District 3 Staff


City of Phoenix - City Council District 3
Councilwoman Debra Stark's Office
602-262-7441   council.district.3@pho​enix.gov
200 W. Washington St., 11th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
TTY: 7-1-1

Raquel Estupinan - Chief of Staff

Raquel is chief of staff in Councilwoman Debra Stark’s office. Prior to joining the District 3 office, Raquel was the press secretary for Phoenix Mayors Greg Stanton and Thelda Williams. Previously, she worked as a television reporter in Phoenix, Fresno and Yuma. Like many residents who now call Phoenix home, Raquel is an Arizona transplant, originally from California’s Central Valley. She earned her master’s in broadcast journalism at USC and studied English and professional writing at UC Santa Barbara. Raquel enjoys running, kickboxing, and exploring Arizona by camping and hiking with her fiance. She is excited to get to know the wonderful District 3 community.

Adam Grant - Council Aide

Adam comes to Councilwoman Debra Stark's office from the City of Phoenix Clerk's Office where he was tasked with citywide record destruction and retention, as well as aiding with City elections. Previous to this role, he worked in current Vice Mayor Jim Waring's office as an aide. Adam came to Arizona from Washington State to pursue an athletic scholarship for football at the University of Arizona and has since graduated from Belhaven University with a Master's in Business Administration. In his free time, Adam enjoys golfing, trying new restaurants, and attending athletic events.

Andrea Gaston -  Council Research Analyst

Andrea comes to Councilwoman Debra Stark’s office after serving for now retired councilmember Thelda Williams during her terms as Interim Mayor, Vice Mayor and Councilwoman. As an almost-native Phoenician, after raising her son in Tucson, Andrea returned to Phoenix in 2015. With a bachelor’s degree in Public Agency Administration, she welcomes the opportunity to serve District 3 residents and the council office. Andrea finds enjoyment spending time with her family, photography and traveling with her mother and son.