Mayor Greg Stanton
Since taking office in 2012, Mayor Greg Stanton has worked tirelessly to build a modern economy that works for every Phoenix family. By investing in innovation and the biosciences, lifting up local small business, and boosting trade with Mexico, Stanton is leading the way to create an innovation-based, export-driven economy built to last.
In 2017, Stanton was the first Arizona mayor to be named "Public Official of the Year" by Governing Magazine for his leadership on rebuilding the economy and making the city more environmentally sustainable.
Stanton is committed to making our community a more welcoming and open place. Under his leadership, Phoenix earned national recognition as a leader on LGBTQ issues, and became the first Arizona city to earn a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's municipal equality index.
Stanton attended Marquette University on the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, and earned a law degree from the University of Michigan. Before he was elected to his first term as mayor in 2011, he served nine years on the City Council and as Arizona's Deputy Attorney General.
In 2015, Stanton won reelection and successfully led one of the most ambitious transportation initiatives in the country – a plan that is now working to triple Phoenix's light rail system, expand bus service and build 1,000 miles of new bike lanes over the next 35 years.
He and his wife Nicole have two children.
Read about Mayor Stanton's progress since taking office.