|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Arizona's 9th district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Kyrsten Sinema|
|60th Mayor of Phoenix|
January 3, 2012 – May 29, 2018
|Preceded by||Phil Gordon|
|Succeeded by||Thelda Williams|
|Member of the Phoenix City Council|
from the 6th district
|Succeeded by||Sal DiCiccio|
Gregory John Stanton
March 8, 1970
Long Island, New York, U.S.
|Education||Marquette University (BA)|
University of Michigan (JD)
Gregory John Stanton (born March 8, 1970) is an American lawyer and politician who is the U.S. representative from Arizona's 9th congressional district. A Democrat, he was mayor of Phoenix, Arizona. Stanton was on the Phoenix City Council from 2000 until 2009.
Stanton was elected mayor in 2011 and reelected in 2015. After U.S. Representative Kyrsten Sinema chose to run for the Senate, Stanton was elected to the open House seat. In 2020 he was reelected with 61% of the vote.
Early life, education, and career
Stanton was born in Long Island, New York. His family moved to Arizona and he graduated from Cortez High School in west Phoenix in 1988. He then attended Marquette University and graduated in 1992 with a B.A. in history and political science and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1995, Stanton earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He then worked as an education attorney from 1995 to 2000. In 2014, Stanton became an adjunct professor at Arizona Summit Law School.
Early political career
Phoenix City Council
Stanton was elected to the Phoenix City Council for 6th district in 2000, 2001, and 2005 and served until 2009. This district included the affluent Phoenix Biltmore Area centered around the Biltmore Fashion Park and Arcadia areas, as well as non-contiguous Ahwatukee.
Mayor of Phoenix
Stanton was mayor of Phoenix from 2012 to 2018. During his 2011 campaign for mayor, questions arose over the legality of nearly $70,000 in contributions from Stanton's former treasurer Mindy Shields. Stanton opposed the embezzlement prosecution of Shields and fired her in October 2010.
Stanton was reelected on August 25, 2015. In 2017, Governing magazine named Stanton one of its Public Officials of the Year for his efforts to expand light rail, bike lanes, and sidewalks while reducing the city's greenhouse gas emissions. Stanton resigned on May 29, 2018, to run for Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
After incumbent Representative Kyrsten Sinema decided to run for the U.S. Senate in 2018, to replace retiring U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, Stanton – who was term-limited as mayor – decided to run for Sinema's seat. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary, and defeated Republican nominee Steve Ferrara 61% to 39% after a campaign during which he stressed his problem-solving experience as mayor.
In 2020, Stanton was unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated Republican nominee Dave Giles in the general election with 61% of the vote.
- Committee on the Judiciary
- Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
In an interview a few weeks after the November 2011 mayoral election, Stanton stated his support for repealing the city food tax. He also supported public pension reforms, including more employee contributions to their retirement funds and longer work experience before retirement benefits. In March 2013, Stanton decided against repealing the food tax due to projections that ending the tax would cause layoffs of nearly 99 police officers and 300 other city employees.
On October 1, 2020, Stanton co-signed a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that condemned Azerbaijan's offensive operations against the Armenian-populated enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, denounced Turkey's role in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and called for an immediate ceasefire.
|Democratic||Greg Stanton (incumbent)||83,443||100%|
|Democratic||Greg Stanton (incumbent)||217,094||61.06%|
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- "House Debate on the Equality Act". C-SPAN. May 17, 2019.
- "Senate and House Leaders to Secretary of State Pompeo: Cut Military Aid to Azerbaijan; Sanction Turkey for Ongoing Attacks Against Armenia and Artsakh". The Armenian Weekly. October 2, 2020.
- Bycoffe, Anna Wiederkehr and Aaron (October 22, 2021). "Does Your Member Of Congress Vote With Or Against Biden?". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved August 26, 2022.
- Stanton, Greg (June 24, 2022). "This is a dark, dark day for our country, and the Supreme Court. For 50 years the Court had recognized the constitutional right to an abortion—and in the pursuit of an extreme, ideological agenda it has rolled out the red carpet for states to criminalize women and their doctors". Twitter. Retrieved June 26, 2022.
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- Gardiner, Dustin. "Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and wife Nicole Stanton separate". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
- Congressman Greg Stanton official U.S. House website
- Greg Stanton for Congress campaign website
- Appearances on C-SPAN