Virginia Korte: A Message to Scottsdale Citizens

By Virginia Korte — One of the greatest freedoms is the right to vote and is the foundation of any democracy. Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote in 1964: “The right to vote freely for the candidate of one’s choice is of the essence of a democratic society, and any restrictions on that right strike at the heart of representative government.” This Tuesday, … Read More

John Little: My Commitment to Our Community Members with Disabilities

By John Little — Friends and neighbors, The City of Scottsdale is a pioneer in providing services to address the needs of our community members with disabilities. The city’s Adaptive Services Division is a nationally-recognized office that offers essential services and opportunities for training, education, entertainment, life skills, and outdoor recreation. Furthermore, our public schools present a great range of … Read More

Tammy Caputi: Restarting Schools and Our Economy

By Tammy Caputi — School is scheduled to “start” in a few weeks online. As a parent with 3 children in our local public schools. I’m worried about what this is going to look like for our family- how we will stay safe, make sure our kids manage to keep up with their educations, and figure out a way to … Read More

Arizona Opposition to Marijuana Legalization Goes Up in Smoke

PHOENIX (July 21, 2020) — More than 6 in 10 Arizona voters favor marijuana legalization, which will be on the ballot for the second time in four years. According to the most recent Arizona Public Opinion Pulse (AZPOP) – a monthly tracking poll of 600 likely Arizona General Election Voters — the measure earns broad support along a cross-section of … Read More

John Little: Divide & Conquer

I’m not going to run a campaign based on fear and negativity. I don’t have a wedge issue. I’m not trying to divide people. I’m running my campaign the only way I know how, by just being me – by highlighting my service to the city of Scottsdale for 25 years. I know the ins and outs of this community … Read More

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