Mayor Profile

Greg Stanton Biography

Greg Stanton, No Caption 137 x 175 pixelsSince taking office just two years ago, Mayor Greg Stanton has worked tirelessly to build a modern economy that works for every Phoenix family. By boosting trade with Mexico, investing in the biosciences, and lifting up local small business, Stanton is leading the way to create an economy built to last.

Stanton is also committed to making our community a welcoming place for military veterans and their families. Under his leadership, Phoenix is set to become the very first U.S. city to completely end chronic homelessness among veterans. And Stanton’s H.E.R.O. initiative is emerging as an example for how to match veterans – especially post-9/11 vets – with local employers and good jobs.

The mayor’s commitment to building a stronger city for middle class families stems from his own childhood in West Phoenix. His dad, Fred, rode the city bus to his job as a shoe salesman and his mom, Mary Ann, was a devoted educator. Even with modest means, the Stantons made it a priority to help those in need, and founded the Christian Needs Network, a group of multi-faith volunteers who collected clothes, food and diapers for members of their community.

Stanton attended Marquette University on the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, and earned a law degree from the University of Michigan. Before he was elected mayor in 2011, Stanton served nine years on the City Council and as Arizona’s Deputy Attorney General. He and his wife, Nicole, who is a prominent local attorney, are both working parents of two young children.