No tax increases for working families and small businesses

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No tax increases for working families and small business

Taxes in the City of Phoenix have become a burden on working class families and small businesses in our District. While ensuring that we have a solid revenue stream to support efficient and cost-effective City services is important, we shouldn’t prioritize government spending over the concerns of our constituents. The City of Phoenix is facing a budget deficit in 2018 … Read More

Double police presence and reduce response times

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Double police presence and reduce response times

The current police presence and lengthy emergency response times in Ahwatukee are unacceptable. It is vital that we commit to doubling the current number of patrol cars on duty from 3 to 6 in order to significantly reduce response times and create a safer community for our families. Even better? The most recent City of Phoenix budget adds 219 more … Read More

Develop and empower small businesses in our district

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Developer and empower small businesses in our district

Small business growth and development has always been the economic core of our City, but too often we have been prioritizing large corporations over everyday entrepreneurs. As federal and state governments get more bogged down by partisan politics, cities have become a driver of economic growth and development, and I want to expand on that model. Our City should prioritize … Read More

Solve Lakes and Club West Golf Course Blight

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Solve Lakes and Club West Golf Course Blight

Residents have become exhausted from constant battles over the future of our golf courses and neighborhoods. Both developers who aimed to restructure the Lakes, Pulte and True Life, have proposed “solutions” that residents clearly do not want, and the fight to get 51% of residents to change their deed restrictions to allow for the construction has dragged on for years. … Read More

Say Yes to Ahwatukee

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Say Yes to Ahwatukee

Ahwatukee is not the same thriving, hopeful community that I grew up in. Years of gross mismanagement and failed leadership have left our community a hotbed for developer aggression, dying golf courses, a 202 expansion that we didn’t want, and a public safety crisis that threatens our families. This is simply unacceptable, and it has to change.

Our current Councilman has had years to propose a real, by the numbers and by the books plan for our community to restore leadership and responsible development to our community, but he never seems to get anywhere. I want to build consensus, hear residents’ concerns, and advocate for what best serves you and your family. That is why I’m running, and that is what my plan aims to do. It was put together after spending countless hours listening to residents and their concerns, and diving deep into the policy that will make our vision come to life.

Say Yes to Phoenix

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Say Yes to Phoenix

Phoenix is a City on the rise, and I am proud to call these streets home. As we continue to grow and develop, it is time for Phoenix to commit to a long term, strategic development plan that will shape our identity for years to come. I have spent countless hours throughout this campaign sitting and listening to residents and their diverse concerns, and learned that the issues we are dealing with in our City are challenging, but not insurmountable. It will take real leadership and real solutions to ensure that Phoenix is a safe and thriving City for all of its residents.

Watching my two daughters grow up in this City has been an eye opening experience. I want their lives to be full of opportunity and happiness, and their community to be strong and safe. Let’s work together to build a Phoenix we are all proud to say yes to.

Katie Paetz Endorsement

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As an advocate for education and diversity, I’m happy to have the support of Katie Paetz. As the current president of the Osborn School Board and member of the Arizona Educators Association, Katie has been a long-standing advocate for marginalized communities and serves as an inspiration to us in our work.

Victory Fund Endorsement

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It is an absolute pleasure to be endorsed by the Victory Fund, a national organization dedicated to the advancement of LGBTQ rights in the US. Their work has become more important than ever in the wake of the November Election, and I am honored to be on their slate of candidates. I hope to continue to advance LGBTQ justice and … Read More

Maricopa County Young Democrats Endorsement

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I might not look young anymore, but technically, I still get to call myself a Young Democrat! The Maricopa County Young Democrats are an amazing organization that support youth leadership, development, and the election of young people to offices up and down the ballot. Their reinvigorated leadership and drive are inspiring, and I look forward to working them to advocate … Read More

Tony Navarrete Endorsement

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State Representative Otoniel Navarrete is a passionate, progressive fighter for justice at our State Legislature. Part of a new class of young, diverse leaders, Tony has fought for public education, voting rights, and economic opportunity for all people in our community. It is such an honor to have earned his endorsement and I look forward to working with him when … Read More