Michelle Ugenti Interview

Last night, I interviewed Michelle Ugenti. She’s running for the Arizona House in LD 8. Ms. Ugenti is one of six candidates for two seats because Michele Reagan is running for the Senate. The interview with her opponent Paula Pennypacker can be found in Grassroots Interviews’ archive on Facebook.

Too bad no conservative challenger cropped up to take out the pro-abort, tax-raising Michele Reagan. LD 8 conservatives, you failed us.

Michelle Ugenti interview


Comments

  1. Nordine Crub says

    Marcus I can’t wait to watch the interview. Michelle did such a good job when she she spoke to the Tea Party. I just worry about her campaigning this heat. Pregnant moms need to be so careful. I’d hate to have something happen to the baby. Being a mom myself, I worry about stuff like this!

    I watched your interview with Paula Pennypacker. She is another favorite of mine.

    Boy does that “Red Head” ever have lots of energy. And smart too! She seemed so at ease in your interview. Of course she said that she had her own talk radio show when she lived in Ohio some place. I was impressed how she sat up and answered the questions like a professional! And all the right answers.

    Both Michelle and Paula have blogs on AZCentral.com. Check them out. Unfortunately so does Erik Ulis the former Democrat who is running against them. I sure hope voters here in Scottsdale are not so stupid and fall for his slick approach. I just don’t trust the man

  2. Well I watched the interview and all I can say is that it was a disappointing interview on many fronts.

    Miss Ugenti seems to have no passion at all for social issues. When she said she doesn’t go to church and that she didn’t fill out the AZ Right to Life questionnaire and is NOT seeking their endorsement it gave me real pause for concern. I can see where Michelle Reagan or Carolyn Allen might not send them in but I really believed Michelle was one of us now I’m not so sure.

    Many times I thought her responses were scripted and even a little arrogant. I went in wanting to like her and then after watching the first 21 minutes I got to thinking….maybe she’s not the one.

    Also, if she was a Co-Chair of Axe the Tax she really blew that campaign. I know people in the Te Party Movements and readers here on Sonoran Alliance felt strongly about NOT raising taxes. When someone in a leadership position whines how “we didn’t have alot of money” it gives me pause for concern. Did she become the Co-Chair because she was committed to the cause or did she join because she thought it would pad her resume. I’m thinking the later. So much for her commitment.

    Unfortunately, I can’t vote. I’m not a citizen yet. But I do have a big mouth and am not afraid to give my opinion.

    Marcus, I will listen to the rest of the interview later. These were just my initial thought after watching the first 20 minutes or so. Nordine Crub

  3. Double Decaf Latte says

    Well, Marcus I watched part of the interview with Micheele Ugenti and all I can say is that it was a disappointing interview on many fronts.

    Miss Ugenti seems to have no passion at all for social issues. When she said she doesn’t go to church and that she didn’t fill out the AZ Right to Life questionnaire and is NOT seeking their endorsement it gave me real pause for concern. I can see where Michelle Reagan or Carolyn Allen might not send the questionnaire in, but I really believed Michelle was a movement conservative. Now I’m not so sure.

    Many times I thought her responses were scripted and even a little arrogant. I went into the interview wanting to like her and then after watching the first 21 minutes I got to thinking….maybe she’s not the one.

    Also, if she was a Co-Chair of Axe the Tax she really blew that campaign. I know people in the Tea Party Movement and readers here on Sonoran Alliance feel strongly about NOT raising taxes. When someone in a leadership position whines how “we didn’t have alot of money” it gives me pause for concern. If not, why not! Didn’t the committee have a paid political consultant? It was the poorest run campaign I’ve ever seen. Even worse than the campaign the Attorney General of Massachusetts ran against Scott Brown. In this case they were invisible!

    Did Miss Ugenti become the Co-Chair because she was committed to the Axe the Tax cause or did she join because she thought it would pad her resume. I’m thinking the later. So much for her commitment.

  4. Double Decaf Latte says

    Whoops…I tried to cut and paste what Nordine wrote and insert my own thoughts in Bold. Maybe I should have used brackets or something. Unfortunately something didn’t work right when I hit send. I guess I need to take a computer class at the SCC.

  5. Who dares to get into the frey of politics? The slander, complaints from citizens & too costly. Yes, too bad a conservative is not running because we now have the bottom of the barrel running.

  6. Annie Hoyle says

    I saw a clip of Michelle Ugenti on the issue of illegal immigration. I was not only impressed but incredibly hopeful! When I heard she was a conservative young Mom (pregnant with her 3rd) I was so eager to watch this interview. Unfortunately, Michelle was incredibly flat on social issues and I am not inspired to vote for her. I’m so disappointed right now!

  7. Alicia Gegner says

    Ugenti is a bit on the young side. Pennypacker and Ray Mahoubi have maturity going for them, and that sure gives an edge. I have not decided yet, but Ugenti just strikes me as a bit wet behind the ears. Nothing against her, mind you – just going by woman’s intuition. This is an interesting race with some good people going toe to toe.

    John Kavanagh is still top guy in any contest. This man has national status potential. John is solid.

  8. nightcrawler says

    John gets my vote hands down. Ugenti actually improved her position in my eyes. She realizes the demographics of LD8. Either that or she has a libertarian streak which is also ok.

  9. Arizona Ranger says

    Friends,
    All of the candidates are fine people and eager to do a good job. But right now, we have a PROVEN Conservative able to fill the position: John Kavanaugh! This gentleman is an experienced and seasoned ‘veteran” of the capitol and really knows his way around. He is accessible, honest, trustworthy, and truly deserves our vote and support. We need to RETURN John to the House this year. Call his campaign office and donate a few bucks-it may be the best investment you can make in 2010!

  10. Mike Triggs says

    I wonder why John is running as a Clean Election candidate. I would think he would have no problem raising money. Isn’t he the Chairman of the Finance or Appropriations committee in the House. I’d think every lobbyist at the Capitol would be at one of John’s fundraisers. Unfortunately, I think all too often Republican legislators get lazy and it is easier to take Clean Elections money than do the hard work to raise money.

    That said, I have been reading Paula Pennypacker’s columns in the Scottsdale Republic for years. I don’t always agree with her, but I respect her for having the guts to take a position. Often times candidates take the easy way out and move their lips but say nothing.

    I think Paula would probably run circles around the boys and Michelle Ugenty when it comes to issues. That is one debate you won’t want to miss.

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