The Independent Interview: Q&A with District 28 Rep. Aaron Lieberman

The Town of Paradise Valley finds itself a part of Arizona Legislative District 28 — spanning from Union Hills to Thomas Road, and from Interstate 17 to just east of Scottsdale Road Paradise Valley son, Aaron Lieberman, a Democrat, is a freshman Representative at the Arizona Legislature replacing Maria Syms, a Republican, at the state […]

Paradise Valley readies legislative marching orders for 2019 season

A curtail to construction sales tax remits, the annual political chagrin surrounding photo radar and the impacts of SB 1350 on local neighborhoods top the list of statewide legislative issue Paradise Valley leaders have their eyes on. Paradise Valley Town Council Thursday, Oct. 25 were presented to by Deputy Town Manager Dawn Marie Buckland and […]

Lieberman: we need to elect leaders who will work together to get something done

This city made me who I am. Growing up here, it didn’t matter who your family was or what part of town you lived in. All that mattered was how you acted. I didn’t realize it at the time, but our politicians down at the state house were demonstrating that same attitude. Democrats and Republicans […]

Syms: I continue to fight for equitable education funding statewide

Since serving as your state Representative since 2016, I have been a consistent voice in favor of more public education funding. Specifically, in my meetings with leadership and the Governor, I have repeatedly advocated the need for increased teacher pay in order to attract and retain quality teachers for our children. I am proud that […]

Syms tenders resignation at Paradise Valley Town Council

Hours before ringing in the new year, a one-page letter of resignation came across the desk of Paradise Valley Mayor Michael Collins. After a 13-year run volunteering for the Town of Paradise Valley, most notably advocating for the community’s public safety, Councilwoman Maria Syms has turned in her resignation. Just one month after publicly stating […]

Hamway: it’s been an honor to serve the Town of Paradise Valley

It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve on the Paradise Valley Town Council for 10 years. My last council meeting will be Dec. 15 and it is with a full heart that I leave this service. As you may know, I am running for state Representative for Legislative District 28 and I […]

Arizona House LD28 candidates share thoughts on economic development policy

Three Paradise Valley candidates are pursuing two seats to represent Legislative District 28 in the House of Representatives at the Arizona Legislature in the Nov. 8 general election. The local candidates are: Kelli Butler, a democrat; and Mary Hamway and Maria Syms, who are both republicans. Ms. Hamway and Ms. Syms have both held elected […]

Butler: What I want to accomplish at the Arizona Legislature

I’m proud to call Arizona and Paradise Valley home. My husband, Ben, and I are native Arizonans with deep roots in our community.  We are small business owners and the parents of two sons. I am a candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives because I care deeply about Arizona and the future of our […]