Paul Dembow

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Incumbent

Background

Dembow graduated from ASU with a B.A. in Business Marketing [2]. He previously worked for his father’s cosmetic business “Down-to-Earth Mineral Mud Mask,” employing 400 people and changing the company to a manufacturing business. Dembow has served on the Paradise Valley Town Council since 2011 and served as Vice Mayor from 2015 to 2016 [3].

Dembow also held a variety of other roles, including: consultant at a firm specializing in brand management; investor and partner at Oats Over night; president of the Arizona Natural Resources, Inc.; president of the Cantaierra Estates Homeowners Association; and regional membership director of the Strategic Alliance Partner Chair of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization [2]. He has served on the boards of the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Dembow stoked controversy when he was sued after his daughter hit and killed a 77-year-old man, Howard Brown, with a car, and was later acquitted [5]. However, he was under investigation for theft after stealing a cross at a memorial made for Brown [6].

Key Issues

Housing

Dembow wants to enforce stronger regulations on short-term rentals and opposes the bill SB 1350 because it allows short-term rentals in Paradise Valley. He supports the recent legislation passed by the town’s council. Specifically, Dembow is against the 1487 complaint recently enacted and hopes that the Paradise Valley town council can have regulation implemented through a license [4].

Infrastructure

Dembow wants to continue recent infrastructure development and maintain the rule of one house per acre in Paradise Valley with the exception of Special Use Permit properties. He hopes to limit resort development to low-density levels [4].

Transportation

Dembow opposes the use of cell phones while driving. In 2019, he supported a bill that banned holding a phone while driving [4].

Endorsements

No endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 Paradise Valley Official Website 
2 Linkedin
3 Paul Dembow
4 AZ Central 
5 JD Supra 
6 The Upper Middle 
7 KJZZ
8 Arizona Progress Gazette