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  Simplot, Tom
NameTom Simplot
Phoenix, Arizona , United States
Born Unknown
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedCOSDem
Jun 22, 2012 07:14pm
Tags Gay -
InfoTom Simplot was re-elected to the Phoenix City Council in September 2005, after two years of serving as District 4 councilman. He represents a widely diverse district in the heart of central Phoenix, stretching from 51st Avenue to 24th Street, and Bethany Home Road to Van Buren Street.

Simplot’s primary goals for representing District 4 are fighting crime, protecting small businesses and preserving the character of neighborhoods. He also believes residents can reclaim their neighborhoods with the help of city services, and encourages the development of the arts and culture community within the city’s central core. He has worked with community groups to bring more attention to the city’s west side and to capitalize on the arts and business potential of downtown.

As a 25-year resident of Phoenix, Councilman Simplot has been active in the community for years. He served as the past-president of the Maricopa County Board of Health and the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority. He also served as chair of the Phoenix Historic Preservation Commission, vice-chair of the Phoenix Encanto Village Planning Committee and a member of the Phoenix Housing Commission, among other boards and commissions. Currently, Simplot serves as chairman of the METRO light rail Board of Directors and on the board of Hispanic service agency Valle del Sol.

Simplot is an attorney and licensed realtor. He has worked in public service at the state and county levels as a senior advisor to former Governor Fife Symington and as an advisor to former Maricopa County Supervisor Betsey Bayless.

City of Phoenix
200 W. Washington St., 11th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: 602-262-7447
Fax: 602-534-5438
E-mail: council.district.4@phoenix.gov
Council Assistant: Alma Hernandez



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