Kate Gallego

Mayor Kate Gallego has spent her career working to find solutions to complex problems. Prior to being elected Mayor, she served for five years as the Councilwoman for District 8, a district covering much of South Phoenix. Her record of proven results includes leading the campaign to pass Phoenix’s citywide transportation plan through 2050 and working to ensure equal pay for equal work. In March 2019, Mayor Gallego became the second elected female Mayor in Phoenix history and the youngest big-city Mayor in the United States. Mayor Gallego is passionate about building a Phoenix that works for everyone, including her two-year-old son, Michael. She believes everyone should have access to cutting edge medical care and has led on expanding Phoenix’s biomedical campus. Mayor Gallego is working to grow the city’s economy, create jobs, and stand up for the city’s core values. Previously, Mayor Gallego worked on Strategic Planning and Economic Development for the utility company, Salt River Project. She worked to attract new companies and jobs to Phoenix. Mayor Gallego graduated from Harvard University and earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. You can learn more about her at her website here.