Flagstaff Mayor & Council Candidates Answer Why Featured

The Arizona Daily Sun is giving the City Council and Mayoral Candidates a chance to answer a weekly question in no more than 150 words. This week, the question is: “What is the most important reason you are running for Flagstaff City Council?”

Big Idea

  • Three candidates for Mayor
  • Six candidates for Council
  • Council candidates will not be voted on until the November 3 General Election
  • Voters will also be voting on Prop 436 - the continuation of a 1% sales tax to fund local government operations

Candidates for Mayor (answers are summarized) - Will be voter on in the August 4, 2020 Primary Election

Paul Deasy: Offers a new vision and direction for Flagstaff. Website: deasyformayor.com
Charlie Odegaard: Loves Flagstaff and loves serving.
Jamie Whelan: Says he has experience, leadership and facilitation abilities, brings people together. Website:  jamiewhelanformayor2020.com

Note: Victor Varela has withdrawn.

Candidates for Council (answers are summarized) - Will be voted on in the November 3 General election

Becky Daggett: Has invested 25 years into making it a great place to live.
Anthony Garcia: 3rd generation Flagstaff son, wants to preserve cultural, environmental and ecological heritage. Holistic, well balanced approach to future development.
Jim McCarthy: Has the experience to understand challenges, only incumbent. Website: McCarthyForFlagstaff.org
Eric Nolan: Wants to give attention to issues such as growth, affordable housing, open spaces, tribal relations, ensuring economy doesn’t collapse, more Website: EricNolanforFlagstaff.com
Eric Senseman: Says he will be a leader who will protect, promote and advance Flagstaf’s intrinsic values
Miranda Sweet: Important to add her voice to the Dias, she’s an NAU alumna, past teacher, a mother and a business owner

Source: For candidates' full answers and photos, see Arizona Daily Sun. Click here to see Flagstaff Election information and  Coconino County offices up for election in 2020


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