence of undocumented immigrants in Arizona a crime. SUPPORT OPPOSE

The following comparison is based on responses provided by each candidate to the Arizona Voter Guide produced by the Center for Arizona Policy. Ms. Lohman did not respond.

  Michelle Ugenti-Rita Christopher 'Chris' Leone

Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law

OPPOSE SUPPORT

Protecting a parent’s right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome

OPPOSE

SUPPORT*

Expanding background checks to include guns bought from private individuals

OPPOSE SUPPORT

Allowing ALL parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy

SUPPORT OPPOSE**

* I support the rights of ALL parents, including LGBT parents, to raise their children as they see best. 

** Tax credits are available to ALL. I support the existing voucher program and oppose expanding it to all 1.1 million students. I will vote No on Prop. 305.

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