City of Phoenix - City Council District 3
Councilwoman Debra Stark's Office
200 W. Washington St., 11th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
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.