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5 Mayoral Candidates File Petitions In Phoenix

Five people submitted nominating petitions by Wednesday’s deadline to get on the ballot for Phoenix mayor. In alphabetical order, they are:

  • Kate Gallego, the former District 8 councilmember in Phoenix.
  • Moses Sanchez, a former school board member who works for a digital marketing company. 
  • Nicholas Sarwark, chair of the National Libertarian Party who runs a family car dealership. 
  • Tim Seay who identifies as a Freemason, businessman and president of several nonprofit groups. 
  • Daniel Valenzuela, the former District 5 councilmember in Phoenix.

The city clerk has until August 18 to verify petitions. Each candidate with 1,500 valid Phoenix signatures will be certified to appear on the November 6 ballot.
The election will fill the vacancy for the term that expires January 2, 2020. Former Mayor Greg Stanton resigned to run for Congress.

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As a senior field correspondent, Christina Estes focuses on stories that impact our economy, your wallet and public policy.