About KATE

Vision. Leadership. Execution.

Mayor Kate Gallego has spent her career working to find solutions to complex problems. Kate’s record of results includes leading the campaign to pass Phoenix’s citywide transportation plan through 2050 and working to ensure equal pay for equal work. Since being elected to Phoenix City Council in 2013 and elected Mayor in 2019, Kate has helped make Phoenix a leader in job creation and has worked to bring manufacturing, healthcare, and high-paying jobs to Phoenix.


Mayor Gallego has been a leading voice in protecting residents throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and pushed state and federal leaders when residents were struggling to get tested. She has the experience and vision needed to help Phoenix emerge from the pandemic stronger than before. 

Kate is passionate about building a Phoenix that works for everyone. She led the effort for the city to partner with AARP to better serve older adults. She believes that everyone should have access to cutting edge medical care and has been the city council lead on expanding Phoenix's biomedical campus.


As a mother of a young son, Kate is more focused than ever on making Phoenix the kind of city where kids can not only grow up but want to call home as adults. She’ll continue to work to grow our economy, create jobs, and stand up for our values as Mayor.


Kate is a member of the bipartisan coalition Building America’s Future. Her work on infrastructure has earned recognition from Women in Transportation and Friends of Transit. Her work on equity issues has earned her the "Courage" Award from the Girl Scouts Cactus-Pine Council, Elected Official of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers Arizona Chapter, and the Rising Leader Award from the Anti-Defamation League. AZ Business Magazine named her one of the most influential women in business.


Before being elected to office, Kate worked on Strategic Planning and Economic Development for Salt River Project where she worked to attract new companies and high-paying jobs to Phoenix. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University and earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.