Greg Stanton served nine years on the Phoenix City Council. He was a leader in building a more diverse, sustainable economy, and a passionate supporter of education in our city. 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.
Greg has lived in Phoenix for 37 years. He was raised in west Phoenix and attended Cortez High School. His parents, Fred and Mary Ann, still live in the same house where he and his three siblings grew up. 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.
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.
He credits his parents for instilling a deep commitment to public service and volunteerism in him at an early age. They founded the Christian Needs Network, a volunteer organization that provided goods and services to members of the community in need. Greg carries on that tradition of public service by volunteering with a number of organizations. He and his wife Nicole have two children.