Looking Towards July 30th: The County Recorder’s Race

Arizona’s primaries have traditionally been in the month of August, but recently local elections got bumped up to July 30th. With this deadline looming, we want to take a look at a few contentious primaries that are making waves and are worth your attention. As for this round, let’s look at the Republican primary for Maricopa County Recorder. Incumbent Stephen … Read More

Guest Editorial: Scottsdale Police Endorse Milhaven for Mayor

By Linda Milhaven I am honored to announce that the Police Officers of Scottsdale Association has endorsed me for Mayor of Scottsdale. During my time on City Council, I supported changes to police compensation to insure that we are competitive and provide pay and benefits that allow us to retain and attract the most talented people and provide them with … Read More

Political Observations in Scottsdale: If Signs Could Vote

By Ronald Sampson As a political nerd, I love to read the tea leaves of an election by strolling through the area. You can learn a lot about the dynamics of a race by simply driving around and seeing the street signs in the area. Granted, signs don’t vote, and sometimes an overabundance of street signs is more of an … Read More

Guest Editorial: Jan Dubauskas Endorsed by Police Officers of Scottsdale Association

By Jan Dubauskas Jan Dubauskas, candidate for Scottsdale City Council, is proud to announce her endorsement by the Police Officers of Scottsdale Association (POSA). “Scottsdale is blessed with the award-winning, gold-standard of police departments. It is an honor to receive POSA’s endorsement. As a graduate of the Scottsdale Citizens Police Academy, I got to understand their important work up close … Read More

Scottsdale’s October Surprise? Traffic is About to Get Crazy Around Chaparral

There’s not too much to complain about in Scottsdale. However, one frequent concern from voters is traffic. Residents will often decry the construction of large apartment complexes out of concerns of increased traffic, and developments will often fail to pass through council without robust traffic mitigation plans. It’s a very real concern. So when the news broke that a large … Read More

Guest Editorial: I’m announcing my re-election campaign

By Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego Since you elected me as your mayor five years ago, we’ve worked to make Phoenix the city of the future— and a great place where families can thrive for generations to come. Together, we’ve delivered. We’ve strengthened our local economy with a $65 billion investment that will make Phoenix the semiconductor capital of the nation, … Read More

Does Justin Laos Really Want to Be on the Scottsdale City Council?

This year’s Scottsdale city council race so far is a race of haves and have nots when it comes to money (read our coverage here). When candidates are overmatched from a financial perspective, it’s imperative that they stand out in other ways. Some candidates make goofy videos or take outlandish stances. In the case of candidate Justin Laos, apparently it’s … Read More

The Whiner of the Week: Tim Dickman of Paradise Valley

By Ronald Sampson It’s the season for candidates to have their attempts to get on the ballot fail, either as a result of ignorance, laziness, incompetence, or fate. The signature requirement deadline just came and passed, and two incumbent state legislators were amongst those that didn’t make the cut (read our coverage on that here). Most candidates offer a statement … Read More

Adam Kwasman and His Weird Views

By Alexander Lomax I appreciate fiscal conservatism and pride myself on having a watchdog eye on how our taxpayer dollars are spent. It’s our money, we should demand that it is used well. I am also pragmatic by nature, and realize that a race down to zero taxes often leads to a diminished quality of life, which is far from … Read More