Why I'm Running

Tempe’s been my home for 29+ years. Those who live here know that Tempe is a special place: an urban community with the feel of a small town. It’s second nature for Tempeans to care for each other and invest in our children, our built environment, and our infrastructure. 

It's Up to the Cities

Look around, and we see a federal government in chaos and a state legislature that often ignores the needs of our communities. But Tempe continues to move forward -- to innovate and embrace diversity.

At ASU's Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, I’m surrounded by amazing innovators and researchers, as well as students and staff eager to take their work from concept to reality. I bring a unique perspective and experience to a council that embraces innovation and entrepreneurial spirit and is open to suggestions from neighborhoods and residents.

City Council decisions impact our community for generations. Now, more than ever, Tempe needs to lead the way in sparking a resilient, clean-energy economy that benefits everyone.

To accomplish this vision, we need to engage the community, not as an afterthought, but at every step along the way. We'll be stronger for it.

I work every day to be a thoughtful and respectful leader who asks tough questions, encourages intelligent yet civil debate, speaks for the voiceless, and advocates for a budget that reflects our community values. 

I'm asking for one of your votes on or before Tuesday, March 13, 2018.


The Arizona Republic named Lauren Kuby as one of the “Top 5 People Who Made a Difference in Tempe,” citing her advocacy on homelessness and environmental issues. Most recently, Arizona Interfaith Power and Light named her a “Hero for Eco-Justice.”

Kuby earned a bachelor’s degree in history from The University of Chicago and a master’s in public history from ASU. She lives in Tempe with her husband, Mike, an ASU geographer and urban planning professor. They raised two daughters, Nora and Olivia.

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