Local Candidate Elections

Elected Officials

The Mayor and six Town Councilmembers are local elected officials. There are no term limits in Fountain Hills, so there is no limit to the number of times an incumbent may run for office.

  • The Mayor is elected for a 2 year term.
  • Town Councilmembers serve staggered 4 year terms. 
The terms of the following Mayor/Councilmembers will expire in December 2022. 
 Mayor Ginny Dickey
 Vice Mayor Alan Magazine
 Councilmember Mike Scharnow
 Councilmember David Spelich

Election Cycle

Town Council elections are held in the fall election cycle of even-numbered years, with the next Primary Election scheduled for August 2, 2022. If all candidates receive a majority vote at the Primary Election, no General Election for candidates is required.

Candidate Packets
Complete packets for the 2022 Primary Election are now available in the Town Clerk's Office, or by visiting here. The first step in running for Mayor or Councilmember is to file a Statement of Interest. After this step is completed petitions may be circulated to accumulate a minimum of 324 and maximum of 647 signatures. These petitions, along with a Nonpartisan Nomination Paper/Declaration of Qualification and Financial Disclosure Statement, must be filed in the Town Clerk's Office between March 5, 2022 and April 4, 2022. 


The following individuals have filed a Statement of Interest, as of January 12, 2022, to run for the position stated:

Arpaio, Joe                Mayor                  (OFFICIAL CANDIDATE - FILED 03/16/2022)

Biermann, Mark          Councilmember      (WITHDRAWN)

Couture, Cindy           Councilmember      (OFFICIAL CANDIDATE - FILED 03/21/2022)

Dickey, Ginny             Mayor                  (OFFICIAL CANDIDATE - FILED 03/08/2022)

Kalivianakis, Brenda    Councilmember      (OFFICIAL CANDIDATE - FILED 03/17/2022)

Ridgley, John             Councilmember

Skillicorn, Allen          Councilmember      (OFFICIAL CANDIDATE - FILED 04/04/2022)

Smith, Kelly               Mayor                   (WITHDRAWN)

Toth, Hannah             Councilmember      (OFFICIAL CANDIDATE - FILED 03/24/2022)