Chris Judd

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Incumbent

Background

Chris Judd graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Ecology [1]. Judd works as an independent insurance broker [2]. He is also a former manager and owner of local small businesses. He has been on the City Council since 2019 and became Vice Mayor in 2020. As a businessman, he was an active member of the Rotary Club of Surprise and eventually served as the Rotary Club President in 2015-2016 [3]. Judd is a member of the Executive Board for the White Tank Mountains Conservancy, MAG Economic Development Committee, and Valley Metro Board of Directors [2].

Key Issues

Economy

Judd supports business-friendly policies, such as listening to local businesses and making changes to the code that makes it easier to open and operate in Surprise. He also supports continuing to give the Economic Development team resources to attract quality businesses [4].

Budget

Judd is in support of continuing to have a low tax rate in the city. As the city’s primary source of tax revenue is sales tax, he hopes to increase tax revenue by attracting retail businesses [5].

Infrastructure

Judd wants to expand road infrastructure by continuing to require developers to build the roads adjacent to property. He also wants to finance roads by utilizing bonds, to complete roads without waiting for development [5].

Water

Judd believes that protecting the city’s water supply is one of its top challenges due to the ongoing drought [5]. 

Environment

Judd supports the creation of a regional park along McMicken Dam. He also hopes to work with developers to establish wildlife corridors along the White Tank Mountains [5].

Housing

Judd believes the city can increase housing supply by enabling developers to get their plans through the city planning process efficiently. He also believes the city should enable developers to build on smaller lots to increase and diversify options [5].

Endorsements

No endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 LinkedIn
2 AZCentral
3 Surprise, Arizona
4 Surprise Independent
5 AZCentral