Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari

Councilwoman 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 is an Arizona native, daughter of immigrants, and a graduate of Stanford and Cambridge universities. She's dedicated her career to finding solutions to critical issues such as climate change, air pollution and public health, most recently as a senior policy advisor at the United Nations. In 2020, her policy work received recognition when she was named to the Forbes '30 under 30' list in Law and Policy.


Ansari is ready to take impactful action at home in the city she loves. Her priorities include: leading District 7 residents safely and stronger out of the pandemic, expanding affordable housing, keeping neighborhoods safe, bringing high-quality jobs to the area, and ensuring clean air and water are accessible to all.


Phoenix is the fifth-largest and fastest-growing city in the United States. Ansari is determined to build sustainable, equitable communities that serve future generations.




City of Phoenix, Council Office
200 W. Washington St., 11th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: 602-262-7492​
E-mail: council.district.7@phoenix.gov