Alex Malkoon last to enter Phoenix mayoral race
Alexander Malkoon waited until the absolute last day allowed to declare himself a candidate for the office of Phoenix mayor. Malkoon said it was a big decision he had to work out with his family, but in the end, wanted to run because there are many changes he hopes to make in Phoenix.
As mayor, Malkoon said he would like to see two at-large seats added to the City Council, reduce the city’s public safety costs and encourage development along the city’s canal banks.
This is not the first time he has run for office. In 1983, when he was a student at Arizona State University, Malkoon ran for Phoenix City Council in District 8 against Calvin C. Goode, who won the race and served on council for 22 years. He also served on the bond committee that helped Phoenix preserve North Mountain, South Mountain and Squaw Peak.
Malkoon has spent most of his career as a vice president or senior operations manager for companies such as MCI and OnlineSelfStorage.com but has recently taken a break. Malkoon lives in north-central Phoenix with his wife, two sons and two daughters.
Malkoon, 52, was born and raised in Phoenix. Malkoon has been serving on the Alhambra Village Planning Commission.
Anna Brennan, Thane Eichanauer, Wes Gullett, Claude Mattox, Peggy Neely, Greg Stanton and Jennifer Wright are also running for mayor. The Phoenix City Clerk is reviewing candidate nominating petitions to see who qualifies for the Aug. 30 ballot.
I'm not familiar with this guy, is anyone else? Sounds like the local equivalent of a minor party candidate with little chance to win. But the area's I bolded are all solid ideas, hopefully he can help the City in someway in a non Mayoral capacity.
Also, I've totally psyched myself into a Stanton victory. If he doesn't win I'm going to be so depressed. It was a bummer when Brewer won for Governor, but I expect it. Stanton seems like he should
win, I hope Neely's deep pocketed sprawl machine buddies don't power her to a win.
Can you imagine if we had Neely as Mayor and Brewer as Governor? How can a State with the prettiest women in the world have those two goblins in Office- bleck!