About Steve

Steve Spain, a native of the Tucson area and a University of Arizona alumnus, is a local media personality, political pundit, business leader, and proud husband and father. Steve graduated with a dual degree in Management Information Systems and Operations Management and translated that into a stellar fifteen-year career with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and, later, Marriott International, spending more than half of that time as a leader on the Americas Division IT team. In Pima County, Steve successfully fought the Assessor’s office on inappropriate taxation of his Homeowners Association, winning an appeal before the Arizona State Board of Equalization.

Steve is known locally for his cutting insights, quick wit, and agility before a crowd. For over six years, he has contributed to the Arizona Daily Independent, offering a thoughtful and considered perspective on local issues, frequently focused on the problems that pervade Pima County governance.

Steve is excited to offer his depth of knowledge, his international experience, and his principled leadership to his neighbors in Pima County. “Whether you own property or rent in Pima County, whether you work or spend money in Pima County, you and I deserve for our tax dollars to stretch further than they do. It will be my solemn duty to continue the hard fight from District 1 to protect our interests, not the interests of the cronies and elites who have started to lose their grips on this majestic desert valley,” he said.

Steve Spain is Pima County proud. Steve Spain is a state’s-rights constitutionalist and an ardent proponent of personal freedom. Steve Spain is a tested and proven business leader. Steve Spain is the right candidate for Supervisor in Pima County District 1.

  • Management Information Systems and Operations Management (Dual)
    University of Arizona (2003)
  • Manager/Director, Information Technology (2004-2010)
    Americas Division Manager, Information Technology (2011-2018)
    Starwood Hotels & Marriott International
  • Board Member (2014-2015)
    Acting Executive Director (2014)
    Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona
  • Board Member (2016-2019)
    President (2018)
    Sky Ranch Homeowners Association
  • Citizen Journalist/Editorialist/Radio Contributor/Pundit (2013-Present)
    Arizona Daily Independent
  • Independent Business Owner/Operator (2018-Present)
    Sotol Technologies, LLC