Guest Editorial: Kimberly Yee – A Leader Through and Through

By Scottsdale Pinetop The stakes are high for Arizona’s midterm elections. In a state with numerous high profile races, the Republican primary for Arizona’s treasurer is far down the list for many voters. When in fact, this is the race that matters because money always matters. In case you forgot from your high school civics class, the treasurer handles Arizona’s … Read More

How to secure the border

Hello, I want you to see our new video – it’s about Governor Doug Ducey’s efforts to secure our border and stop the flow of drug cartels and human traffickers.  Since 2015, Governor Ducey has led the way with strong border security — launching Arizona’s Border Strike Force and deploying the Arizona National Guard to the border. Watch and share … Read More

#LocalBuzz: Who Is Going To Lead Paradise Valley?

By Scottsdale Pinetop The sun always seems to be shining in Paradise Valley. A unique desert oasis nestled between mountains. It’s the “best small town in America” as Mayor Collins often states. To ensure the Paradise Valley stays that way, it needs a council that shares its vision and integrity. Last Thursday, the town’s Mountain Shadows Resort hosted the 2018 … Read More

#LocalBuzz: Highs, Lows and In-Betweens

By Scottsdale Pinetop The Highs *Former Councilwoman Kate Gallego has been endorsed by six state leaders: Senator Juan Mendez, Lisa Otondo, Martin Quezada, Representative Athena Salman, Representative Kelli Butler, and Representative Isela Blanc. *Mountain Shadows Resort in Paradise Valley held the 2018 Town Council Debate on Thursday August 2 for the four candidates who will be pursuing one of three seats. … Read More

From the Crawford for Scottsdale Campaign: Big Endorsement

Friends, I’m proud to announce that the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS have endorsed our campaign for Scottsdale City Council! “…the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS (SAAR) recommends and endorses candidates that recognize the issues facing our more than 9,000 members and share our vision for future communities that support real estate and homeownership.”  REALTORS are the “eyes and ears” … Read More

Best Of The Best (So Far) This Election Season

*Anna Thomasson’s Town Council campaign in Paradise Valley *Bill Crawford’s signs for Scottsdale City Council  *That Jerry Bien-Willner cleared the field in his mayoral run to replace Paradise Valley Mayor Michael Collins *U.S. Senate Mitch McConnell’s substantial financial help to boost Congresswoman Martha McSally’s GOP primary prospects for the U.S. Senate *The NODDC effort for grassroots organization, a Hall of … Read More


Once upon a time one of us involved with this blog had an opportunity to listen to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in a small setting.  A pretty boring guy who reminded us more of a Republican Michael Dukakis he nevertheless piqued our interested when talking about how and why certain voters in his state voted for him, but then opted … Read More

“Results”: Ducey Campaign Unveils New Video

from Team Ducey We wanted you to be the first to see our first TV ad, titled “Results.” The ad highlights how far Arizona has come in the last three years, like adding 240,000 jobs and investing $2.7 billion into K-12 education, as well as the work ahead. Watch and share it below: Four years ago, Arizona was $1 billion … Read More

Guest Editorial: It’s Official! It’s On The Ballot.

By Scottsdale Pinetop   It has been a long time coming, but finally it looks like the end is in sight. This week, the Scottsdale City Clerk announced that the Protect Our Preserve initiative has more than enough valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot. Voters will see it on their ballot as Proposition 420. This means that the … Read More

It’s Worse Than We Told You

For weeks we have been sounding the alarm about Tom Simon. He’s the former spokesman for the failed effort to prevent the renovation of the former Chinese Cultural Center in Phoenix. Simon is also a felon with a criminal history that goes back decades. History repeated itself in July when he was busted by Scottsdale Police for unlawful imprisonment and … Read More