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Jim Waring Elected City Council Vice MayorJim Waring Elected City Council Vice Mayor<div class="ExternalClassB4625529BF7D464FB79AF7F7AB3F506A"><p style="font:1.1em/1.2em arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 10px;padding:0px;border:0px currentcolor;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:normal;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>Feb. 19, 2014</strong></p><p style="font:1.1em/1.2em arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 10px;padding:0px;border:0px currentcolor;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:normal;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">During this afternoon’s Formal Council Meeting, the Phoenix City Council elected District 2 Councilman Jim Waring as vice mayor. He will serve in the position until the beginning of 2015.</p><p style="font:1.1em/1.2em arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 10px;padding:0px;border:0px currentcolor;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:normal;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">“I’m honored to serve as vice mayor of the city of Phoenix this year,” stated Waring. “I will continue to work hard to ensure residents’ needs are being met, while closely watching over how the City spends taxpayer dollars. This is an important year for the City of Phoenix, as there are many tough decisions that need to be made. I am committed to making those decisions, and being an advocate for the taxpayer.”</p><p style="font:1.1em/1.2em arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 10px;padding:0px;border:0px currentcolor;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:normal;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">“I have known my good friend, Councilman Jim Waring, for many years,” said Councilman Bill Gates, outgoing vice mayor. “Jim has focused on fiscal oversight of city spending, pension reform, and saving taxpayer dollars – I look forward to working with him this year as vice mayor.”</p><p style="font:1.1em/1.2em arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 10px;padding:0px;border:0px currentcolor;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:normal;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Waring was sworn in as the District 2 Phoenix City Councilman on Sept. 7, 2011. During his tenure on the Council, Waring has cemented his reputation, earned during seven years at the state Senate, as a tireless fighter against wasteful government spending, a champion of job-creating policies and a proponent of tough-on-crime public safety policies. He serves on the Finance, Efficiency, Economy and Sustainability and Parks, Arts, Transparency and Education subcommittees, and is the chair of the city’s Human Trafficking Task Force.</p><p style="font:1.1em/1.2em arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 10px;padding:0px;border:0px currentcolor;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:normal;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">He was named a “Champion of the Taxpayer,” by the Arizona Federation of Taxpayers; “Guardian of Small Business,” by the National Federation of Independent Business; “Legislator of the Year,” twice, by The Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence, among other honors.</p><p style="font:1.1em/1.2em arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 10px;padding:0px;border:0px currentcolor;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:normal;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Waring holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Arizona State University and a bachelor degree from Northern Illinois University. He and his wife, Kitty, are the proud parents of twin boys.</p><p style="font:1.1em/1.2em arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 10px;padding:0px;border:0px currentcolor;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:normal;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">For more information, call the District 2 office at 602-262-7445 or email council.district.2@phoenix.gov.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><br> </p><p style="font:1.1em/1.2em arial, helvetica, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 10px;padding:0px;border:0px currentcolor;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:normal;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>Media Contact:</strong><br>Michael Hammett  602-495-5405</p></div>2/19/2014 10:50:00 PMMichael Hammett 602-495-5405