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Get to know Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego

Posted by   /  July 6, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Kate Gallego is the mayor of Phoenix. Gallego won the general runoff election on March 12, 2019 /Photo by Sam Leal/Cronkite News Emily Richardson | Chamber Business News via AzBigMedia   Kate Gallego was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Today she serves as the 61st mayor of the fifth largest city in the United […]

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Kate Gallego wins big in race for Phoenix mayor

Posted by   /  March 13, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic Kate Gallego is Phoenix’s next mayor, beating opponent Daniel Valenzuela by a sizable margin in Tuesday’s election. “We overcame doubters, rain, dark money — and a lot of it,” Gallego said in her celebratory speech shortly after the first numbers rolled in and as the crowd chanted, “Mayor Kate, Mayor Kate.” She […]

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Q&A: Phoenix mayoral candidate Kate Gallego on business, economic issues

Posted by   /  March 6, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Phoenix Business Journal Ahead of the Phoenix mayoral election on March 12, the Phoenix Business Journal asked the two candidates to answer questions related to business and the economy. Here are the responses from Kate Gallego, who was elected to City Council in 2013: PBJ: Phoenix voters will again decide in August on the city’s transit […]

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Phoenix mayoral candidates face off over light rail, Suns arena and homelessness

Posted by   /  February 14, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Austen Bundy | Cronkite News Mayoral candidates Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela squared off Tuesday night at the Burton Barr Library, discussing such big-picture issues as public safety and the economy but clashing over light-rail expansion, homelessness and recently approved renovations to Talking Stick Resort Arena. The former City Council members, both Democrats, […]

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Gallego, Valenzuela will draw from experience to address homelessness in Phoenix

Posted by   /  February 3, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Laura Gómez | Arizona Mirror Kate Gallego shared examples of existing programs she’s worked on that would continue to guide her policy on housing and services for homeless people, while Daniel Valenzuela centered the discussion around his personal experiences with housing instability as a child during a mayoral forum on health, housing and […]

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Kate Gallego led by 19 points in the Phoenix mayor’s race. Why is there a runoff?

Posted by   /  December 4, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic Phoenix mayoral candidate Kate Gallego had a blowout 19-point lead in the November mayoral election — but it wasn’t enough for her to win the coveted position in the nation’s fifth-largest city. Instead, Gallego and her closest competitor, Daniel Valenzuela, will compete in a runoff election March 12. The Phoenix City Charter […]

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Phoenix elections: No one won the mayoral race. What happens now?

Posted by   /  November 7, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Jessica Boehm |Arizona Republic While many races across Arizona were decided Tuesday night, early returns indicate that Phoenix’s mayoral election is just getting started. No candidate secured 50 percent plus one vote — the number required to win the election outright. Former council colleagues Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela are expected to move on to […]

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[OPINION] Kate Gallego easily outsmarts her rivals in the first Phoenix mayor debate

Posted by   /  September 18, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)  By Elvia Díaz | Arizona Republic Kate Gallego’s Harvard education paid off Monday. She easily outsmarted her rivals during the first mayoral debate, which gave Phoenix residents a glimpse of the four vying to lead Arizona’s capital city. The former Phoenix councilwoman commanded an understanding of issues facing the city, […]

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Councilwoman Kate Gallego enters Phoenix mayoral race

Posted by   /  October 9, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jessica Boehm | The Republic Recently re-elected Councilwoman Kate Gallego has her eyes on an even bigger position: mayor of Phoenix. Less than a week after Mayor Greg Stanton announced he will leave the city’s top spot to run for Congress, Gallego is the second Democrat on the council to announce interest in the position. READ ON:

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