Updated: Sep 14, 2022
Executive leaders, elected officials, and business owners tout Bridget Binsbacher’s strength, hard work, dedication, and willingness to mentor others.
PEORIA (September 14, 2022) – A coalition of leading women from throughout the State of Arizona have announced their support for Bridget Binsbacher as the next Mayor of Peoria today. The impressive group represents a diverse organization of females in senior leadership who are leading voices in business, healthcare, education, finance, construction, tourism, and transportation. The coalition also includes several elected officials who have risen to national, state, and regional prominence for their work on the key issues impacting Arizona.
Arizona has a long history of women in leadership as the proud home of Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the United States Supreme Court, and the first and only state to have women simultaneously hold the five highest positions in state government (affectionately remembered as the Fab Five). Cathy Carlat was elected as Peoria’s first female mayor in 2014. Building on that tradition of effective female leadership, these leading executives touted Bridget Binsbacher’s unparalleled experience in business and public service releasing the following statement of support:
“As leading professionals in both the private and public sector, we understand what it means to be women in leadership. It takes strength, hard work, dedication, and a willingness to mentor others. Bridget Binsbacher has a proven track record of demonstrating these qualities throughout her professional career, her service to the community, and in her personal life. Bridget has been previously named as one of the ‘Most Influential Women in Arizona,’ as well as ‘Top Five Women in Business Leaders of Arizona.’ In the private sector, she has broken barriers as first female Executive Director of the Arizona Cactus League Baseball Association. As an elected official, she has twice served as Vice Mayor and has been a leading regional voice on both transportation and water issues. She has served the community for more than 30 years and has been a powerful mentor and supporter for many women across the valley. Bridget Binsbacher is the best choice for Peoria’s next Mayor.”
Deborah Bateman, Coach and Vice Chairman at National Bank of Arizona
Jan Brewer, Former Governor of Arizona
Ali Bridgewater, Education Administrator
Patty Byler, Distributor at Mia Bella Candles
Cathy Carlat, Mayor at City of Peoria
Jenn Daniels, CEO at Horizon Strategies
Nancy Duke, Community Leader and Veteran
Shelby Duplessis, President of Land Development at Empire
Kris Friedman, Executive Director
Michelle Hess, Buckeye Councilmember
Sharon Hettick, Transit Advocate, Northwest Valley Connect board member
Vicki Hunt, Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tem
Julie Lacroix, Peoria Publication Owner/Publisher
Brigette Peterson, Mayor at City of Gilbert
Dr. Linda Price-Barry, Principal
Kim Sabow, President and CEO at Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association
Roz Shanley, Executive Director and Educator
Vershalee Shukla, M.D., Founder, Vincent Cancer Center
Michelle Spaulding, Associate Broker/Realtor at the Spaulding Team Lake Pleasant Real Estate
Connie Whitlock, Executive Director at WHAM Art Association
Binsbacher concluded, “I am deeply honored to have the support of so many amazing women who have worked their way to the top in both the private and public sector. I am proud to call them my mentors, my colleagues, and my friends. I look forward to the opportunity to serve as Peoria’s second female mayor and work with these leaders from throughout the State to build the best community possible for our next generation of leaders.”
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 medic at Daisy Mountain Fire and Medical. They live in Peoria and have four children.