City of Tucson

The City of Tucson is governed by the Tucson City Council.

mayor-1.jpgMayor Bob Walkup: Republican Bob Walkup is serving his third four-year term as mayor of Tucson. He was first elected in 1999 after retiring from a job with Raytheon Missile Systems. In his three terms as mayor, Walkup has pushed for more regional cooperation; for example, he was a leader in the effort to form the Regional Transportation Authority and pass a half-cent sales tax to fund transportation projects.

Ward 1 Councilwoman Regina Romero won her first term of office in 2007. She represents Tucson’s West side. Before entering city politics, Romero worked in Pima County’s neighborhood and youth employment programs. She has also been active in politics, working on the campaigns of Congressman Raul Grijalva and others.

Ward 2 Councilman Rodney Glassman won his first term of office in 2007. He represents Tucson’s East side. Glassman is studying law at the University of Arizona.

wardthree-11.jpgWard 3 Councilwoman Karin Uhlich Ward 3 Councilwoman Karin Uhlich won her first term of office in 2005. She represents north-central Tucson. Uhlich is also the executive director of the Southwest Center for Economic Integrity, a non-profit organization which “engages in research, education and advocacy to strengthen local economies by mobilizing and protecting marginalized people, holding corporations and industries accountable to communities and cultivating support for good business practices.” Before founding the Center for Economic Integrity, Uhlich worked for the Primavera Foundation, a non-profit that helps the homeless with shelter and employment.

mcc-7.jpgWard 4 Councilwoman Shirley Scott won her first term of office in 1995. She represents Tucson’s southeast side. Scott and her husband, Joe Scott, also own Scott Supply Center, a company that sells nuts and bolts.

Ward 5 Councilman Steve Leal won his first term of office in 1989. He represents south-central Tucson. Leal also works at the Pima County Jail.

wardsix-1.jpgWard 6 Councilwoman Nina Trasoff won her first term of office in 2005. She represents Tucson’s central city. Trasoff became a Tucson television journalist in the 1970s and became a spokesperson University Medical Center in the 1980s. She left that job to launch her own public-relations consulting firm. She first ran for public office in 2004, when she ran an unsuccessful campaign for the Arizona Corporation Commission. One year later, she unseated Republican Fred Ronstadt in a race for Tucson’s Ward 6 seat.

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