Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton Announces Mayor's Office Staff Appointments

About two weeks after being sworn in as Phoenix's newest mayor, Greg Stanton announced today members of his Mayor's Office staff, which includes some of the same individuals who worked for him while he was a city councilman or with him at the Attorney General's Office.

As we already know, Paul Blue, formerly the city's Community and Economic Development Director, will serve as Stanton's Chief of Staff. 

Here's the rest of the rundown.

Deputy Chief of Staff: Kelly Dalton, who was previously a senior policy advisor for former Mayor Phil Gordon and chief of staff for Staton when he was a District 6 councilman.

Deputy Chief of Staff: Ruben Alonzo (no relation to the writer). Before joining the Mayor's Office, Alonzo was Stanton's campaign manager and also worked as a senior policy advisor and legislative liaison to Attorney General Terry Goddard.

Special Advisor to the Mayor: Adora Lewis. She has worked for the city since 1989, most recently working as chief of staff to Councilman Michael Johnson.

Community Outreach Director and Policy Advisor: Mel Hannah, who previously served on the Flagstaff City Council and Coconino County Board of Supervisors.

Senior Policy Advisor: Brendan Mahoney, an attorney for 20 years who has served the community on a number of boards including Equality Arizona. He also founded the Arizona State Bar Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, the first of its kind in the United States.

Senior Policy Advisor: Bethany Samaddar, who also worked for Stanton when he was a city councilman and also served as a Special Assistant to Attorney General Terry Goddard and then as Assistant Director for Housing Opportunity Center.

Senior Policy Advisor: Jeff Stapleton, previously the Arizona Democratic Party's Research Director.

Mayor's Scheduler: Sasha Perez, who did the same job for Gordon and Johnson.

Mayor's Secretary: Stacey O'Neil, who has extensive experience as administrative coordinator to a large benefits consulting firm.

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