Opinion: Vania Guevara and Betty Guardado belong in Phoenix politics, no matter who wins the May 21 City Council runoff.
Editorial Board | Arizona Republic
Vania Guevara, the Phoenix councilwoman appointed to replace Daniel Valenzuela in the west side, caught the public’s attention – and criticism – over a $10 million deal with the Phoenix Suns.
That agreement, which was part of a necessary $230 million Talking Stick Resort Arena renovation package, is front and center of Guevara’s political fight for the seat she took less than a year ago.
Don’t buy the criticism about her so-called “side deal,” which earmarked $2.6 million to the early-childhood education program Head Start. If anything, Guevara should be praised for looking after the interests of her west Phoenix district.