Greg Stanton serves as the U.S. Representative for Arizona's 9th congressional district. Previously he served as mayor of the City of Phoenix, elected in 2011 to lead the nation’s sixth-largest city. His focus as mayor included boosting trade with Mexico, building an innovation-based export economy, investing in biosciences and lifting up local small business. He previously served nine years on the Phoenix City Council, representing District 6 (Ahwatukee Foothills, Arcadia, Biltmore, Papago Park and North Central Phoenix). He was a deputy attorney general for the State of Arizona. He has served on numerous boards, including the Arizona School Readiness Board, Governor’s P-20 Council, MAG Continuum of Care Regional Committee on Homelessness, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Arizona, League of Arizona Cities and Towns, East Valley Partnership, Arizona Children’s Association, Arizona Theater Company, Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona Advisory Board and the Flinn Foundation Arizona Bioscience Steering Committee. His family founded the Christian Needs Network, a group of multi-faith volunteers who collected clothes, food and diapers for the community. He attended Marquette University on the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, and earned a law degree from the University of Michigan.