Phoenix Mayor to Resign With Sights Set on U.S. House

October 6, 2017

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will soon leave his post as the leader of the nation's fifth-largest city to run for Congress.

In a video announcement Thursday, Stanton declared his candidacy for the congressional seat currently held by Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, who is challenging Republican Sen. Jeff Flake.

Stanton began his announcement by saying, "There are many miles between Phoenix and Washington, D.C., but what separates us most is how we work to solve problems."

He listed a series of what he sees as his accomplishments as mayor, noting that he accomplished all of them with "real bipartisan support — Republicans and Democrats actually working together."

"With new leadership we can remind Congress about what it's supposed to do get together and solve problems to make people's lives better just like we do in Phoenix," he said.

*CORRECTION: The headline mistakenly reported that Stanton was running for U.S. Senate. He is actually running for the U.S. House.

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