Bridget Binsbacher Announces Campaign for Peoria Mayor

Updated: Jan 7

Current Mesquite District Councilmember files “Statement of Interest” – launches campaign with diverse group of honorary co-chairs representing business, community, and veteran leadership

Peoria (September 9, 2021) – Mesquite District Councilmember Bridget Binsbacher filed her “Statement of Interest” today to run for election to become the next Mayor of Peoria, Arizona. Binsbacher is the first candidate to announce a bid to lead Arizona’s ninth largest city – taking the reins from current Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat, who is term-limited in 2022.

Bridget Binsbacher has lived in the Northwest Valley for more than three decades dedicating her time to public and community service. Bridget was elected to serve on the Peoria City Council in March of 2015 and re-elected in 2016 and 2020. As an elected official, she has served two terms as Vice Mayor and has fought hard for fiscal responsibility, accountability, balanced budgets, and no tax increases.

“I am proud to call Peoria my home,” said Bridget Binsbacher. “Our city is a great place to live, work and raise a family. Since 2015, I have committed myself to serving the residents of Peoria on City Council with trust, honesty, and conservative principles. This has allowed us to promote fiscal responsibility while protecting public service budgets and improving our quality of life. Mayor Cathy Carlat has served our community well, and I will continue to lead Peoria into the future as a premier destination for growth and economic development.”

As part of the campaign kick-off, Binsbacher announced honorary co-chairs from throughout Peoria to help lead her Mayoral campaign including successful local businessman Joey Lucidi, Trilogy resident and veteran Marvin Shadman, and non-profit leader Kris Friedman. Additional supporters and endorsements will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

“Peoria is a great place to do business because of leaders like Bridget Binsbacher,” stated co-chair Joey Lucidi, owner of Westside Concepts which includes Haymaker Restaurants, the Social on 83rd, and other ventures, “She has earned recognition as a state and regional leader in business and tourism because she understands the important roles that economic development, dining, entertainment, and small business play in our quality of life. Bridget’s more than 20 years of professional experience in the financial industry and experience in operations, sales, and business development make her uniquely qualified to serve as our next mayor. I am proud to give her my support and co-chair her committee.”

“Bridget Binsbacher has been a champion for trust, honesty, and conservative principles while on the Peoria City Council,” remarked Marvin Shadman, a co-chair and Air Force veteran living in Trilogy. “She has been a strong supporter of the Trilogy Veterans Club and has worked hard to not only help our veterans in need, but also honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Bridget Binsbacher has fought for financial accountability and keeping taxes low – recognizing that many Peoria residents are on a fixed income. As Mayor, I know she would serve our community with honor and be an outspoken voice for fiscal responsibility.”

“As a mother of four, a wife of a fire fighter, a community leader, and an elected official, Bridget Binsbacher has a heart for helping those in need and keeping Peoria safe,” added co-chair and non-profit leader Kris Friedman, Executive Director of Billy’s Place, “She is active with charitable organizations and recognizes the importance of collaboration between our local government and nonprofits to build a stronger community. She is a consensus builder and has worked hard to develop regional cooperation on issues such as transportation as well as health and human services. Her leadership as Mayor will help bring Peoria to the next level in our quality of life.”

Binsbacher concluded, “I am honored to have the support of these local leaders and thankful that they are on my team. Their contributions to Peoria have made our community a better place to live. I look forward to working with community leaders across Peoria to protect our quality of life and continue to attract high wage jobs to our region. Together, we can continue to keep Peoria a strong, safe and family-friendly community.”

About Bridget Binsbacher

Bridget Binsbacher has lived in the Northwest Valley for more than three decades dedicating her time to public and community service. Bridget was elected to serve on the Peoria City Council in March of 2015 and re-elected in 2016 and 2020. As an elected official, she has served two terms as Vice Mayor and has fought hard for fiscal responsibility, accountability, balanced budgets, and no tax increases.

Bridget Binsbacher has been recognized as a respected leader in both the public sector and professionally. She serves as the Executive Director of the Arizona Cactus League Baseball Association supporting Spring Training, which is one of Arizona and Peoria’s largest economic drivers. Bridget has been recognized as 2021 AzBusiness Leaders – Top Five Tourism Leaders of Arizona, 2019 AzBusiness Leaders – Most Influential Women in Arizona, and 2016 Arizona Who’s Who – Top Five Women in Business Leaders of Arizona. She is also a Paul Harris Fellow recipient and a West Valley 24 Mover and Shaker.

She has more than 20 years of professional experience in the finance industry with a wealth of knowledge in operations management, sales management, and business development. Bridget joined the Peoria Diamond Club as a Board member in 2006 and led the organization to new heights after being named Executive Director in 2008.

Bridget Binsbacher has utilized her business background and commitment to public service to bring trust, honesty, and conservative principles to the Peoria City Council. She has fought hard to hold the line on property taxes, promote fiscal responsibility, improve public safety, collaborate with citizens to build Paloma Park, and improve the overall quality of life throughout Peoria. Regionally, Bridget has also represented Peoria on Maricopa Association of Governments Transportation Policy and Human Services Committees. In 2021 she joined the Arizona Municipal Water Association’s Board of Directors.


She also serves her community by volunteering with charitable organizations, currently serving on the Peoria Education Foundation, and previously with the Alzheimer’s Association and Peoria Chamber of Commerce. Her husband, Jon, is a fire captain and paramedic in the Northwest Valley of Arizona. They live in Peoria and have four children.


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