(Phoenix, Ariz. – Jan. 15, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today that Greg Stanton will be joining the Attorney General’s Office as the Deputy Attorney General for Legislation, Policy and Strategic Planning in February. In this capacity, he will oversee the development and implementation of the Office’s legislative and public policy priorities.
Stanton currently represents District 6 on the Phoenix City Council, a position he has held since 2000. On the Council, Stanton has been a strong advocate for public safety, child welfare, education and economic development.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Greg Stanton to the Attorney General’s Office,” Goddard said. “Throughout his career, Greg has demonstrated his commitment to protecting children, fighting illegal drugs and gangs and ensuring Arizona families are treated fairly. He will continue fighting for these values as part of the AG team.”
Stanton’s accomplishments on the council include chairing the successful 2003 Phoenix General Plan Campaign, serving as lead councilman in the successful effort to make Phoenix the headquarters of the International Genomics Consortium and the creation and development of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a leading genomics research facility.
Before and during his service on the Phoenix City Council, Stanton has practiced law in the Valley for 13 years. He brings to the Attorney General’s Office expertise in the areas of education law, employment law and litigation.
Stanton graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and has an undergraduate degree in political science and history from Marquette University. Stanton’s wife, Nicole, is an attorney in Phoenix. They have a toddler son, Trevor.
“Terry is a leader I have long admired. We have worked together closely on key law enforcement programs, including Internet safety and street crime prevention. I am proud to join the Attorney General’s Office and take part in its important law enforcement mission,” Stanton said.
Stanton will remain on the Phoenix Council through the city’s budget process, which is scheduled to conclude on February 3 with the approval of the city’s revised 2008-2009 budget.
Stanton is filling a position that will be vacated by David Gass, who will begin his service as a Maricopa County Superior Court judge on February 15.
For additional information, contact Anne Hilby at (602) 542-8019.