City of Tucson

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City Council

Next Regularly Scheduled City of Tucson Election is on August 3, 2021.

NOTE: the election of council members is an off-cycle election which tends to see a lower voter turnout.

Elected Info

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Full Name
Regina Romero
First Name
Regina
Last Name
Romero
Constituency
Tucson
Title
Mayor
Term Ends
December 4, 2023
Re-Election
Hometown
Occupation
Program Coordinator
Address
255 W Alameda St
City
Tucson
State
AZ
Zip Code
85701
Phone
520-791-4201
Dossier
regina-romero
Ballotopia
https://ballotpedia.org/Regina_Romero
Website
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/mayor
Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/tucsonromero/
LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/regina-romero-89b682b/
YouTube
Committees
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Responsibilities

Official Duties of the Mayor:

  • Assists citizens with addressing problems, concerns, and information requests.
  • Presides over city council meetings and votes on issues that come before the City Council for consideration.
  • Initiates community-wide action regarding important issues.
  • Communicates and works with other policy-making bodies to ensure that Tucson's concerns are heard at the state and national levels.
    Including

    • Pima County
    • the Arizona Legislature
    • the Governor's Office
    • and the United States Congress
  • Delivers the annual "State of the City Address" to the community to analyze Tucson's economy, accomplishments, and future direction.
  • Serves as a member on Mayor and Council Subcommittees and appoints the chair of the different subcommittees.
  • Sits on the boards and committees of community organizations to implement plans affecting Tucson.
  • Along with the city council, appoints the City Manager.

   Ceremonial Duties of the Mayor:

  • Promotes the City of Tucson and serves as the City of Tucson's ambassador to visitors, dignitaries, conferences, and annual community events.
  • Participates in lectures, summits, ribbon cuttings, ground breakings, speaking engagements, business tours, and school visits throughout the community.
  • Issues proclamations, copper letters, certificates, and awards for special occasions, notable calendar events, and distinguished individuals.
Effectiveness

There is currently a recall effort to remove the mayor from office. Here is the website for more information: recallregina2020.net

History

Romero won the November 2019 city election by 15,482 votes receiving 55.88% (52,586) of a total 94,107 total votes over Ed Ackerley (I) who received 39% (37,104).

Elected Info

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Full Name
Lane Santa Cruz
First Name
Lane
Last Name
Santa Cruz
Constituency
Ward 1
Title
Council Member
Term Ends
December 4, 2023
Re-Election
Hometown
Occupation
Educator
Address
940 W Alameda St
City
Tucson
State
AZ
Zip Code
85701
Phone
520-791-4040
Dossier
lane-santa-cruz
Ballotopia
https://ballotpedia.org/Lane_Santa_Cruz
Website
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/ward-1
Instagram
LinkedIn
YouTube
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Duties of the City Council

  • Enacts ordinances, sets policies, and develops an annual Legislative Agenda for the City of Tucson.
  • Oversees the city budget and capital improvements program.
  • Holds weekly council meetings to address issues and concerns in the community.
  • Responds to constituents' concerns at neighborhood meetings, through written correspondence, and telephone communication, and staff assistance.
  • Serves on Mayor and Council Subcommittees to deal with specific issues such as public safety, youth and family issues, and community services. A subcommittee is composed of three Council Members, including the Mayor.

Source: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/gov/frequently-asked-questions-faq-about-city-government#m-duties

Effectiveness
History

Santa Cruz won 2019 election by 19,133 votes receiving 57.71% of a total 93,524 total votes. She defeated Sam Nagy (R). Santa Cruz was first elected in 2019.

Elected Info

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Full Name
Paul Cunningham
First Name
Paul
Last Name
Cunningham
Constituency
Ward 2
Title
Council Member
Term Ends
December 4, 2023
Re-Election
Hometown
Occupation
Juvenile Probation Officer
Address
7575 E Speedway Blvd
City
Tucson
State
AZ
Zip Code
85710
Phone
520-791-4687
Dossier
paul-cunningham
Ballotopia
https://ballotpedia.org/Paul_Cunningham
Website
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/ward-2
Instagram
LinkedIn
YouTube
Committees
Notes
Biography
Approach
Responsibilities

Duties of the City Council

  • Enacts ordinances, sets policies, and develops an annual Legislative Agenda for the City of Tucson.
  • Oversees the city budget and capital improvements program.
  • Holds weekly council meetings to address issues and concerns in the community.
  • Responds to constituents' concerns at neighborhood meetings, through written correspondence, and telephone communication, and staff assistance.
  • Serves on Mayor and Council Subcommittees to deal with specific issues such as public safety, youth and family issues, and community services. A subcommittee is composed of three Council Members, including the Mayor.
Effectiveness
History

Cunningham won 2019 election by 23,964 votes receiving 60.03% of a total 93,798 total votes. He defeated Ewart Williams Jr (R). Cunningham was first elected in 2011 but was appointed in 2010.

Elected Info

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Full Name
Paul Durham
First Name
Paul
Last Name
Durham
Constituency
Ward 3
Title
Council Member
Term Ends
December 6, 2021
Re-Election
Yes
Hometown
Occupation
Attorney
Address
1510 E Grant Rd
City
Tucson
State
AZ
Zip Code
85719
Phone
520-791-4711
Dossier
paul-durham
Ballotopia
https://ballotpedia.org/Paul_Durham
Website
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/ward-3
Instagram
LinkedIn
YouTube
Committees
Notes
Biography
Approach
Responsibilities

Duties of the City Council

  • Enacts ordinances, sets policies, and develops an annual Legislative Agenda for the City of Tucson.
  • Oversees the city budget and capital improvements program.
  • Holds weekly council meetings to address issues and concerns in the community.
  • Responds to constituents' concerns at neighborhood meetings, through written correspondence, and telephone communication, and staff assistance.
  • Serves on Mayor and Council Subcommittees to deal with specific issues such as public safety, youth and family issues, and community services. A subcommittee is composed of three Council Members, including the Mayor.
Effectiveness
History

Durham won 2017 election with 45,735 votes receiving 58.82% of a total 77,755 total votes. He defeated Gary Watson (I) who received 40.27%. Durham was first elected in 2017.

Elected Info

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Full Name
Nikki Lee
First Name
Nikki
Last Name
Lee
Constituency
Ward 4
Title
Council Member
Term Ends
December 4, 2023
Re-Election
Hometown
Occupation
Address
8123 E Poinciana
City
Tucson
State
AZ
Zip Code
85730
Phone
520-791-3199
Dossier
nikki-lee
Ballotopia
https://ballotpedia.org/Nikki_Lee
Website
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/ward-4
Instagram
LinkedIn
YouTube
Committees
Notes
Biography
Approach
Responsibilities

Duties of the City Council

  • Enacts ordinances, sets policies, and develops an annual Legislative Agenda for the City of Tucson.
  • Oversees the city budget and capital improvements program.
  • Holds weekly council meetings to address issues and concerns in the community.
  • Responds to constituents' concerns at neighborhood meetings, through written correspondence, and telephone communication, and staff assistance.
  • Serves on Mayor and Council Subcommittees to deal with specific issues such as public safety, youth and family issues, and community services. A subcommittee is composed of three Council Members, including the Mayor.
Effectiveness
History

Lee won 2019 election with by 18,628 votes receiving 57.48% of a total 93,726 total votes. She defeated Michael Hicks (R). Lee was first elected in 2019.

Elected Info

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Full Name
Richard Fimbres
First Name
Richard
Last Name
Fimbres
Constituency
Ward 5
Title
Council Member
Term Ends
December 6, 2021
Re-Election
Yes
Hometown
Occupation
Address
4300 S Park Ave
City
Tucson
State
AZ
Zip Code
85714
Phone
520-791-4231
Dossier
richard-fimbres
Ballotopia
https://ballotpedia.org/Richard_Fimbres
Website
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/ward-5
Instagram
LinkedIn
YouTube
Committees
Notes
Biography
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Responsibilities

Duties of the City Council

  • Enacts ordinances, sets policies, and develops an annual Legislative Agenda for the City of Tucson.
  • Oversees the city budget and capital improvements program.
  • Holds weekly council meetings to address issues and concerns in the community.
  • Responds to constituents' concerns at neighborhood meetings, through written correspondence, and telephone communication, and staff assistance.
  • Serves on Mayor and Council Subcommittees to deal with specific issues such as public safety, youth and family issues, and community services. A subcommittee is composed of three Council Members, including the Mayor.
Effectiveness
History

Fimbres won 2017 re-election with 56,887 votes receiving 94.23% of a total 60,370 total votes. He ran unopposed. Fimbres was first elected in 2009.

Elected Info

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Full Name
Steve Kozachik
First Name
Steve
Last Name
Kozachik
Constituency
Ward 6
Title
Council Member
Term Ends
December 6, 2021
Re-Election
Yes
Hometown
Occupation
Address
3202 E 1st St
City
Tucson
State
AZ
Zip Code
85716
Phone
520-791-4601
Dossier
steve-kozachik
Ballotopia
https://ballotpedia.org/Steve_Kozachik
Website
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/ward-6
Instagram
LinkedIn
YouTube
Committees
Notes
Biography
Approach
Responsibilities

Duties of the City Council

  • Enacts ordinances, sets policies, and develops an annual Legislative Agenda for the City of Tucson.
  • Oversees the city budget and capital improvements program.
  • Holds weekly council meetings to address issues and concerns in the community.
  • Responds to constituents' concerns at neighborhood meetings, through written correspondence, and telephone communication, and staff assistance.
  • Serves on Mayor and Council Subcommittees to deal with specific issues such as public safety, youth and family issues, and community services. A subcommittee is composed of three Council Members, including the Mayor.
Effectiveness

Kozachik won 2017 re-election with 48,892 votes receiving 60.05% of a total 81,417 total votes and defeating Mariano Rodriguez (R) who received 32.62%. Kozachik was first elected in 2009.

History
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