Say Yes to Accessibility

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Under the leadership of Mayor Greg Stanton, Phoenix has become one of the most accessible cities in the country. From innovative disability signs to accessible transportation to and from Sky Harbor airport and wheelchair accessible recreation, our city’s leaders have proven they understand accessibility goes beyond ADA compliance. As your city councilman, I will continue to work with the Mayor’s … 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.

Say Yes to Real Solutions

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Phoenix has many needs and responsibilities that must be addressed every year and in every budget. Paying pension obligations, keeping the lights on, and ensuring city safety are long term projects that must be routinely dealt with. And while the problem is routine, the solutions must not be. As your future city councilman, it will be my responsibility to come … Read More

A Tale of Two Cities

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For an hour, Sal and I stood in front of hundreds of voters, answering tough questions about the issues plaguing our City, from falling home values, lack of police presence, to closing corporate loopholes that hurt our City budget and working families. Not only did I and Sal offer different prescriptions for these issues, we offered completely different styles. Sal … Read More

Say Yes to Accountability: My Tax Returns

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I believe deeply in accountability for public officials. Knowing where someone’s true interests and obligations lie is at the heart of how we can place trust in our elected representatives, and more knowledge for voters before they make such an important decision is at the heart of our democracy. Before someone takes a vote, they should know where my real … Read More

Say Yes to Fire Unions

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Patterson for Phoenix Say Yes to Fire Unions

Safety is a comprehensive project, and we must look to every source that can provide us security. The fire department saves lives every day, and not just by pulling people out of burning buildings. At the scene of a car crash or a heart attack, firefighters are often the first to respond. When hikers fall and need rescue, firefighters are … Read More

Say Yes to Responsible Development

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Phoenix is the 6th largest city in the US and 4th worst for housing affordability. Only 18 in 100 housing units are affordable to middle income families, and that number keeps falling. High end luxury rentals are pushing homeowners and community members out of the city, while newly built suburban McMansions invade the privacy of their neighbors. Additionally, climbing rates … Read More

Never Say Yes to Alternative Facts!

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We live in a world of “alternative facts,” peddled by paid political operatives who cannot make a strong enough argument for their own point of view. Unfortunately for District 6, Councilman Sal DiCiccio plays with the truth until it becomes unrecognizable. My mom calls that, a “lie.” Whether it be putting more police on the street, funding after school programs … Read More