Carlita Cotton

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Cotton received a Master’s in Legal Studies and in Public Administration from Arizona State University. Cotton also received an Associate in Applied Science and dual bachelor’s in anthropology and psychology with a minor in sociology from Mesa Community College. She was born in Milwaukee and has lived in Goodyear for 3 years [1].

Cotton has previously worked with the homeless population of her community. She has held a number of other positions, including: member of the student chapter of the International City/County Management Association at ASU; Center for Law and Global Affairs Ambassador; senior consultant for SGR Consulting LLC; and Contract Management Specialist for the Arizona Department of Economic Security. Cotton has been the international business development consultant for Premium Business Consulting LLC since August 2020 [2].

Key Issues


Cotton hopes to increase the prevalence of women of color in government positions, such as mayor. Cotton has promised to create committees responsive to residential input [1].


Cotton hopes to revitalize the Goodyear airport to bring in more commercial traffic and businesses and bring more upscale businesses and public parks to the city [3].


Cotton has voiced support for greater public-private relationships in the Goodyear economy [3].


No endorsements could be found


1 Cotton for Mayor 
2 LinkedIn 
3 The Daily Independent