Jeanne Beasley

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Jeanne Beasley is currently a paralegal at Sanders & Parks [1]. She has also served on the Audit Committee for the Scottsdale Unified School District since 2023 and is currently the Vice-Chair [2, 3].

Key Issues

No key issues could be found.

Endorsements

No endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 LinkedIn
2 Scottsdale Unified School District
3 Committee Minutes

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

Leah Martineau

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent

Background

Leah Martineau, originally from Gilbert, Arizona, pursued her education at Arizona State University, graduating in 2004 with a teaching degree [1]. Martineau serves on the Town Council and holds positions on regional transportation committees, and was appointed Vice Mayor in January of 2024 [1, 3].  Before her current role at the Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network, Martineau was in multiple non-profit organizations focused on child protection. Furthermore, Council Member Martineau represents the Town on the East Valley Transportation Infrastructure (EVTI) Stakeholder Regional Committee and is on the League of Arizona Cities and Towns Transportation Infrastructure and Public Works Committee [1, 2]. She also serves as an alternate for the Town’s Transportation Advisory Committee. 

Key Issues

Public Safety

Martineau believes in combating human trafficking, having joined non-profits that help with child protection [1]. 

Transportation

Martineau believes in improving transportation, as a member of multiple transportation committees [1]. 

Endorsements

No endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 Queen Creek
2 Yourvalley
3 VoteLeah
4 Facebook

Ricky Riegler

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Ricky (Rick) Riegler graduated from California State Fullerton with a degree in Sales and Distribution Management [1]. He is a realtor, mortgage consultant, and loan officer [1, 2]. Additionally, Riegler is the president, CEO, and a charter captain for the Lake Havasu Marine Boat Association [1, 2]. Riegler formally served as the Director of Finance and Business Administration for the Lake Elsinore Storm Professional baseball team [1]. Additionally, Riegler is a part of the Clean Colorado River Sustainability Coalition [3].

Key Issues

Water

As a member of the Clean Colorado River Sustainability Coalition, Riegler supports improving water quality and protecting the Colorado River, which he hopes will lead to a cleaner community [3].

Endorsements

No endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 LinkedIn
2 Destination Havasu
3 Instagram
4 Facebook

Ray Malnar

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent

Background

Ray Malnar graduated from the University of Utah with an MBA, a BA in Speech Communication, and a BS in Finance. He has served as Glendale City Councilmember since 2015. He has served on the Council Business Review Committee, Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), and Government Services Committee, among others. Malnar has owned a flooring, maintenance, and restoration company, and has worked in corporate accounting and finance management [1, 4]. He is currently the President of the Arizona Classic Inc [4].He is a former Board Member and Board Chairman for the West Mec School District. He is a current School Board Member for Choice Academies, Inc. and a Hearing Officer/Mediator for the Justice Courts of Maricopa County [4].

Key Issues

Education

Malnar is in support of adding more police officers in the school environment and adding more opportunities in school libraries [3].

Housing

Malnar is against the raising of property taxes and wants to create a fiscal policy [3].

Infrastructure

Malnar wants additional funding to improve the street conditions in Glendale [3].

Public Safety

Malnar wants to improve fire and police operations with new procedures and additional officers and firemen [3].

Endorsements

No endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 Glendale AZ
2 Ballotpedia 
3 Official Website
4 LinkedIn

Paul Boyer

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Paul Boyer received his B.A. in English, his M.A. in Communication Studies from ASU, and his M.A. in Humanities from the University of Dallas. Boyer is a former member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 20 from 2019 to 2023 [1, 3, 4]. Boyer was also a member of the Arizona House of Representatives from 2012 to 2019 [4]. After his election, he was a sitting member of the Appropriations Committee and the Education Committee, as well as vice-chairman of the Health Committee. He was briefly a Field Representative for Bush-Cheney ‘04, a Campus Communications Director for AIPAC, a Legislative Liaison for the Arizona Department of Corrections, and an Arizona House of Representatives Communications Specialist. He later taught at Mesa Public Schools, the University of Phoenix, Veritas Preparatory Academy, and North Phoenix Preparatory Academy [3].

Key Issues

Education

Boyer wants to increase the quality of education [2].

Community

Boyer wants to bring in new business, make streets safer, and protect historic downtown Glendale [2].

Economy

Boyer wants to help with economic growth and debt reduction while protecting Glendale and other cities from massive cuts. Boyer also wants to increase the ability to afford to raise families [2]. 

Endorsements

Rachel Mitchell, Maricopa County Attorney; Yvonne Knaack, former Glendale Councilwoman; Bruce Heatwole, former Glendale Council member [2].

Sources

1 Arizona State Legislature
2 Boyer for Glendale   
3 Linkedin
4 Ballotpedia

Henry Male

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Henry Male graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and broadcasting [4]. Male has been the director of internet sales at BMW North Scottsdale since 2003 [1, 4]. Male is the president of the Fountain Hills Theatre Inc [5].

Key Issues

Communication

Male wants to be a moderating voice for the people, and promotes respectful, civil and open communication [2, 6].

 

Economy

Male is in support of business development, and wants to help fund small businesses, and believes that Fountain Hill’s economic future depends on sales taxes and growing family population [4, 6].

Endorsements

No endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 Fountain Hills Times-Independent  
2 Fountain Hills Government  
3 Facebook
4 Henry Male for Town Council
5 Fountain Hills Theatre Inc.
6 YouTube

Jamie Aldama

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent

Background

Jamie Aldama graduated from Glendale University with a degree in City Government and also graduated from the Hispanic Leadership West Institute. Aldama is a current Councilmember representing Glendale’s Ocotillo District, having begun his term in December 2014 [1, 2, 4]. He was re-elected in August of 2018 for a second term, and during one year (2022) of this term, he served as the Vice Mayor. He is a former board member of the Glendale Elementary School District Governing Board and the National League of Cities – Community and Economic Development Committee. Aldama has served on many boards for Glendale Government, including the Government Services Committee, Chamber of Commerce, Planning and Zoning Commission, and many more. He is currently a member of Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). He was also recently re-appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2023 Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Federal Advocacy Committee [1].
Jamie Aldama was awarded the Outstanding Public Official by the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association Award for his various contributions to Glendale [1].

Key Issues

Community

Aldama wants to increase community involvement by restoring local amenities and hosting community gatherings [6]. He also wants to improve accessibility to programs for the elderly and youth [1].

Transparency

Aldama supports the offering of an “open-door” policy by making the mayor and office available to residents [6].

Economy

Aldama wants to repair relations with the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, and encourage businesses to move into Glendale [1, 6]. 

Public Safety

Aldama supports the improvement of services like police, fire, water, sewers, streets and facilities [6].

Water

Aldama wants to create a long-term plan for water conservation [1].

Endorsements

The Glendale Education Association; Glendale Chamber of Commerce [3].

Sources

1 Glendale AZ
2 Ballotpedia
3 Facebook
4 LinkedIn
5 Aldama for Mayor
6 The Glendale Star

Ginny Dickey

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent

Background

Ginny Dickey earned her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from Tufts University [1, 4]. After relocating to Fountain Hills in the 1980s, Dickey worked part-time as a teacher [1, 5, 6]. She then served for eight years as a School Board Member for the Fountain Hills Unified School District, where she was elected as President twice [1, 2, 3, 4]. During this time, Dickey also served as an Executive Assistant to Appropriations Chair Senator Ruth Solomon of Tucson for four years. Afterwards, she worked as the Assistant Director of Legislative Affairs at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality for seven years [4]. Dickey was then elected to two terms as a Councilwoman for the Town of Fountain Hills where she was able to co-chair the Centennial Committee and sit on a domestic violence council. Dickey is currently serving her third term as Mayor of the Town of Fountain Hills [1, 2, 3, 4]. Outside of public office, she is a member of Business and Professional Women and the Public Policy Chair for the American Association of University Women [7].

Key Issues

Public Safety

Dickey supports the establishment of a municipal fire department, and the implementation of the new MCSO contract [1].

 

Infrastructure

Dickey wants to finalize a long-term strategy for road improvements, and bring attention to Fountain Lake. Dickey also supports the development of the International Dark Sky Discovery Center [1].

Endorsements

Arizona List [7].

Sources

Nancy Campbell

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent

Background

Nancy Campbell is a co-owner of multiple businesses including Campbell Redi Mix, DL Campbell Company, Pioneer Earthmovers, and Window Rock Development [1]. She serves as a Lake Havasu Councilmember, though she also works as a project manager and event coordinator, facilitating the Saving Music & Art programs in local schools [2]. Campbell is a former board member of the Lake Havasu Chamber of Commerce [1, 4]. Outside of work, Campbell is a part of multiple Republican Women’s Clubs and a metropolitan planning organization secretary & treasurer. In 2004, she was awarded the Rotarian of the Year award as vice-president of London Bridge Rotary Club. Nancy volunteers at the Havasu Regional Hospital and serves on the Board of Ethics and Trustee.

Key Issues

Constitutional Rights

Campbell believes that currently citizens and elected officials’ voices are being silenced. If elected, Campbell hopes to raise resident’s voices through freedom of speech [1].

Endorsements

No endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 Campbell4Council

2 MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL

3 LinkedIn

4 Lake Havasu Chamber of Commerce