As Tucson’s former mayor, I wish to assume I perceive the challenges Tucson faces. Once I first took workplace in 2011, we confronted a deficit, crumbling streets, and a Downtown revitalization mission that wanted to be fully retooled. One particular person I might depend on in serving to our metropolis sort out these challenges was Paul Cunningham.
I’m proud that in my time as mayor we erased a $60 million deficit and skilled document employment. Even at present, post-pandemic, the employment numbers are encouraging. As of June of this 12 months there are extra Tucsonans cashing paychecks than ever earlier than.
Success doesn’t occur accidentally, and I do know from expertise that Paul places within the work. He additionally brings a artistic voice to the Metropolis Council and is what I’d name an outside-the-box thinker. Through the years he has give you modern methods to handle a few of Tucson’s greatest challenges. Not too long ago, when rising homelessness reached a boiling level, Paul created a first-of-its form paid workers place in his workplace to work with the group to seek out modern options to one among our most troublesome and urgent points.
He additionally leads by instance, devoting each Friday to group service by main neighborhood cleanups, park enhancements, and visiting homeless encampments providing providers.
I can say from expertise, Paul does an incredible job working together with his fellow Council members. Paul builds consensus together with his colleagues to undertake options to the issues we face. His vitality, enthusiasm, and willingness to be a group participant are an asset to the council and our metropolis.
Paul grew up in Tucson and understands what the East Aspect is all about. All through his years in workplace he has all the time fought for Ward 2, ensuring that all the parks have been renovated, and that each main avenue has been resurfaced.
Paul is a proud, lifelong Democrat who is not afraid to succeed in out to Tucsonans of all backgrounds to get issues completed. Extra importantly he is a public faculty trainer, a youth sports activities coach, and a former social employee. I consider that his expertise, service to our metropolis, and Ward 2 particularly have earned him one other time period on the town council.