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Preceded by  Phil Gordon
Role  Mayor of Phoenix
Political party  Democratic
Spouse  Nicole Stanton (m. 2005)
Website  Government website
Party  Democratic Party
Name  Greg Stanton

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Full Name  Gregory John Stanton
Born  March 8, 1970 (age 45) Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. (1970-03-08)
Alma mater  Marquette University University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Office  Mayor of Phoenix since 2012
Children  Violet Stanton, Trevor Stanton
Education  University of Michigan, University of Michigan Law School, Marquette University
People also search for  Nicole Stanton, Violet Stanton, Trevor Stanton

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Gregory John "Greg" Stanton (born March 8, 1970) is an American politician who serves as Mayor of Phoenix. He won the November 8, 2011 runoff election to succeed term-limited mayor Phil Gordon. Stanton, a Democrat and former Phoenix City Council member, defeated Republican political consultant/lobbyist Wes Gullett after a contentious campaign that resulted in large election turnout. Stanton was sworn in as 59th Mayor of Phoenix in January 2012.


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Early life, education, and career

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Stanton was born in Phoenix and graduated from Cortez High School of west Phoenix in 1988. He then attended Marquette University and graduated in 1992 with a B.A. in history and political science and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1995, Stanton earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Stanton then worked as an education attorney from 1995 to 2000.

Phoenix City Council (2000–2009)

Stanton was elected to the Phoenix City Council for District 6 in 2000, 2001, and 2005 and served the district until 2009. This district included the affluent Phoenix Biltmore Area centered around the Biltmore Fashion Park and Arcadia areas, as well as non contiguous Ahwatukee.

2011 campaign for mayor

During his 2011 campaign for mayor, questions arose of the legality of near $70,000 in contributions from Stanton's former treasurer Mindy Shields. Stanton opposed the embezzlement prosecution of Shields and fired her in October 2010.

On August 30, 2011, Stanton and Republican candidate Wes Gullett were the top two candidates in the Phoenix mayoral primary, with Stanton getting about 38% of the vote and Gullett 20%.

Mayor of Phoenix (2012–present)

Stanton advocated against the 2013 federal budget sequestration by meeting with members of Congress multiple times.

Mayor Stanton was re-elected on August 25, 2015.

Political positions

In an interview a few weeks after the November 2011 election, Stanton stated his support for repealing the city food tax. Stanton also supported public pension reforms including more employee contributions to their own retirement funds and longer work experience before retirement benefits. However, in March 2013, Stanton decided against repealing the food tax due to projections that ending the tax would cause layoffs of nearly 99 police officers and 300 other city employees.


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