Robin Benning

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent

Background

Robin Benning earned his bachelor’s degree in Arts and Architecture from the University of New Mexico, a Master’s in Urban and Environmental Planning from Arizona State University, and a Public Administration Graduate Certificate from Arizona State [1, 3]. Benning previously worked as an architect before his appointment to the Town Council in 2009. He was then elected in 2012, and won re-elections in both 2016 and 2020 [1, 2, 4].  Benning currently serves as Chair of the Central Arizona Association of Governments Regional Council, represents the Town Council on the Pinal Regional Transportation Authority Board, and serves on the Town’s Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee [2, 3]. 

Robin is also a member of the International Code Conference, the National Fire Prevention Association, and the US Green Building Council [1].

Key Issues

Community

Benning believes in government collaboration for the betterment of communities. In his previous terms, he has worked with the Maricopa Association of Governments and the Central Arizona Governments regional councils, as well as elected officials from throughout the Phoenix metro area, to ensure Queen Creek maintained connections with neighboring governments [3].

Infrastructure

Benning wants to utilize his urban planning background to maintain and implement more efficient infrastructure for the residents [3].

Transportation

Through his connections with the Fire Department and police, Benning prioritizes public safety in Queen Creek [3].

Endorsements

Professional Firefighters of Arizona [3].

Sources

1 Queen Creek
2 Facebook
3 Reelect Robin
4 AZCentral