Freshman Congressmen Andy Biggs and Greg Stanton will share their insights on Washington and plans to move Arizona forward at the 12th annual PHX East Valley Partnership Statespersons’ Luncheon, April 24 at the East Valley Institute of Technology. 

Greg Stanton

The event, moderated by Arizona Public Service President Jeff Guldner, will focus on topics of special interest to business leaders in the six cities and towns – Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Queen Creek and Apache Junction – known at the PHX East Valley. Following the discussion, guests will have an opportunity to ask questions on a wide range of issues – from recent legislative actions to immigration, education reform and the federal budget.

“This is always an enlightening event because it brings together views from both sides of the aisle,” said Denny Barney, PHX East Valley Partnership’s president and CEO.

Stanton was elected to Arizona’s District 9 after serving as mayor of Phoenix from 2012 to 2018, where he built an economy rooted in innovation and trade. Before his election as mayor, he served nine years on the Phoenix City Council and as Arizona’s deputy attorney general.

Biggs is an Arizona native and a retired attorney who worked in the Arizona Legislature for 14 years, including four as Arizona Senate president. He was awarded “Champion of the Taxpayer” from Americans for Prosperity for his cumulative service in state legislature, and has been honored numerous times by the Goldwater Institute as a “Friend of Liberty.” 

Tickets to the event are $75 for PHX East Valley Partnership members and $85 for non-members. Table sponsors also are available for $1,000 for eight guests or $1,500 for premier seating for eight with an elected official. 

Seating is limited and the deadline for registration is April 19. 

For more information and to register, call (480) 834-8335 or visit