Three Candidates Vying for Mayor of Paradise Valley

April 1st was the deadline for political candidates to submit their nominating petitions full of signatures in order to qualify to be on the ballot. As such, that day provided clarity as to the interesting face-offs that will await us in the upcoming election. And a very interesting showdown is lining up in the race to be the next mayor … Read More

Guest Editorial: Jan Dubauskas Submits 1,956 Petition Signatures for City Council

On Friday, March 29, Scottsdale City Council candidate Jan Dubauskas submitted 1,956 petition signatures at City Hall – almost double the required number. “Many thanks to the thousands of Scottsdale residents who came together to put me on the ballot,” said Dubauskas. “We love Scottsdale and recognize how important it is to have another member on Council who will put … Read More

Guest Editorial: Tammy Caputi Submits Over 1300 Petition Signatures for Her Scottsdale City Council Reelection Campaign

Councilwoman Caputi becomes first candidate to file in a crowded field with 30% more signatures than the minimum threshold.  Yesterday, incumbent Scottsdale City Councilwoman Tammy Caputi filed nomination petitions with the Scottsdale City Clerk to officially place her name on the ballot for the Primary Election in July and the General Election in November. Caputi worked with her team of … Read More

Who is the Real Kari Lake?

By Alexander Lomax Moderating one’s self is a time-honored tradition in politics; candidates will typically position themselves more towards a political wing in order to win a primary election, and then move towards the middle for the general election. But Kari Lake has routinely broken any normal conventions in her brief time in politics, and this is no different. Lake … Read More

A Thank You From Arizona Progress & Gazette

We don’t like to brag about ourselves too much, but every once in a while we need to take a victory lap and remind you, the readers, of what you’ve meant to this blog. What started as a simple venue to give our thoughts about local politics, a humble little blog, has turned into something significant. Last year we had … Read More

Lisa Borowsky and a Feisty Detractor

Typically in politics, enemy combatants are sly. Shots are very calculated and carefully done; after all, if your enemy assumes power, you don’t want to be the obvious target to which they can affix their ire and attempts at retribution. But sometimes, people of importance simply don’t care to fly under the radar. They dislike the candidate so much that … Read More

Maricopa County Has a New Sheriff with a New Party, but Not Without Controversy

Maricopa County, you have a new head Sheriff. And as far as successions go, this one is a bit more controversial than most. In a surprise move, Democrat Paul Penzone announced that he was stepping down to take a community relations job with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Cleaning up after the myriad federal restrictions in the wake of former Sheriff … Read More

Guest Editorial: Mayoral Announcement

By Mary Hamway Twenty years ago I began my journey in public service by running for Town Council. Today, I announce my candidacy for Paradise Valley Mayor. In 2011, as part of Paradise Valley’s 50th birthday celebration, I was honored to co-chair a visioning exercise where we learned about our past so that we could help guide our future. We … Read More