District 2 Profile

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Councilman Jim Waring was sworn in as the District 2 Phoenix City Council representative on Sept. 7, 2011.  He has been a tireless advocate for responsible government in Arizona.  Councilman Waring earned a reputation during his seven years at the state Senate as a fighter of wasteful government spending, a champion of job-creating policies and a steadfast proponent of tough-on-crime public safety policies.  He earned awards for this work from the Arizona Federation of Taxpayers (Champion of the Taxpayer), National Federation of Independent Business (Guardian of Small Business) and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce (Senator of the Year).  In addition, he was recognized for his work fighting domestic violence by the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence (Legislator of the Year twice) and the Men's Anti Violence Network (Man of the Year).  Councilman Waring was awarded the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Copper Shield Award and the National Guard Association of the United States Medal of Merit.

He was born in Hinsdale, Illinois, and moved to Arizona more than twenty years ago. He received his Ph.D. in public administration from Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs and his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University.  Prior to entering politics, Councilman Waring served on the staffs at ASU, the Arizona Board of Regents and Northern Arizona University. 

Councilman Waring serves on the following City Council subcommittees: Finance, Efficiency, Economy and Sustainability and Parks, Arts, Transparency and Education.

Councilman Waring and his wife, Kitty, are the proud parents of twin boys.

City of Phoenix
200 W. Washington St., 11th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: 602-262-7445
Fax: 602-495-0527
Email: council.district.2@phoenix.gov