Greg Stanton

Ben Cardin




RACE SUMMARY: Greg Stanton won the House seat being vacated by Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who defeated Sen. Jeff Flake (R). This district is considered a swing district even thought the seat has been held by Rep. Sinema since 2012.

VOTING RECORD:, Project Vote Smart 



PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 3/3/1970

EDUCATION: Marquette University (BA), University of Michigan (JD)

OCCUPATION: Politician

FAMILY: Single


  • Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives (2018)
  • Mayor of Phoenix (2012-2018)
  • Deputy Attorney General of Arizona (2009-2011)
  • Council Member, City of Phoenix, Arizona (200-2009)


  • Judiciary
  • Transportation and Infrastructure 






  • Supports a two-state solution, with the U.S. as a negotiating partner
  • As mayor of Phoenix, formed an economic partnership between Phoenix & Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Believes in Israel's right to self-defense, and supports U.S. efforts to ensure that defense through systems like Iron Dome


  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Endorsed by Planned Parenthood
  • Vows to expand access to healthcare and contraceptives for women, especially those with lower income
  • In Phoenix, worked with Planned Parenthood to ensure access to healthcare for women in the area


In His Own Words

“Suring my time as Mayor of Phonix, I have always been proud to stand with Israel, fight against anti-Semitism in our community, and build closer ties between the Jewish state and our city, state, and nation. In Congress, I will continue that commitments -- working to strengthen both the Arizona and Israel economies and safeguard the strength of our most critical ally in the Middle East.” 1 

"ACA repeal and defunding Planned Parenthood will do real harm to real people. If D.C. politicians won't hold public hearings, we will." 2

SOURCES: 1) 2018 Position Papers  2)

Interesting Facts

During his term as mayor, he was recognized for ending chronic homelessness among veterans in Phoenix.

He worked as an education attorney before beginning his career in politics.