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Election Results, Phoenix 2011

Mayoral And Council Election Results Are In

The City of Phoenix election results are in for the mayoral and council election.

The results were announced last night, August 30, at 8 p.m., with votes submitted from nearly 650,000 registered voters — 646,995, to be exact — with a little more than two percent of the votes from voting centers, and a little more than 13 percent casting their votes via early voting (nearly 90,000 votes).

According to the City of Phoenix’s website, these unofficial results do not include provisional ballots; the remaining early ballots and provisional ballots expected to be tabulated on Friday, Sept. 2. Check back here for those results.

Mayoral Election Results

Greg Stanton received most of the votes, more than 37 percent and more than 37,000 votes. Read Stanton’s statement on his website.

Wes Gullett came in second — more than 20 percent and more than 20,000 votes. Read Gullett’s statement on his website.

Here’s a breakdown of the mayoral election results:

Votes

Percent

1. Greg Stanton

37,759

37.85%

2. Wes Gullett

20,492

20.54%

3. Peggy Neely
12,622
12.65%
4. Claude Mattox
12,090

12.12%

5. Jennifer Wright
11,442
11.47%
6. Anna Brennan

4,910

4.92%

Proposition 1 — Expenditure Limit

Proposition 1 passed, with a little less than three-quarters of voters voting YES.

What is Prop 1? Read more about it.

Votes

Percent

YES
63,723
71.44%
NO
25,472
28.56%

Proposition 2 — Zoning Referendum

Proposition 2 did not pass, with more than 60 percent voting NO.

What is Prop 2? Read more about it.

Votes

Percent

NO
58,922
61.49%

YES

36,908

38.51%

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Election Social Media: Wright & Brennan

Phoenix Election Social Media Wars: Wright & Brennan

Election Social Media Wars: Wright & Brennan

Social media has become an important and effective marketing tool, with businesses creating Facebook pages and Twitter accounts for their customers, sharing deals and special offers. And it’s no less important in a race for mayor, especially for the Phoenix election mayoral candidates.

We visited all of the Phoenix mayoral candidates’ respective social media pages to get a better idea of how they represent themselves and their campaigns. It’s one thing to believe what the media and rival candidates say about one another, but how are they connecting with their supporters and how are they bettering their campaigns via social media?

Yesterday, we covered Wes Gullett and Peggy Neely. Today, we’ll look at Jennifer Wright and Anna Brennan.

Jennifer Wright

Jennifer Wright’s website states her campaign focuses on the following issues: repealing the food tax, creating a more open, transparent government, enforcing SB 1070, increasing public safety, creating more jobs and improving small businesses and small business creation.

Facebook & Twitter

Wright’s Twitter thoroughly updates her followers of her responses at mayoral debates. She’s informative, and she seems active on her account, responding to her followers’ questions. For instance:

Jennifer Wright's Twitter, Election Social Media“@rbcarter 2 make sure jobs & oppy’s thrive, ‘hoods r safe & secure, & the city is fiscally responsible. VOTE WRIGHT!”
“@RPongratz Thanks for your support!”
Jennifer Wright's Twitter, Election Social Media“Q1: B4 be sworn in, I will identify 20 biz stuck in city process & make sure they are up & running by inauguration day. #PhxDebate”
“Q5: Fiscal responsibility KEY. Review proposed line-item budget b4 passing, cut fat and admin bloat. Hold depts accountable. #PhxDebate”

As for Wright’s Facebook, with 507 followers, it’s updated frequently with video posts, shared links of articles relating to the mayoral race, as well as her thoughts and opinions. She seems more active and personable on Facebook, determined to increase the number of followers every day:

Jennifer Wright's Facebook Page, Election Social Media“‘I have no interest in being a household name or having personal fame or notoriety. I do not seek to be a career politician. Instead, my desire is to serve and lead Phoenix back on a path to prosperity. I would be honored if the highest office I ever held were that of Mayor of Phoenix. I humbly ask for your vote.’ Jennifer Wright”
“500! LET’S RAISE IT TO 510!””Today’s goal is 490!”
Jennifer Wright's Facebook Page, Election Social Media“Have you seen and shared my web-ad?
The Wright Change for Phoenix
www.youtube.com”
“Jennifer Wright Press Conference Post-Chamber Debate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhPqG2u8s3s “

Anna Brennan

Anna Brennan focuses on the community for her campaign. She pledges to “have the most open, accountable, and transparent government that the City of Phoenix has ever seen,” work on the city’s budget by proposing a zero-based budget, emphasize the importance of education by advocating for public school reform, and spotlight illegal immigration.

Brennan’s social media usage, both Facebook and Twitter, have identical posts — all video links to Brennan’s unique, live broadcasts from her cell phone (using bambuser, an app that streams live video for others to view), updated very frequently.

Facebook & Twitter

Anna Brennan's Twitter, Election Social MediaAnna Brennan's Twitter, Election Social Media

 

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No. of Friends & Followers for each Mayoral Candidate:

As of August 18, 2011, sourced from the social media pages linked to each candidates’ website:

Claude Mattox

Greg Stanton Facebook Page, Election Social Media2,942 Friends
Greg Stanton Twitter, Election Social Media775 Followers

Greg Stanton

Greg Stanton Facebook Page, Election Social Media1,349 Friends
Greg Stanton Twitter, Election Social Media583 Followers

Wes Gullett

Wes Gullett Facebook Page, Election Social Media759 Friends
Wes Gullett Twitter, Election Social Media235 Followers

Peggy Neely

Peggy Neely Facebook Page, Election Social Media509 Friends
Peggy Neely Twitter, Election Social Media452 Followers

Jennifer Wright

Jennifer Wright Facebook Page, Election Social Media507 Friends
Jennifer Wright Twitter, Election Social Media125 Followers

Anna Brennan

Anna Brennan Facebook Page, Election Social Media104 Friends
Anna Brennan Twitter, Election Social Media40 Followers

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Election Voting Dates & Times:

Saturday, August 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, August 29, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, August 30 (Election Day), 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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Election social media — is it important to winning an election? What do you think?
Do you think the candidates’ social media pages, “friends” and “followers” have any impact on the election and who will win the mayoral race? Let us know. If it is, it looks like Mattox is leading the pack.

 

Mattox's response to attack on Wes Gullett

Auto-Dialer Attack On Wes Gullett And Family, Mattox’s Response

Claude Mattox’s statement regarding the attack on Wes Gullett:

In the strongest possible terms, I condemn the actions of the individual or organization responsible for the deplorable attack on Wes Gullett and his family this afternoon.

 

To say there is no room in politics for this type of behavior is a given. This is not only dirty politics, this is a matter of simple human decency.

Mattox's response to attack on Wes Gullett

Similar nasty tactics were a part of last year’s governor’s race that inflicted wounds on innocent family members, and now, it is infiltrating our city.

It is actions such as this that discourage good and decent people from seeking public office. And the result is the government we have that is increasingly polarized, dysfunctional, and in the grips not of the people, but political operatives.

I placed a call to Wes this afternoon to express my outrage and offered to stand with him and his family in any way I can, just as I know he would do the same in regards to me and my family. I assured him that our campaign had no part in this sad episode.

Phoenix Election Social Media: Wes Gullett & Peggy Neely

Phoenix Election Social Media Wars: Gullett And Neely

Election Social Media Wars: Gullett & Neely

Social media has become an important and effective marketing tool, with businesses creating Facebook pages and Twitter accounts for their customers, sharing deals and special offers. And it’s no less important in a race for mayor, especially for the Phoenix election mayoral candidates.

We visited all of the Phoenix mayoral candidates’ respective social media pages to get a better idea of how they represent themselves and their campaigns. It’s one thing to believe what the media and rival candidates say about one another, but how are they connecting with their supporters and how are they bettering their campaigns via social media?

Yesterday, we covered Claude Mattox and Greg Stanton. Today, we’ll look at Wes Gullett and Peggy Neely.

Wes Gullett

Based off Wes Gullett’s website, his campaign doesn’t pinpoint just one or two topics, but an array of issues, including the following: his Seven Point Jobs Plan, working toward a better government, safe and affordable water for the city, “making Phoenix the small business capital of America,” increasing public safety, creating pay raises for employees and enforcing SB 1070.

Facebook & Twitter

In addition to Gullett’s Tweets thanking his volunteers and supporters as well as posts providing updates on his campaign — including links to articles and video posts, there are many Tweets from supporters. Here are few posts from his Twitter:

Wes Gullett Twitter, Election Social Media“As a Phoenix resident, I am proud to support for @wesgullett for mayor.”
“@wesgullett, funny humane thoughtful guy is running for Mayor of Phoenix. Pretty great when guys like him are willing to step up.”
Wes Gullett Twitter, Election Social Media“We cannot elect the same politicians and expect things to get better. We need new leadership new ideas and real results”
“A big thank you to all our volunteers! They are working hard and spreading our message. Come join the fun this weekend – … “

As for Gullett’s Facebook, the posts are very similar to those on his Twitter page. However, Deb & Wes Gullett do respond very quickly to questions and posts by supporters — very thorough responses, too. For instance:

Wes Gullett Facebook Page, Election Social Media

“Can you please clarify your position on SB 1070? Peggy Neely sent out a flier saying you opposed it then flip flopped.”

Response: “Peggy Neely’s campaign is clearly in free fall and she is desperate and willing to say anything or attempt to deflect attention from herself so that she keep her power. Her campaign’s efforts to confuse voters especially after the devastating article in the media today. I have been consistent that the City of Phoenix must and will enforce the laws of Arizona including SB 1070 if I am Mayor. … “

Peggy Neely

Based off Peggy Neely’s website, she has focused her campaign on spotlighting the local economy, including attracting jobs and small businesses, balancing the city budget and reducing the size of government, protecting public safety, increasing government accessibility and transparency, encouraging quality education, and supporting strong neighborhoods.

Peggy Neely is close behind Gullett regarding the number of “friends” and “followers” she has on her Facebook and Twitter. This is what I gathered from her usage of social media…

Facebook & Twitter

Much like her website, Neely’s Twitter account emphasizes her plans and her endorsements. Here a few:

Peggy Neely Twitter, Election Social Media“Proud to be a consensus builder. That is why I am proud to be endorsed by both Councilmembers Johnson and DiCiccio.”
“View my plans and my comprehensive plans at PeggyNeely.com. #phxmayor”
“I am proud of Councilman Michael Johnson’s endorsement. He is a long time friend and an early supporter.”

As for Neely’s Facebook page, which has over 500 followers, her posts are — like Gullett’s — very similar to those on Twitter, sharing the same links, almost as if they both use an auto-post feature.

Neely shares on Facebook her accomplishments and endorsements as well as her comments regarding the other candidates, including:

Peggy Neely Facebook Page, Election Social MediaI am proud of my track record of bringing people together to build consensus and find solutions. Phoenix has been a well-run city and a place we can all be proud of, but it is time to do more.
We need more transparency in government. We don’t even know who Mr. Gullett’s clients are. How could the taxpayers ever trust he was serving them instead of himself?
Peggy Neely Facebook Page, Election Social MediaI am proud to be endorsed by Councilman Michael Johnson. We share a desire to focus on the development and economic growth of the city, the creation of more jobs for Phoenix residents, a commitment to the community, and our ability to maintain the quality of basic city services.

No. of Friends & Followers for each Mayoral Candidate:

As of August 17, 2011, sourced from the social media pages linked to each candidates’ website:

Claude Mattox

Greg Stanton Facebook Page, Election Social Media2,936 Friends
Greg Stanton Twitter, Election Social Media774 Followers

Greg Stanton

Greg Stanton Facebook Page, Election Social Media1,309 Friends
Greg Stanton Twitter, Election Social Media578 Followers

Wes Gullett

Wes Gullett Facebook Page, Election Social Media757 Friends
Wes Gullett Twitter, Election Social Media234 Followers

Peggy Neely

Peggy Neely Facebook Page, Election Social Media507 Friends
Peggy Neely Twitter, Election Social Media450 Followers

Jennifer Wright

Jennifer Wright Facebook Page, Election Social Media494 Friends
Jennifer Wright Twitter, Election Social Media126 Followers

Anna Brennan

Anna Brennan Facebook Page, Election Social Media101 Friends
Anna Brennan Twitter, Election Social Media40 Followers

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Election Voting Dates & Times:

Saturday, August 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, August 29, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, August 30 (Election Day), 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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Election social media — is it important to winning an election? What do you think?
Do you think the candidates’ social media pages, “friends” and “followers” have any impact on the election and who will win the mayoral race? Let us know. If it is, it looks like Mattox is leading the pack.

 

Phoenix Election Social Media Wars: Stanton & Mattox

Phoenix Election Social Media Wars: Stanton & Mattox

Election Social Media Wars: Stanton & Mattox

Social media has become an important and effective marketing tool, with businesses creating Facebook pages and Twitter accounts for their customers, sharing deals and special offers. And it’s no less important in a race for mayor, especially for the Phoenix election mayoral candidates.

We visited all of the Phoenix mayoral candidates’ respective social media pages to get a better idea of how they represent themselves and their campaigns. It’s one thing to believe what the media and rival candidates say about one another, but how are they connecting with their supporters and how are they bettering their campaigns via social media?

This is what we found.

Claude Mattox

According to Claude Mattox’s website, Mattox focuses on building stronger and safer neighborhoods, quality schools and career jobs — focusing on crime rates, establishing neighborhood volunteer groups, and economic recovery, to name a few.

Facebook & Twitter

His Twitter account is ridden with ways he plans to correct the issues he identifies in his campaign. He also shows his support for the Phoenix area and its neighborhoods. For instance:

Greg Stanton Twitter, Election Social Media“Focus on failing schools and helping them to succeed, and graduate students who are great employees!””Thank a police officer or fire fighter today, they risk their lives daily in order that our neighborhoods and communities are safe.”

Furthermore, Mattox stresses his opinions regarding his components’ strategies and ideas on his Twitter page, including:

Greg Stanton Twitter, Election Social Media“To Wes about dealing with union contracts. Wes has incorrect info. I have worked with unions to negotiate and cut budgets together.””Neely wants to open phoenix for business, but if she plans to do it like she did with city north, we will be in big trouble.”

While Mattox doesn’t have a Facebook page specific to his mayoral campaign, his personal page does have nearly 3,000 followers or “Friends.” On his page, he stresses his gratitude to his supporters and volunteers — nearly every single post.

Greg Stanton Facebook Page, Election Social Media

“Thanks to my many supporters who came out last night, and those of you who watched from your homes. I appreciated the opportunity to share my plan and my vision with Phoenix voters.”

Greg Stanton

According to Greg Stanton’s website, his campaign crux focuses on local economic development — growing local businesses and increasing the number of available high-wage jobs, long-term, as well as sustainable development. But exactly how is Stanton getting his message across on Facebook and Twitter?

Facebook & Twitter

His mayoral Facebook page is ridden with updates, photos and support from over 1,000 people who follow the page. And Stanton stresses his appreciation for his supporters.

Greg Stanton Facebook Page, Election Social Media“Nicole and I were BLOWN AWAY with the success of this weekend’s ‘Get Out The Vote’ effort. The core of our campaign is the passion, dedication and professionalism of our volunteers. Thank you to all who ‘hit the streets.’ And thank you in advance for your help throughout the remainder of this campaign.”

Regarding his campaign focus, his passion and dedication is evident:

Greg Stanton Facebook Page, Election Social Media“Watch the debate tonight at 7 PM on channel 5. I am the only candidate with a comprehensive plan to bring high-wage jobs to Phoenix.”
Greg Stanton Twitter, Election Social Media“Stanton pledges that neither he nor anyone in his administration will hold a financial interest in a lobbying firm.”
Greg Stanton Twitter, Election Social Media“Stanton: We’re not like those people at the legislature, we’re normal! We’re pro-business and pro-people”

No. of Friends & Followers for each Mayoral Candidate:

As of August 16, 2011, sourced from the social media pages linked to each candidates’ website:

Claude Mattox

Greg Stanton Facebook Page, Election Social Media2,929 Friends
Greg Stanton Twitter, Election Social Media771 Followers

Greg Stanton

Greg Stanton Facebook Page, Election Social Media1,304 Friends
Greg Stanton Twitter, Election Social Media565 Followers

Wes Gullett

Greg Stanton Facebook Page, Election Social Media753 Friends
Greg Stanton Twitter, Election Social Media229 Followers

Peggy Neely

Greg Stanton Facebook Page, Election Social Media508 Friends
Greg Stanton Twitter, Election Social Media450 Followers

Jennifer Wright

Greg Stanton Facebook Page, Election Social Media470 Friends
Greg Stanton Twitter, Election Social Media120 Followers

Anna Brennan

Greg Stanton Facebook Page, Election Social Media97 Friends
Greg Stanton Twitter, Election Social Media35 Followers

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Election Voting Dates & Times:

Saturday, August 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, August 29, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Tuesday, August 30 (Election Day), 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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Mayor's Office or FirstStrategic

FirstStrategic Or Mayor’s Office? Mattox Says Gullett Must Choose

FirstStrategic or Mayor’s Office?

Claude Mattox is calling on mayoral candidate Wes Gullet to explain in detail how he intends to fulfill the duties of the mayor’s office while he remains a partner in the lobbying firm, FirstStrategic, that represents clients doing business with the city, neighboring communities and the state government.

During a televised debate sponsored by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce last evening, Gullett said that he intends to maintain a financial interest in FirstStrategic in the event that he is elected mayor.

“Wes needs to tell the voters of Phoenix if he intends to represent them or continue to look out for the interests of the photo-radar companies, billboard companies, utilities, private water companies, developers and the home-building industry his firm has represented over the years,” Mattox said.

Under Gullet’s planned arrangement, he will “take a leave of absence” but maintain his financial stake in the firm. When questioned about the conflicts of interest after Monday night’s televised debate, Gullett called the discussion “much ado about nothing.”

“You can’t take a leave of absence from ethics,” Mattox said. “At a time when lobbying scandals are routine in Washington, and the Fiesta Bowl scandal has ensnared both elected officials and lobbyists at the state capital, do we really want this climate to infiltrate City Hall too? This isn’t just a matter of the fox guarding the hen house. This is the fox having an office and staff in the hen house.”

Gullett’s determination to maintain his financial interest in his lobbying firm should he be elected raises numerous possible scenarios and an almost incalculable number of questions. Among them include:

  • As mayor, will Gullett need to abstain from every vote, involving building codes, development standards, and even planned residential development, because FirstStrategic represents the home-building industry?
  • How can Gullett obtain cooperation and secure regional agreements on transportation and economic development issues with the mayors of neighboring communities while FirstStrategic is lobbying and protecting the interest of clients in those same communities?
  • With Gullett sitting in the mayor’s office on the 11th floor of City Hall and still getting a paycheck from his lobbying firm, how will city staff and council be able to objectively address issues brought to them by other FirstStrategic partners and their lobbying clients?
  • How will Gullett manage to work with the Arizona Legislature and forcefully represent the interest of Phoenix residents while his lobbying firm is representing special interest at the Capitol?

 

“It’s an old adage, but so true: you cannot serve two masters,” Mattox said. “Wes needs to tell the people of Phoenix that should he be elected mayor, he will be fully committed to represent them, and not his special interest clients.”

Phoenix Mayoral Debate, Real Estate

Phoenix Mayoral Candidates Debate Commercial Real Estate Issues

Filling existing vacant commercial buildings, impact fees and economic development incentives were some of the issues discussed by the six City of Phoenix mayoral candidates Friday at Valley Partnership’s monthly breakfast meeting.

Anna Brennan, Wes Gullett, Claude Mattox, Peggy Neely, Greg Stanton and Jennifer Wright answered questions and made their pitch why they should be Phoenix’s next mayor before a packed audience at the Phoenix Country Club.

The first question: Arizona’s economy has taken its toll on commercial real estate is our state. What is your plan for attracting users to existing vacant commercial buildings and jumpstarting new commercial development in Phoenix?

Gullett said his focus was on helping small businesses, attracting new jobs, and making sure there is also job growth. He also said the challenge he sees is a lack of investment capital. His vision is for a partnership with banks to create an investment pool.

Neely stressed the importance of job creation, and the fact that the Valley needs to become more competitive as a region. Wright pointed out the 30 percent vacancy rate among commercial buildings in Phoenix. She added the city’s development department must be more business friendly.

The second question: Most cities in the Valley assess development impact fees on commercial development. Some subsidize certain categories of impact fees to attract certain kinds of development. Others have very limited categories of fees. What do you think the City of Phoenix’s approach should be to assessing impact fees for commercial development?

Stanton alluded to the ill-fated CityNorth project because it was a public-private partnership in which part of the impact fees helped build the development’s parking garage. He added that impact fees should generate “growth that pays for itself.”

The third question: Are you in favor of providing economic development incentives like infrastructure reimbursements to commercial projects?

Stanton, Brennan, Gullett and Maddox said yes. Gullet said it’s a “good gamble as jobs are created.. It has to be applied across the board.”

The fourth question involved a zoning case. A Fortune 500 company wants to relocate its corporate headquarters on Camelback Road and has a site tied up. They want 10 stories. If they can’t get 10 stories, the building goes to a Tempe Town Lake site. The General Plan dictates the Phoenix site can have a maximum of four stories. A highly organized neighborhood group says it was promised that high rises wouldn’t go this far east and that the city shouldn’t break that promise. How do you vote?

Wright, Brennan, Maddox and Neely voted in favor of rezoning the property. Gullett and Staton voted against.

And finally, when asked to describe their leadership style in one word, their responses:

Gullett – patience; Maddox – committed; Neely – decisive; Stanton – smart; Wright – determined; and Brennan – a facilitator.

The City of Phoenix mayoral election is Aug. 30.

 

 

 

 

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Claude Mattox Says Newest Addition to City Council Highlights Greater Issue

The Now Senior Phoenix Council Member Welcomes a New Addition to the Team but Knows it Comes at a Cost

Phoenix City Councilman Claude Mattox, today welcomed Bryan Jeffries to the council, expressing hope that the appointment will end the revolving door in City Hall and its adverse  impact on city government.

“Public offices should be more than stepping stones to political careers.  Elected officials commit to serving the public for a period of time. Quitting before the end of their terms so they can chase the next opportunity is a major disruption and comes at a cost. More importantly, it denies the voters a voice through representatives that they directly elect.”

In just the past two years, Mattox and the council have on three occasions found it necessary to appoint new members to the governing body following the resignation of council members elected by the voters. The result is Phoenix, in that period of time, has had one of the highest turnover of council members through resignation of any city or town in the state.

Two of those quitting before the end of their terms were ex-City Council members Greg Stanton and Peggy Neely, who are now seeking to return to City Hall as candidates for Mayor.

When Mattox announced his candidacy for Mayor earlier this year, he made a commitment to complete his term on the council. “At that time, many well-meaning supporters suggested I consider doing as other candidates have done and quit so that I could devote more attention to my campaign. Frankly, this council has seen too much change, particularly in these challenging times. It was an easy choice for me to resist the greener pastures others have chosen, and instead complete my term.”

There is more about Claude at..
Website: www.mattoxformayor.com.
on Facebook: (facebook.com/mattox2k)
on Twitter: (@mattoxformayor).

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Claude Mattox Continues to Build Financial Support in Mayoral Race

Campaign more than half way to goal of $1 million

Bolstered by a successful early morning fundraiser held Wednesday, the Mattox for Mayor campaign has surpassed the $500,000 mark – halfway to its goal of $1 million.

“At this still‐early stage, our campaign is not only resonating with voters, but it is also resulting in strong and generous financial support,” Mattox said. “To be half way toward our goal of $1 million at this point has invigorated our volunteers and supporters, while further motivating me in my commitment to make a difference.”

Led by Campaign Co‐Chairs, former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson and former Congressman Matt Salmon, over 200 civic and business leaders attended the gathering held in the Ballroom at the Phoenix Airport Marriott.

Mattox marks the half‐million dollar milestone just three months since announcing his bid for mayor. Perhaps more significantly, the Mattox campaign has more than $400,000 on hand in its coffers, providing it with a solid financial edge unsurpassed by other candidates in the field.

Mattox is currently serving his third term on the Phoenix City Council.

“Working together, we have layed the strong foundation of a diverse economy with high paying jobs, exceptional quality of life, and an efficiently run and well managed city offering services of the highest quality. I am confident, with the support and help of the people of our city; I will lead Phoenix forward by building on our success through my ongoing commitment to strong neighborhoods, quality schools, and career jobs.

For more information, visit www.mattoxformayor.com. Follow Mattox on Facebook facebook.com/mattox2k and Twitter @mattoxformayor.

Paid for by Mattox for Mayor.

Claude Mattox Gains Figher Fighter Support

Mattox ‘Staunch Supporter Of Public Safety’ And ‘Champion of Keeping Citizens Safe’

The Fire Fighters have endorsed Phoenix City Councilman Claude Mattox as the next mayor of Phoenix because of his support of public safety issues and tireless commitment to keeping citizens—and neighborhoods—safe.

On Wednesday, fire fighters held a press conference at the Phoenix City Employee Memorial in downtown Phoenix to publicly endorse Mattox. The mayoral election is on Aug. 30.

Mattox currently is chair of the Phoenix City Council Subcommittee on Public Safety and Veteran’s Affairs. He also was instrumental in securing the Safer Grant, a federal grant awarded in 2008 which allowed the city to hire more than two dozen firefighters in January with an additional 40 firefighters to begin in October.

MaFire Fighters endorse Phoenix City Councilman Claude Mattox as the next mayor of Phoenixttox also regularly spends time walking door-to-door with local fire fighters educating his constituents on the importance of working smoke detectors as well as water safety and drowning prevention. When Mattox was first elected to the City Council in 2000, his district contained the highest number of child drownings in the country. That number has been reduced dramatically and continues to improve.

“Claude is so committed to this effort that he regularly fundraises on our behalf to quell the number of drownings in our community,” said Rich Woerth, PFFA representative. “He raises money for pool fences and water safety programs and gives to the fire fighter charities and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. That just tells you what kind of a guy Claude is, and what kind of a mayor he will be.”

The fire fighters’ endorsement is the latest addition to a lengthy list of business icons, community leaders and elected officials to give their nod to Mattox, including Jerry Colangelo and former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson.

Mattox’s campaign is focused on safe neighborhoods, quality schools, and career jobs. This is what Mattox has focused his efforts on ever since joining the Council in 2000 as he has represented the most economically-diverse district in the city.

WHAT: Fire fighters endorse Claude Mattox as next mayor of Phoenix
WHO: Rich Woerth, Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona representative Claude Mattox
WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 9
WHERE: City Employee Memorial (just east of Phoenix City Hall)

Claude Mattox is competing with City Councilwoman Peggy Neely, former City Councilman Greg Stanton and political consultant Wes Gullett in the mayor’s race.

For more information

  • visit www.mattoxformayor.com
  • Follow Mattox on Facebook facebook.com/mattox2k
  • or on Twitter (@mattoxformayor).

Read more: Firefighters back Mattox for Phoenix mayor | Phoenix Business Journal