Jay Tibshraeny

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Jay Tibshraeny
Mayor of Chandler, Arizona
Assumed office
January 13, 2011
Preceded by Boyd Dunn
In office
1994–2002
Preceded by Coy Payne
Succeeded by Boyd Dunn
Member of the Arizona Senate from the 21st District
In office
2003–2010
Preceded by Russell Bowers
Succeeded by Steve Yarbrough
Vice-Mayor of Chandler, Arizona
In office
1990–1994
Personal details
Born Albert Jay Tibshraeny Jr.
1954 (age 62–63)
Mesa, Arizona, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Karen M. Tibshraeny
Children Lauren Noel Rose Tibshraeny
Residence Chandler, Arizona
Alma mater Arizona State University
Occupation Politician
[1][2][3][4][5]

Jay Tibshraeny ( /ˈtɪbʃrn/ TIB-shray-nee, born in 1954) is an American politician. A former senator in the Arizona Senate, he has been the mayor of Chandler, Arizona since 2011. He previously served as the mayor of Chandler from 1994 through 2002.

Background[edit]

Albert Jay Tibshraeny Jr. was born in Mesa, Arizona in 1954. He is of Lebanese descent on his father's side. When Tibshraeny was born, his father was a cotton farmer around Eloy, Arizona. His parents were married on February 16, 1947. Jay has one brother, Mike, and two sisters, Joyce and Janice. He graduated high school in 1972. He attended Arizona State University where he received a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1977. For ten years, during and after his college years, Jay worked with his father in the construction business.[3]

Political career[edit]

Planning and Zoning Commissioner[edit]

Tibshraeny became involved in politics in 1979 when Chandler held its first and only recall election in which the mayor and several city council members were removed from office. In 1980, Tibshraeny was appointed to Chandler's Planning and Zoning Commission. He worked with the construction of Intel's plant in West Chandler.[3]

First mayorship[edit]

In 1986, Tibshraeny ran for Chandler City Council, winning a seat in March of that year. He attributes his achievement to his "involvement with youth and things".[citation needed] In 1990, he became vice-mayor of Chandler under Coy Payne, the first black mayor in Arizona. In 1994, Tibshraeny ran for mayor of Chandler. He took the seat in March, and during his time as mayor, he oversaw Chandler's transition from a rural town to a bedroom community for Phoenix. He oversaw the construction of the Chandler Fashion Center.[3] He was reelected to the position four times over the next eight years, the maximum number of times a mayor can be reelected in Chandler.[a]

Arizona State Senator[edit]

In 2002, Tibshraeny ran for the newly created 21st District in the southeastern Phoenix metro area. The district includes parts of Chandler and Queen Creek. He won the primary election, held on September 10, 2002, beating the only other candidate, Morris Cooper.[7] This meant that Tibshraeny ran unopposed in the general elections on November 5 in the same year.[8]

Second mayorship[edit]

Tibshraeny was a state senator for eight years. In 2010, Tibshraeny stepped down and ran once again for mayor of Chandler. He ran unopposed, winning over 99% of the votes, with 0.73% of the voted going to write-in candidates.[4] He ran again in 2011 for mayor, and like the previous term, was unopposed.[9] His term will expire in 2019.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In 2012, Proposition 452 was passed, changing the term limits from four consecutive two-year terms to two consecutive four-year terms.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jay Tibshraeny". Arizona State Legislature. Archived from the original on June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHANDLER, ARIZONA" (PDF). Chandler City Council. January 27, 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d Tibshraeny, Jay (August 20, 2004). "Senator Jay Tibshraeny" (PDF) (Interview). Interview with Jean Reynolds. Chandler. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Final Summary Report.pdf "FINAL OFFICIAL RESULTS" Check |archiveurl= value (help) (PDF). Maricopa County Recorder. August 24, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ Bayless, Betsey (November 27, 2000). "STATE OF ARIZONA OFFICIAL CANVASS" (PDF). Arizona Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ Polletta, Maria (November 7, 2012). "Heumann, Sellers re-elected to Chandler council; Prop. 452 carries easily". The Arizona Republic. Archived from the original on June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ Bayless, Betsey (September 23, 2002). "STATE OF ARIZONA OFFICIAL CANVASS" (PDF). Arizona Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ Bayless, Betsey (November 25, 2002). "STATE OF ARIZONA OFFICIAL CANVASS" (PDF). Arizona Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Final Summary Report.pdf "FINAL OFFICIAL RESULTS" Check |archiveurl= value (help) (PDF). Maricopa County Recorder. August 28, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Coy Payne
Mayor of Chandler, Arizona
1994-2002
Succeeded by
Boyd Dunn
Preceded by
Russell Bowers
Arizona State Senator for the 21st District
2003-2010
Succeeded by
Steve Yarbrough
Preceded by
Boyd Dunn
Mayor of Chandler, Arizona
2011-present
Incumbent