Councilwoman Kate Gallego Bio

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Councilwoman Kate Gallego represents District 8, a diverse area that includes parts of East Phoenix, Downtown, South Phoenix and Laveen. As a member of the Phoenix City Council, Kate has focused her energy on economic development and expanding access to light rail.

Kate has brought an entrepreneurial spirit and extensive economic development knowledge to her service on the council. Prior to being elected, Kate worked on Strategic Planning and Economic Development for Salt River Project and earned an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Kate is the only MBA on the Phoenix City Council. 

Councilwoman Gallego is chair of the City Council Neighborhoods, Housing & Development Subcommittee.  She also serves on the following subcommittees: Downtown, Aviation & Redevelopment; Public Safety & Veterans; and T​ransportation & Infrastructure.

She has served the city in several volunteer positions including as Chair of the Environmental Quality Commission, Chair of the Solar Energy Subcommittee, Vice Chair of MyPlanPHX.com, and as a member of the Central City Village Planning Commission. Outside of her city work, she is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Latino Arts and Culture Center.  A strong advocate for volunteers and national service programs such as AmeriCorps, Kate serves on the Arizona Commission on Service and Volunteerism. Gallego is a member of Valley Leadership Class 28.

Councilwoman Gallego is the first woman to represent District 8 and the only member of the Millennial Generation to serve on the council. The Arizona Republic named her one of 14 individuals poised to change Arizona in 2014.

Kate graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University with a degree in Environmental Studies. She is a member of Temple Solel and is married to former State Representative Ruben Gallego.​