Denette Dunn

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Incumbent

Background

Denette Dunn was appointed as the Pine District Peoria City Councilwoman in 2019 unanimously and elected later that year [1]. Dunn was the regional sales manager at Riccar America, and then became the corporate sales manager of the ABL Portland Power Women’s Professional Basketball. She then became a regional sales manager and advertising director at Northwest Wholesale Distributors and a Manager Broker at the Durango McKinley Paper Company. Dunn later joined the Board of Directors for WESTMARC. Dunn is the former CEO and founder of Environmental Consulting Agency and a former Commissioner for Planning and Zoning for Peoria [2]. Dunn formerly worked in marketing and government relations for Dickson Sweeping [4].

Key Issues

Public Safety

Dunn supports ensuring that first responders get fully staffed and funded to the levels that match the city’s growing population. She also states that it is her number one priority [1].

Infrastructure

Dunn hopes to expand public transit in Southern Peoria, as the North recently got a free-to-ride circulator bus. She wants to increase connections within the city and to other cities. Dunn also supports the Northern Parkway, and hopes it can complement existing Peoria roads [5].

Water

Dunn supports improving water conservation and ensuring cleanliness of Peoria’s recycled water. She hopes to see smart xeriscaping increase across the city to reduce unnecessary outdoor water use and bolster the city’s supply [5].

Budget

Dunn wants to fight to increase funding for Southern Peoria relative to its population to create equitable funding. She supports increased funding for roads in Southern Peoria. She wants to reduce vanity park projects in the North when the City is underfunding roads and infrastructure needs in the South [1].

Endorsements

Cecil Yates, Fountain Hills Councilman; Tom Forese, Former Arizona Corporation Commissioner; West Maricopa Regional Association of Realtors

Sources

1 Re-Elect Dunn
2 LinkedIn
3 City of Peoria
4 AZCentral
5 AZCentral