Phoenix City Council
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Phoenix City Council
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The Phoenix City Council consists of a mayor and eight city council members. While the mayor is elected in a citywide election, city council members are elected by votes only in the districts they represent, with both the mayor and councillors serving four year terms.[1] The current mayor of Phoenix is Greg Stanton, a Democrat who was elected to a four-year term in 2011.[2] In setting city policy and passing rules and regulations, the mayor and city council members each have equal voting power.[1]


Before 1948, the city of Phoenix was governed by commission. In 1948, the system was changed to a city council with a mayor selected by plurality-at-large voting in nonpartisan elections. In 1982, the election system was changed so that councilors represented districts.[3]


Councillor Jim Waring
District Council Members
Mayor Thelda Williams (interim)
District 1 Vice mayor Thelda Williams
District 2 Jim Waring
District 3 Debra Stark
District 4 Laura Pastor
District 5 Vania Guevara
District 6 Sal DiCiccio
District 7 Michael Nowakowski
District 8 Felicita Mendoza


  1. ^ a b "Official Site of the City of Phoenix- About the Phoenix City Council". Archived from the original on May 16, 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  2. ^ "Official website of the City of Phoenix- Mayor Home". Retrieved 2012. 
  3. ^ Dilworth, Richard (2011). Cities in American Political History. SAGE Publications. p. 608. ISBN 9780872899117. Retrieved 2016. 

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