Stephen Hatcher

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Incumbent

Background

Stephen Hatcher earned his M.B.A. in finance from University of Phoenix and B.S. from Arizona State University [2]. Hatcher spent twelve years in military research in the aerospace industry [4]. Hatcher was officially sworn in as a Carefree Council member in January of 2018, replacing the vacancy created by the passing of a councilmember [3]. He is a Director and Financial Advisor at Baird’s Scottsdale wealth management office [2]. Hatcher is involved in Operation Hero Project and Theresa’s Fund [1].

Key Issues

Water

Hatcher wants to better water systems for the public. Hatcher supports the Carefree Water Consolidation Project. He also wants to ensure the water tank and all piping networks, pumps, and fire hydrants are fully developed and operational [1, 4].  

Public Safety

Hatcher supports increasing resources for domestic violence victims, and has worked with the Theresa’s Fund to address child abuse and family violence [1]. Hatcher also supports modernizing the fire department and integrating it with neighboring towns [5]. 

Government

Hatcher does not support Proposition 472 and believes that requiring a supermajority from council and a majority voter approval for any land development is impractical. Hatcher does not support a lifetime limit of two terms in the city council, and votes no on Proposition 473. Hatcher supports Proposition 474, the ability to serve two four-year terms that are staggered on city council [4]. 

Infrastructure

Hatcher supports eminent domain. Hatcher also wants to develop more parking and safer crosswalks [5].

Communication

Hatcher wants to develop stronger communications between residents and the town, and wants to see the public forum being used by residents more often [4]. 

Economy

Hatcher voted to support the Economic Development Plan, and supports the development of prudent economic resources for the town [4]. 

Endorsements

Cheryl Kroyer, Carefree Town Council member

Sources

1 Carefree
2 Phoenix Business Journal
3 Sonoran News
4 Carefree Unity
5 AZCentral