||This article needs to be updated. (January 2014)|
|Mayor of Scottsdale, Arizona|
June 2000 – September 2008
|Preceded by||Sam Campana|
|Succeeded by||Jim Lane|
|Political party||Independent Democrat|
|Alma mater||University of California at Los Angeles and Minot State University|
Mary Manross is the former Democratic mayor of Scottsdale, Arizona. First elected in June 2000, she served two terms and lost her campaign for a third term as mayor in the November 2008 runoff mayoral election to her opponent, former Certified Public Accountant and businessman and former city councilman Jim Lane.
Before her election as councilwoman, Manross served on several city government commissions and in leadership positions for local charitable organizations, as well as being campaign manager for Mayor Herb Drinkwater's 1984 and 1988 mayoral campaigns.
Manross served four terms on the Scottsdale city council from 1992-2000. Although the election and office of the mayor of Scottsdale is nonpartisan, Manross' Democratic affiliation is widely known. Manross enjoyed wide appeal, having been endorsed by both the Democratic governor Janet Napolitano and the Republican Senator John McCain, and the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce as well as the Sierra Club. Prior to the challenge from Jim Lane, her party affiliation was not an impediment in the conservative, largely Republican city of Scottsdale.
State-mandated changes in the election calendar which moved the traditional spring city election to align with fall federal and state elections brought more partisan voters into play in the 2008 election. Republican Jim Lane was able to defeat Manross by less than 1/2 of 1 percent of the vote.
|Mark D. Bristow||3,841||11.58%|
|Merlin D. Gindlesperger||1,061||3.20%|
|Mary Manross (Incumbent)||16,903||47.26%|
|Mary Manross (Incumbent)||21,949||66.43%|
|Mary Manross (Incumbent)||16,986||49.44%|
- Jim Lane for Mayor official site
- Mayor and City Council
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- "City of Scottsdale official biography". Archived from the original on 2008-06-30. Retrieved 2008-07-04.