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Board of Supervisors, District 3

Posted on: January 5, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Bill Gates sworn in as County Supervisor for District 3

Bill Gates

Bill Gates was sworn in yesterday as a Maricopa County Supervisor.  It is his first term on the Board.  Gates represents District 3, which stretches from central Phoenix through Paradise Valley and north to Anthem.

Gates spent the past seven years as a Phoenix City Councilman, representing much of the same area he will now serve as a Supervisor.  In that time, he prioritized fiscal responsibility and government efficiency.

“The goal should not be a government that does more; it should be a government that does better,” Gates said.  “I will continue to focus on making government more efficient, more fiscally responsible, and more accessible for our constituents and our businesses.”

As Chair of the City of Phoenix’s Finance, Efficiency, Economy, and Sustainability Committee, Councilman Gates helped identify over $100 million in annual efficiency savings.  He also served on the Governor’s Regulatory Review Council to make sure the rules governing state agencies are clear, concise, and worth the cost.

He joins a Board committed to providing cost-effective core services to the more than four million people who live, work, and do business here.

“I’m excited to work with my fellow Supervisors, elected officials, and county staff and I look forward to representing the residents of District 3 and Maricopa County,” Gates said.

Gates, a Republican, is currently the Associate General Counsel and Director of Distribution for PING, a Phoenix-based golf equipment manufacturer.

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