Phoenix City Council
The Phoenix City Council consists of a mayor and eight city council members. While the mayor is elected in a citywide election, city council members are elected by votes only in the districts they represent, with both the mayor and councillors serving four year terms. The current mayor of Phoenix is Thelda Williams, a Republican who was appointed to serve until a special election can be held to replace Greg Stanton, who resigned to run for Congress. In setting city policy and passing rules and regulations, the mayor and city council members each have equal voting power.
Before 1948, the city of Phoenix was governed by commission. In 1948, the system was changed to a city council with a mayor selected by plurality-at-large voting in nonpartisan elections. In 1982, the election system was changed so that councilors represented districts.
|District||Council Members||Party (officially nonpartisan)|
|Mayor||Thelda Williams (interim)||Republican|
|District 1||Vice mayor Thelda Williams||Republican|
|District 2||Jim Waring||Republican|
|District 3||Debra Stark||Democratic|
|District 4||Laura Pastor||Democratic|
|District 5||Vania Guevara||Democratic|
|District 6||Sal DiCiccio||Republican|
|District 7||Michael Nowakowski||Democratic|
|District 8||Felicita Mendoza||Democratic|
- "Official Site of the City of Phoenix- About the Phoenix City Council". Phoenix.gov. Archived from the original on May 16, 2012. Retrieved June 19, 2012.
- "Officof Mayor Thelda Williams". Phoenix.gov. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
- Dilworth, Richard (2011). Cities in American Political History. SAGE Publications. p. 608. ISBN 9780872899117. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
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