Thomas McGuire

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Incumbent

Background

Thomas McGuire graduated with a BA in Geology from the University of Rochester and a MAT, Geology Education from Binghamton University of the State University of New York [4]. McGuire has served on the Cave Creek Town Council from 2005-2009 and from 2012 to the present [5]. He is a retired department chairman from Briarcliff High School and a science education author [4] at AMSCO [7].

Key Issues

Community

McGuire believes in increasing financial support to organizations [4] and having special events to bring in income [3]. He believes in maintaining a Western Town Core [11].

Environment

McGuire supports securing open space for natural habitats [3] and working on trails [11]. McGuire has worked with the rezoning of four large land preservation areas and believes in maintaining the rural desert lifestyle [4].

Budget

McGuire does not support a property tax and supports proper financial management to provide fire, emergency services, and water supplies [6]. McGuire believes in promoting local businesses to aid in the repaying of town debt and building credit for Cave Creek [3].

Communication

McGuire supports making decisions with the councils in public view to increase communication about Cave Creek’s projects [4].

Water

McGuire believes in selling the Desert Hills Water System [6] and supports the Phoenix Interconnect to increase water security. He supports water conservation [4] and voter approval of the General Plan for potable water supplies and efficient wastewater infrastructure [11].

Housing

McGuire supports low-density rural development [11] and limited housing development by enforcing codes for homes and businesses [6].

Endorsements

No endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 Town Council | Cave Creek, AZ – Official Site

2 NPR

3 AZCentral

4 The Foothills Focus

5 AZCentral

6 AZCentral

7 Linkedin 

8 Desert Foothills Land Trust

9 Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce

10 Cave Creek, Arizona

11 Sonoran News