Lauren Kuby Flexes Campaign Muscle as First to File in Tempe City Council Race

Amy Umaretiya
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(TEMPE, Ariz) - 26-year Tempe resident and community leader Lauren Kuby announced today that she has officially filed with the City Clerk's office to run for Tempe City Council. Delivering 2,257 signatures, the maximum allowed, Kuby was the first candidate to deliver her petitions on the first day allowable to do so. Asked if she was surprised to have reached the maximum so quickly, Kuby stated, "It wasn't necessarily my intention, but I've said from the beginning that I'm ready to get to work for the people of Tempe and that work begins by getting out into the neighborhoods and talking with voters about what it is they need from their city government. When you begin with an honest conversation, the signatures follow naturally."

Former Congressman and four-term Tempe Mayor Harry Mitchell is the chair of Kuby's Council campaign and is “proud that the community has gotten behind Lauren so quickly. She is uniquely qualified to serve Tempe, and they know how hard she is going to work for them.”

Kuby has been a longtime advocate for community services, working with the Tempe Community Council, participating in Tempe Leadership Class XXV, and bringing together local businesses, Arizona State University, the City, and neighborhoods to help restore "A" Mountain as one of many projects she has undertaken during her 20 years working at ASU. She values the experience and relationships she has built throughout Tempe.


Lauren Kuby has lived in Tempe for 26 years with her husband, Mike, an ASU professor. They raised two daughters, Nora and Olivia, who still reside in Tempe. Lauren is a lifelong champion for the environment, an advocate for human services and the homeless, and currently serves as the Manager of Community Engagement for ASU's Global Institute of Sustainability.

The Arizona Republic named Lauren 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".

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