Mayor Greg Stanton is out, and Mayor Thelda Williams is in charge. At a special Phoenix City Council meeting on Monday, Williams was unanimously elected by the other council members to serve as mayor pro tempore until Phoenix voters elect a new mayor in November. Stanton resigned on May 29 to run for Congress in District 9. … Continued
Why I’m Running
I’m proud of Phoenix. Like you, I take pride in calling myself a Phoenician. But here in the west valley and throughout all of Phoenix, we can do better. Much better. I’m running to revolutionize the quality of life here in District 5 and in Phoenix. To show people how a city can partner with its greatest assets – its residents.
If you allow me the time and consideration to win your confidence, trust and vote, we will make our neighborhoods vastly safer and more livable together. We will reduce crime, not just a little, but significantly. A radical change neighborhood-by-neighborhood.
And as America’s 5th largest city behind New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston, we will revolutionize our local K-12 phoenix education system to be the national leader in education-in all metropolitan cities. Building an economic future that thrives. And equally as important, securing your dreams for your kids’ future. Stellar education models are already up and running in other cities. We are going to jump to the forefront and be the vanguard of education in urban America.
Without a doubt, we can and will create a Phoenix economy that flourishes with a vibrant urban buzz and jobs, imagineering a district 5 community development program like no other metropolitan city in America.
What I have seen growing up here in Phoenix that amazes me everyday, is that it is the people that live here that make this City great. They invest time, money and effort into our neighborhoods and into our City. The city needs to invest back. Investing in the citizens of this city to succeed, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or party affiliation, will pay dividends to the City of Phoenix and future generations.
Together, if we want to capitalize on the opportunities that lie ahead, we cannot simply rest on the status quo and the accomplishments that have brought us here today. We must seize the opportunities. Those that invite new ideas and innovation in this young, desirable, growing and diverse community and city.
It starts with a commitment of service and a tone of civility and inclusiveness. To reach out to all neighbors in this district – from Maryvale and Villa De Paz to the Canyon Corridor and Royal Palm – to work together and create change. Divided, we will never realize our true potential. But with our community together as a whole, almost anything is possible in this great city.
Together. Our Residents. Our future. Your kid’s future. To live, work, learn, prosper and play like no other metropolitan city. We can and will make District 5 the exceptional model for other districts in our city and Phoenix the exceptional model of metropolitan urban living in America!