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Councilwoman Anna Thomasson announces candidacy for mayor of the Town of Paradise Valley

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Paradise Valley Councilwoman Anna Thomasson, above, has announced she is running for mayor at the August 2024 primary election. She is serving her second consecutive term as an elected leader of the Town of Paradise Valley. (Photo: Arianna Grainey/DigitalFreePress)
Anna Thomasson: I am ‘all in’ for the Town of Paradise Valley this August
By Terrance Thornton | Digital Free Press

Councilwoman Anna Thomasson is announcing her candidacy for mayor of the Town of Paradise Valley.

“Inspired by Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner and past mayors, I filed to be on the Aug. 6 ballot as your next mayor,” Councilwoman Thomasson told the Digital Free Press upon filing her formal intentions Friday, Jan. 26, to run for mayor of the Town of Paradise Valley.

“For 30 years, including six years of volunteer service on Town Council, Paradise Valley has been my home. We have a beautiful, peaceful, and safe community and I am passionate about keeping it that way.”

Councilwoman Thomasson is serving her second consecutive term as an elected leader of the Town of Paradise Valley meanwhile she served in 2018 by appointment on the Board of Adjustment.

“As a former vice mayor and councilmember, I have worked exceptionally hard to listen and lead as our council has tackled short term Rental reform, resort redevelopment, threats to our 1-acre zoning, and a pandemic that decimated our resort revenues,” she said. “Our town is in great shape, and I will work with our council, staff and volunteers to keep it that way.”

An excerpt of her bio reads:

During her service to the Town, Ms. Thomasson has served as liaison to the Historical Advisory Committee where she helped author the Town’s 60th Anniversary Commemorative magazine, chair of the ACOPS committee for public safety, and most recently as unanimously elected Vice Mayor and liaison to the Planning Commission. She is known as a very engaged councilmember attending many community meetings and walking the Town with one of her German shepherds.

(Photo: Arianna Grainey/DigitalFreePress)
Anna Thomasson: I am ‘all in’ for the Town of Paradise Valley this August

Councilwoman Thomasson contends she is ready to serve as the top elected official of the Town of Paradise Valley.

“Thanks to a successful 35-year Fortune 500 consulting career, I’m fortunate to have the skills and time to make serving Paradise Valley my first priority,” she said.

“People describe me as ‘all in,’ and if I’m not walking the town or at a legislative hearing, I’m at every coffee with a cop, Planning Commission meeting, mayor’s breakfast, neighborhood meeting, breakfast group or social lunch. I love this town and have the passion to outwork anyone as well as the courage and skills to lead collaboratively.”

Councilwoman Thomasson says a vote for her this election as mayor is a vote to continue the legacy of the leaders who came before.

“Our past mayors have left us a legacy of excellence and I aspire to continue that legacy,” she said.

Editor’s Note: Councilwoman Anna Thomasson can be contacted at anna@annathomasson.com

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