Nick Haney

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Nick Haney graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Government & Pre-Law [1]. Haney is a Glendale firefighter paramedic. Haney is a former member of the Surprise Youth Council and a former Arizona State University undergraduate student government senate president [3]. 

Key Issues

Public Safety

Haney supports adequately funding first responders and providing them with the tools and resources necessary. He plans to use his experience as a firefighter paramedic to ensure that public safety is reliable and responsive and that public safety is made a top priority in the city [2]. 

Budget

To support the fast growth of Surprise, Haney is focused on enacting policies that will help keep up with the growth of the city. He plans on investing the city’s budget in public safety, streets, and other critical needs to maintain the quality of life in the city [2]. He is in favor of pursuing alternative ways to gain funding such as grants and creating partnerships with the private sector [6].

Economy

Nick Haney plans to attract small businesses and high wage companies to the city’s economy. He wants to ensure that businesses have a support system to succeed and reduce regulations that interfere with business growth. Haney hopes to add good jobs to boost the local economy and reduce the number of people who have to travel out of the city to go to their job [2].

Infrastructure

Haney plans on investing in adequate transportation and road infrastructure, especially in order to reduce congestion and thus keep public safety response times low. He plans to work with state and city officials to ensure that communities receive the investment needed in transportation and traffic systems, and he hopes to sit on the Maricopa Association of Governments regional transportation committee to help do so. He also prioritizes addressing the increasing traffic and safety problems on Grand Avenue [2][6]. 

Housing

Haney believes that Surprise is behind in affordable housing. He warns that the city should consider where and what is being offered and that developers should not be rushed and allowed to dictate the solutions to this issue [6].

Endorsements

Phoenix Law Enforcement Association; Professional Firefighters of Arizona; Arlene Chin, Tempe City Council Member; Bill Pupo, Former Surprise City Manager; Joel Navarro, Tempe City Council Member; Nancy Hayden, Former Surprise City Council Member

Sources

1 LinkedIn
2 Nick Haney for Surprise
3 AZCentral
4 Facebook
5 Surprise Independent
6 AZCentral
7 Yahoo