Lauren Kuby

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger


Lauren Kuby has a bachelor’s degree in early american history from the University of Chicago and a masters degree in public history from Arizona State University. Kuby has worked at Arizona State University for 25 years [1]. She has held numerous positions there, including program manager for multiple global institutions, and grant writer and editor [5]. She currently has tenure as a sustainability scientist and is a senior global futures scientist for the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory [1]. 

Aside from her position, Kuby has been active in local politics for multiple years, serving as a Tempe City Councilmember for 2 terms, elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018 [2]. During her time on the city council, Kuby created the Tempe Sustainability Commission for city climate policy decisions. She also formerly served as vice mayor of Tempe [1].

Key Issues


Kuby wants to increase solar energy use in Arizona and increase renewable energy goals for upcoming years. She prioritizes making solar energy more accessible such as cheaper solar panels for homes. Kuby believes in holding utility companies accountable for environmental output and emissions. She wants to implement sustainable renewable energy systems to prioritize the economy and environment [1]. She previously protested to ban single-use plastic bags in Tempe, and filed a lawsuit against Arizona for banning the act of plastic bag bans/taxes [3]. 


Kuby wants to prioritize water conservation in Arizona and ensure that regulated water companies adequately prepare for drought [1].


Kuby wants to fight corruption in the commission by increasing transparency about decisions made and reaching out to ratepayers themselves to assess their needs. She wants to increase access to communication by establishing offices in multiple locations throughout Arizona [1]. 

Reproductive Rights

Kuby believes in a constitutional right to abortion [6].


Communications Workers of America Union (CWA Union); Greg Stanton, U.S. Congressman; Sandra Kennedy, Arizona Corporation Commissioner; Anna Tovar, Arizona Corporation Commissioner; Corey Woods, Tempe Mayor; Kate Gallego, Phoenix Mayor; Sean Bowie, Arizona State Senator; Climate Cabinet PAC; Ann Kirkpatrick, U.S. Representative; United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 99 (UFCW 99); Sierra Club; Regina Romero, Tucson Mayor; Arizona AFL-CIO


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