Scottsdale Mayoral Candidate David Ortega Can’t Hide From His Opposition To The McDowell Sonoran Preserve, The City’s Greatest Achievement

(SCOTTSDALE) The greatest achievement in Scottsdale’s history is the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. It was made possible by leadership and sacrifice. And now one of the loudest voices that tried to stand in the way is running for Mayor. In 2004, David Ortega, running for Mayor for the first time in a race he would eventually lose in a landslide, led … Read More

John Little: Think Cleaner. Think Better. Think Solar

By John Little — Solar energy isn’t just about saving the world. It’s also about saving money, creating living wage jobs, cutting air pollution, and putting a strong public face on the clean and wholesome brand of our city. Over the last 50 years, hundreds of Arizonans have stepped up to advocate strongly for solar energy. Despite their herculean efforts … Read More

Betty Janik: Whose endorsement do you think I care about the most?

To Scottsdale Voters,  As a City Council member, being able to cooperate and collaborate with other Council members, staff, boards, commissions, and the citizens of Scottsdale matters. I have received endorsements from individuals who represent all geographical areas of the City and the political spectrum. However, it is the endorsement of the citizens that is my first priority. I ask for your vote … Read More

John Little: My Commitment to Education and the City

Dear Scottsdale Educators and Education Advocates: There are many reasons to love Scottsdale.  At the top of this list is our city’s renowned school system, which boasts the nation’s most passionate and dedicated education professionals. I have always believed that a community’s success in both the short and long term depends on its schools.  In the next few years, we … Read More

Campaign Signs Pointing Out Scottsdale Mayoral Candidate David Ortega’s Opposition To The McDowell Sonoran Preserve Vanish Just Days After They Were Placed

(SCOTTSDALE) In order to prevent the pristine desert in northern Scottsdale from disappearing, the City of Scottsdale created the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Now, campaign signs that point out Scottsdale Mayoral Candidate David Ortega opposed the Preserve are disappearing. Numerous signs which read “He Opposed the Preserve” were placed next to David Ortega road signs throughout Scottsdale. Several days later more … Read More

Look Who’s Endorsing Virginia Korte For Scottsdale Mayor

By Virginia Korte — It is an honor to announce that I have been endorsed to be the next Mayor of Scottsdale by three distinguished organizations:  Scottsdale Firefighters Association (SFA), Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors (SAAR) and Police Officers of Scottsdale Association (POSA). These key endorsements validate my extensive experience in leadership, business, fiscal management, education, and consensus building. POSA, SFA, … Read More

Arizona Initiative to Legalize Cannabis for Adult-Use Files 420,000 Signatures

(Phoenix) – Smart & Safe Arizona, a citizens initiative to legalize cannabis for adult use in Arizona, will file 420,000 signatures with the Arizona Secretary of State today, significantly more than the 237,645 signatures required to qualify for ballot access. The campaign began collecting signatures in September 2019, raised more than $3 million to date, and is confident it will … Read More

In Arizona, U.S. Senate Leans Dem, Presidential Race a Toss-Up

(Phoenix) — Data Orbital is pleased to announce the results of its latest statewide, live caller survey of likely general election voters. The survey was conducted from June 27-29, 2020. In the U.S. Senate Race, Democrat Mark Kelly came in at 47.6% to Republican Martha McSally’s 40.8%. 9.5% of respondents are still undecided, with 2.4% leaning Kelly, 1.9% leaning McSally, and … Read More