Yassamin Ansari is the youngest woman ever elected in Phoenix City Council history and the first Iranian-American elected to public office in the state of Arizona. She represents one of the most diverse districts in the fifth-largest and fastest-growing city in the United States.
Since elected, she has enacted policies around transportation electrification, led the charge to pass Phoenix’s first Climate Action Plan, secured over $100 million in new investments to combat homelessness and passed a Roadway Safety Action Plan with a vision towards zero traffic-related deaths. She is hyper focused on building a more sustainable and equitable city where everyone can afford to live and thrive.
Prior to serving in elected office, Ansari worked as a senior policy advisor on the climate action teams of both U.N. Secretaries General Ban Ki-Moon and Antonio Guterres, as well as principal advisor to former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres at Mission 2020.
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