Julie Pace

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Julie Pace graduated from Arizona State with a B.S. in Business and a J.D. Pace is an employment, construction and OSHA lawyer. She was named one of the 10 most influential lawyers in Arizona in 2008 by Arizona Business Magazine [2]. She is currently serving her second term on the Town Council and was previously the vice mayor. As a Councilmember, Pace chaired the Paradise Valley Advisory Committee on Public Safety (ACOPS). Pace has been appointed to serve on the Arizona Constitution Commemoration Committee by the State Legislature [1].

Key Issues

Housing

Pace wants to expand noise regulations, ensure background checks of renters, and make emergency contact numbers publicly available to report nuisance issues to regulate Short Term Rentals [1].

Public Safety

Pace wants to ensure safety through innovative technology, community outreach and support for the Police Department. As a council member, Pace helped create the Paradise Valley Public Safety Foundation [1].

Community

Pace supports one-house-per-acre zoning, no commercial businesses, and no property taxes. As a council member, she supported the Paradise Valley Mountain Preservation Trust. Pace values the resorts in the town and supports their remodeling plans [1, 3]. Preventing overdevelopment is Pace’s primary focus [4]. 

Government

Pace supports term limits and better ethical rules to ensure a transparent and limited government [1]. She wants to work with the governor’s office and state legislature to ensure zoning and other powers remain in the town’s control [4]. 

Endorsements

Michael Collins, Former Mayor; Pam Kirby, Former Councilmember; Jon Wainwright, Former Planning Commissioner; Daran Wastchak, Former Planning Commissioner

Sources

1 Pace For PV

2 Paradise Valley AZ 

3 Constant Contact

4 AZCentral