Paul Eelkema

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent


Paul Eelkema is an incumbent candidate running for reelection into the Cave Creek City Council. He has received an AA in general education, a BA in art education, an MA in educational leadership, and U.S. Army infantry training [4].

Eelkema was most recently elected to Cave Creek City Council on December 16, 2019. He served prior to that term as well [2]. His removal from the town council was debated in October of 2021, after he did not properly go through the chain of communication regarding the proposal of the Hidden Canyon subdivision, which he opposed. The council voted to allow him to remain on the board as long as no further issues surfaced [1].

Key Issues


Eelkema did not support the Hidden Canyon subdivision development in Cave Creek [1].


Paul Eelkema wants Cave Creek to remain separate from more metropolitan areas, keeping its unique culture highlighted by its music and motorcycle venues [3].


Eelkema believes in increased transparency and ensuring better communication with the citizens of Cave Creek [4].


Eelkema believes in better communication surrounding goal-setting and communication of water conservation efforts. He aims to increase education and reporting on water status [6].


No endorsements could be found.


1 Foothills Focus

2 Cave Creek Official Site

3 Sonoran News

4 Foothills Focus profile

5 Newsbreak

6 AZCentral