Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego has a commanding lead in her race for a full four-year term and appeared on her way to victory.
Speaking to voters on Tuesday Evening, she said:
“I am looking forward to getting to work with all of you to build a city that works for everyone. We have gotten a great start, but we have so much work to do. And it’s going to be a great journey.”
She also spoke to Blog for Arizona after her address to the voters and said her priorities for the next four years would center on:
- Combatting COVID 19.
- “Investing in Economic Recovery.”
- “Invest in infrastructure, safe communities, and good jobs.”
The Mayor also commented that the election results showed that it was
“Clear AZ voters would focus on solutions and bring us together.”
She noted that voters cared most about combatting COVID 19, funding quality public education, and having quality and affordable health care.
More details on the Mayor’s agenda for the people of Phoenix will emerge soon.
Mari Bourbon, the Press Secretary for Mayor Gallego issued a statement which read:
By the highest number of votes ever cast for a mayoral candidate in Phoenix, voters have returned Kate Gallego to office for her first full, four-year term as Mayor of Phoenix.
“I am thrilled and ready to continue the important work we’ve accomplished over the last 18 months,” said Mayor Gallego. “We made defeating COVID-19 a priority. When others backed down, I was proud to stand for the science and to make decisions that supported public health. We’ve provided the financial resources necessary to keep businesses afloat and directed more than $30 million in relief funds for families in need.”
“There is much more to do. I believe that if we stay focused on the work that matters most, in a way that cherishes equity and equality, Phoenix will be perfectly positioned to emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever. We will live up to our promise to be a city that works for all of us.”
In addition to her leadership on issues related to COVID-19, Mayor Gallego fought for better streets and a stronger transit system, is committed to the battle against climate change, and has played an important role in bringing new businesses and economic drivers to Phoenix, particularly in the areas of bioscience and advanced precision medicine.
“I am deeply grateful to everyone who voted for me, the volunteers who spent long hours on the campaign, and the dozens of supporters who made this night possible,” Mayor Gallego added. “Last night, it was great to take a little time to celebrate. Today – it’s back to work!”
Mayor Kate Gallego will lay out her vision for Phoenix during her State of the City address on November 17th.