By Jessica Boehm | The Republic
City Hall outsider Moses Sanchez jumped into the Phoenix mayoral race Tuesday — the first Republican to do so.
Sanchez, 40, has run in local Republican circles for years and previously served on the Tempe Union High School Governing Board, but has never sought city office.
If elected, he would be the first Phoenix mayor to be elected in about 34 years who was not previously a City Council member. He would also be the first Republican mayor elected since 1999 and the first Latino mayor in the city’s history.