Congratulations to Councilmember Debra Stark and Councilmember-elect Yassamin Ansari on their victories in the March 9, 2021 runoff election for Phoenix City Council Districts 3 and 7!
Councilmember Debra Stark was re-elected to the Phoenix City Council, overwhelmingly defeating her opponent for the District 3 seat.
Councilmember Stark has spent her entire career in public service, including in the planning departments of Peoria, Phoenix, and Maricopa County. She is completing her first four-year term on the City Council. Since her election in 2016, Debra has been a key, moderate voice on the Phoenix City Council. We look forward to continuing to work with her during her second term.
Councilmember-elect Yassamin Ansari will be the newest member of the Phoenix City Council. She will replace Michael Nowakowski for the District 7 seat. Nowakowski reached his term limit after serving on the City Council for 12 years.
Councilmember-elect Ansari is an Arizona native. During the campaign, she spoke about her work in civic engagement and public policy. Her campaign focused on creating good paying jobs and redevelopment in Phoenix’s urban core. We look forward to working with the newest Councilmember, as well as the entire City Council.
Congratulations to both candidates! They will be seated for their full four-year terms on April 19, 2021.
As always, the land use team at Gammage & Burnham is here to help you navigate the complex and changing dynamics of local politics in Phoenix and throughout the State. The Land Use & Zoning Practice Group at Gammage & Burnham includes: Manjula M. Vaz, Stephen W. Anderson, Susan E. Demmitt, Lindsay C. Schube, Grady Gammage Jr., Cameron C. Artigue, and Michael T. Maerowitz.