IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES
Yassamin Ansari is an Arizona native, daughter of immigrants, and a proud resident of Phoenix City Council District 7. A product of public schools, she earned an advanced degree and worked in top-level leadership positions. She brings her experience to serve her community in Phoenix.
She has served as a senior climate advisor to the United Nations, worked as a policy advisor to Global Climate Action Summit.
We know that the pandemic has affected the way we live and work. Ansari understands the health crisis at hand, and she will aid our community with recovery efforts. From the early onset of the pandemic, Ansari took action and began working with homebound seniors, hosted and participated in several food drives for pandemic relief, and connected resources to those in need.
Affordable Housing in Phoenix
Phoenix experienced over 23,400 evictions in 2020, and a surge in the unsheltered homeless population by 83% from 2017 to 2020. The average resident living in District 7 spends 45.6% of their income on housing. It is the highest amount compared to other city council districts in Phoenix. Ansari has a plan to make homes affordable to residents. She will expand tenant protections, work with developers to include affordable housing units in housing developments, address homelessness and repurpose abandoned buildings into affordable housing units.
Creating Jobs for our
Ansari recognizes the need for more economic development in our community. She will work to grow the Loop 202 Tech Corridor, support small businesses with resources, and support infrastructure projects like light rail and highway expansion.
Clean Air, Safe Water Supply
& Low-Cost Electricity
2020 was officially the 2nd driest and 2nd hottest year ever recorded in Arizona. There were 207 heat-related deaths with an additional 134 cases under investigation in Maricopa County. In the City of Phoenix, air quality and pollution have been the worst in District 7. An on-going drought, increasing wildfires, declining air quality, aging sewer, and water systems and long-term water scarcity issues, Ansari recognizes that Phoenix is at the forefront of the climate crisis. As a recognized leader in sustainability and climate change, she will invest in clean and renewable energy, support the City of Phoenix’s Tree and Master Shade Plan into action, and strengthen our city’s recycling and composting programs.
& Community Leaders
Kate Gallego, Mayor of Phoenix
Greg Stanton, AZ Congressman 9th District & former Mayor of Phoenix
Ruben Gallego, AZ Congressman 7th District
Corey Woods, Mayor of Tempe
Laura Pastor, Phoenix District 4 Councilwoman
Betty Guardado, Phoenix District 5 Councilwoman
Carlos Garcia, Phoenix District 8 Councilman
Anna Tovar, Arizona Corporation Commissioner & Former Mayor of Tolleson
Alfredo Gutierrez, Former Arizona Senate Majority Leader
Terry Goddard, Former Mayor of Phoenix & Former Arizona Attorney General
Isaac Serna, Former Laveen School Governing Board Member
Pastor Redeem Robinson, Balsz Elementary District Governing Board Member
César Chávez, LD 29 State Representative
Tony Navarrete, LD 30 AZ State Senator
Richard Andrade, LD 29 State Representative
Lorenzo Sierra, LD 19 AZ State Representative
Christine Marsh, LD28 State Senator
Organizations & Unions
United Phoenix Fire Fighters Local 493
Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona
AZ Youth Climate Coalition
UFCW Local 99
Urban Phoenix Project
Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce
UA Plumbers and Pipefitters 469
Unite Here! Local 11
IBEW Local 640
Democracy for America
Sunrise Movement Phoenix
Run For Something
AZ NOW PAC
Boilermakers Local 627
People For the American Way's Next Up Victory Fund
Arizona Progressive People’s Alliance
Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans
Phoenix City Council District 7
Early ballots began mailing on Feb. 10, but the deadline to request an early mail-in ballot is Feb. 26.
Feb. 10 – March 5: In-person early voting is available 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. weekdays on the 15th floor of Phoenix City Hall at 200 W. Washington St.
March 6: Voting Centers open 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.
March 8: Voting Centers open 9 a.m.– 6 p.m
March 9: Voting Centers open 6 a.m.– 7 p.m.
VOTING LOCATIONS OR
BALLOT DROP OFF
For a complete list of locations, please visit the city of Phoenix website.
Phoenix City Hall
200 W Washington St
Phoenix AZ 85003
Cesar Chavez Branch Library
3635 W Baseline Rd
Laveen Village, AZ 85339
Desert West Community Center
6501 W Virginia Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85035
Burton Barr Central Library
1221 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
South Mountain Community Center
212 E Alta Vista Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Estrella Mountain Police Precinct
2111 S 99th Ave
Tolleson, AZ 85353
Paid for by Revitalize Arizona.
Major funding by Residents for Accountability. Not authorized by any candidate.
Data from Maricopa County Justice Courts
http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/ and Eviction Lab https://evictionlab.org/eviction-tracking/phoenix-az/
Data from Point in Time
Data from Maricopa County Department of Public Health
Data from Maricopa County Air Quality Department