Regina Romero’s First Priorities as Mayor of Tucson


On December 2, 2019, Regina Romero will be inaugurated as Tucson’s 41st Mayor. As the new Mayor, Ms. Romero will pursue the priorities she championed in her successful campaign.

These include:

  • Working with stakeholders such as the University of Arizona, business, science, and civic communities in drafting a local climate action and sustainability plan.
  • Expanding educational opportunities for Tucson’s children like the afterschool and summer KIDCO Program.
  • Revitalizing the cities commercial corridor.
  • Improving Tucson’s Infrastructure.
  • Creating affordable housing opportunities.
  • Keeping Tucson residents safe and secure.
  • Promoting equality and respect for all.

To help accomplish these priorities, Mayor-Elect Romero has announced her administrative team. They are:

  • Elaine Becherer as Chief of Staff.
  • Nate Sigal as Senior Policy Advisor.
  • Nathalia Untiveros as Planning and Built Environment Advisor
  • Yesenia Lopez as Executive Assistant and Community Liaison
  • Génesis Cubillas as Staff Assistant and Community Engagement.

Commenting on her governing team through a press release, Ms. Romero stated that:

“I have selected an experienced team that will work diligently alongside City staff and partner with community stakeholders to implement our shared vision for Tucson. The staff I have chosen reflects the diversity of the issues facing our community and will be prepared to hit the ground running to serve the people of Tucson on day one. Please join me in welcoming our new team to the Mayor’s office.”

Having a solid team in place ready to govern on December 2 will help Mayor-Elect Romero accomplish the goals she embraced in the campaign.

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Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.


  1. Creating affordable housing should mean a complete reexamination of decision making regarding the massive out of scale housing monsters that have previously been approved. These monster blocks, blotting out the sun, have been giant cancers in university towns nationwide. The developers will whine they need those monsters to “make it pencil”, but like crack addicts they will take what they can get.

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