Stratton earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from Ball State University in 1996. He then obtained a JD from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Since graduating in 1999, he has held multiple professional positions including associate attorney legal counsel, bond lawyer in the public finance department, and senior counsel, all at law firms across the country. This has led up to his current position as an equity partner in Gust Rosenfeld PLC public finance and education law departments and active bond counsel. He has been a part of this firm since 2010. Additionally, Strattford is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Cornell University. He serves as President of the City of Scottsdale Industrial Development Authority and has also been a member of the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools since 2021.
Stratton wants to prioritize input and opinions from residents of Scottsdale and let the community play an active role in city decision making. He believes in forming neighborhood councils as a local communicator to the city council. He also wants to make himself accessible to all Scottsdale residents .
Stratton wants to strengthen the Scottsdale economy through investing in only high quality city projects. Stratton wants to spend conservatively to prioritize the budget and minimize debt .
Stratton wants to preserve open desert areas and improve convention/event spaces such as Westworld .
Stratton believes in strengthening the city through a focus on tourism and businesses. He encourages redevelopment of South Scottsdale. Stratton also wants to ensure that the Police and Fire departments have adequate resources. In addition, he does not support short term vacation rentals in neighborhoods and wants to address them .
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