Partial List of Endorsements:  Mayor Mary Manross, Coalition of Greater Scottsdale, Arizona List, and Protect Our Preserve President Howard Myers. I am proud to have Mayor Manross serve as my Campaign Chair.

My Credentials:  Electrical Engineer, Business Owner, former Scottsdale Preserve Commissioner, and recipient of Arizona Wildlife Federation’s Conservationist of the Year.  I am proud to have helped lead the effort to Protect Our Preserve, YES on Prop 420

My Campaign:  I have decided to run for Scottsdale City Council so that community voices and community priorities are once again City priorities.

My family and I moved to Scottsdale 22 years ago.  We were drawn in by Scottsdale’s effortless elegance radiating from north to south and joined together by the Greenbelt winding through neighborhoods, past duck ponds, and endless parks.  This “small town” City charmed us – a policeman pulled my son over for wearing a helmet and gave him an ice cream coupon.

Fabulous Family Fun doesn’t have to break the piggy bank in Scottsdale!

The City Council empowered its citizens and business owners which resulted in extraordinary achievements including a vibrant downtown, resort-like public parks, and the creation of the nation’s largest urban Preserve: The McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

Today’s City Council is not prioritizing quality of life or protecting the City’s financial security.  Our valuable Scottsdale brand is being chipped away with rampant up-zoning increasing traffic, harming the character of our neighborhoods, and blocking our mountain views.  Residents and business owners have less and less influence at the City and the City’s most valuable asset, the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, is under threat of development.

If we are to sustain Scottsdale’s charm, protect our Preserve, and quality of life then we must restore community priorities at City Hall, build back public trust, and manage the City budget – our tax dollars- wisely and conservatively.   With these three guiding principles and the tremendous encouragement from many of you, I begin my 2018 campaign for Scottsdale City Council.

Above Photo: Bethany Whitehead, taken by Lynelle Whitehead

Family Photo: Mike/Solange, Lynelle, Derek, Bethany Whitehead