Police and Firefighters Have Endorsed Me For Re-election!

By Kathy Littlefield Dear Friends: I am pleased to announce I have been endorsed for re-election by the Arizona Conference of Police and Sheriffs and the Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona. Both of these first responder organizations recognized my commitment to public safety and my support for keeping Scottsdale residents safe.  I am proud to add their endorsements to my … Read More

A J.D. In BS

So a political action committee has formed to oppose the right of Scottsdale citizens to vote on new development in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve known as Proposition 420.  It will appear on Scottsdale’s November ballot.  Quite unbelievably, or fortuitously, it is being led by the worst city manager in the city’s history and a former zoning attorney.  We’re not making … Read More

Jerry & Jim

When a proposal emerged many years ago to turn Scottsdale’s old Los Arcos Mall site into an Arizona State University-led innovation center that later became SkySong, then Councilman Jim Lane voted against it.  He thought the city’s assistance too great for what was effectively a private sector development.  But his voice was in the minority on that council.  Yet, after … Read More

Guest Editorial: Goodbye Carol Springer

By Scottsdale Pinetop For the first time in decades, a record number of women across the state are tossing their names in the ring for both federal and statewide offices. As we hopefully welcome a new generation of female leaders, we must also say goodbye to one of Arizona’s first political female trailblazers. Carol Springer, a former Arizona Treasurer and … Read More

#LocalBuzz: Highs, Lows and In-Betweens

By Scottsdale Pinetop The Highs *Tempe Vice Mayor Lauren Kuby announced her endorsement of former Councilwoman Kate Gallego for Phoenix Mayor. *Phoenix School Board Members that have endorsed former Daniel Valenzuela for Phoenix Mayor: Andrew Pulcipher and Monica Pimental from Glendale Union, Bill Adams and Nikkie Whaley from Washington Elementary, Laura Pastor and Lela Alston from Phoenix Union, Ylenia Aguilar … Read More

Not Playing With A Full Deck

51. That’s the number of ballot statements opponents of allowing people to vote on development in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve submitted to the Scottsdale City Clerk. The vote will take place in November and is now known as Proposition 420. 51. That’s also the miniscule number of people that may actually vote against the measure at the ballot box in … Read More

Guest Editorial: A Tribute To A Legend

By Scottsdale Pinetop We talk a lot about sports heroes, but how many of them actually leave a lasting impression on the game? Championship athletes earn their glory, surely. But it is the athletes that go above and beyond their abilities for the betterment of others that should be most worthy of our admiration. Shane Doan is Arizona’s hockey hero. … Read More

#LocalBuzz: Highs, Lows and In-Betweens

By Scottsdale Pinetop The Highs *Former Councilwoman Kate Gallego has been endorsed by EMILY’s List. EMILY’s list is a political action committee that aims to help elect pro-choice Democratic female candidates to office. *Former Councilman Daniel Valenzuela has been endorsed by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. *Former Councilwoman Kate Gallego opened new campaign headquarters in Phoenix at 4700 N. Central Ave … Read More

EMILY’s List endorses Gallego

from Team Kate EMILY’s List is our nation’s largest and most successful organization with the mission of electing pro-choice women to public office. Their endorsement is a MAJOR step forward for our campaign in this race. If elected, Kate would be the only female mayor in any of America’s ten largest cities. Will you join EMILY’s List by supporting Kate and helping her break this glass ceiling? … Read More

POLL: Support for initiative to raise income tax rate on small business collapses when voters informed of actual percentage increase

PHOENIX (August 8, 2018) – A new poll reveals that support for an increase in the individual income tax collapses when voters are informed of the actual percentage increase being proposed, raising major doubts over whether proponents would have collected sufficient signatures had they leveled with petition signers. [POLLING SUMMARY.] The tax hike initiative proposes establishing new income tax rates … Read More