Breaking News: Arizona Republican Party Announces Endorsements

Staff Report –  Just in – The Arizona Republican Party has announced their official Republican Candidate recommendations for Arizona Legislative District 23 and Maricopa County. The General Election is November 3rd with early voting currently underway. As of Monday October 19th, 549,551 ballots have been returned statewide according to Data Orbital. President:  Donald J. Trump Vice President:  Mike Pence Senate:  … Read More

Special Feature: Most Read Stories From This Week

Staff Report –  A recap of the top three stories on Arizona Progress & Gazette from the past week.  Disqualifying David Ortega For Mayor Now a candidate for Mayor in 2020, former Councilman and current landlord lobbyist David Ortega proclaims his regard for the Preserve, clearly one of Scottsdale’s greatest achievements. Yet, who led the opposition to the Preserve in … Read More

Breaking News: Scottsdale Campaign Finance Reports For Mayor and City Council Races

Staff Report –  Candidates for Scottsdale Mayor and City Council have started filing campaign finance reports for the third quarter. The reports outline candidate fundraising from July 19th through September 30th. Mayoral candidates David Ortega and Lisa Borowsky are looking to succeed term-limited Mayor Jim Lane. There are three City Council seats up for grabs with Tammy Caputi, John Little … Read More

Impressions On First “In-Person” Scottsdale Mayoral Debate

By Scottsdale Cosmopolite Last month, mayoral candidates Lisa Borowsky and Dave Ortega debated at the Scottsdale Performing Arts Center in the first and only in-person debate of the political cycle. With limited in-person attendance, topics varied from political divides, attainable housing, remote work environments, small businesses, economic upgrades, transportation and the pandemic. Moderator for the debate was lawyer Kurt Brueckner. … Read More

Special Feature: Most Read Stories From This Week

Staff Report  – A recap of the top three stories on Arizona Progress & Gazette from the past week. Disqualifying David Ortega For Mayor Now a candidate for Mayor in 2020, former Councilman and current landlord lobbyist David Ortega proclaims his regard for the Preserve, clearly one of Scottsdale’s greatest achievements. Yet, who led the opposition to the Preserve in … Read More

Scottsdale Political Ad Of The Week, And Perhaps Its Most Important

Dave Ortega has run a surprising and effective campaign to be Scottsdale’s next Mayor.  He’s also been very lucky.  But everyone needs some of that to win. This morning we saw this Ortega ad on . . . The Drudge Report.  Notwithstanding the popular website’s move away from Trump, it’s long been a clearinghouse for conservative eyeballs. Whether Ortega is … Read More

Now This Would Be Cool For Scottsdale

The resilience of the backers behind the emerging Ritz-Carlton and associated Palmeraie projects that astride Paradise Valley and Scottsdale is a story for all-time. Enduring both the Great Recession and now a pandemic to still forge ahead with a beautiful, landmark project is business bravery few of us know, but all can appreciate. Both in reputation and tax revenue, it … Read More