About Jim

Jim Waring Councilman Jim Waring represents District 2, which covers northeast Phoenix.  His focus is on supporting police and eliminating wasteful government spending.  He is a graduate of the Phoenix Citizens Police Academy. He earned awards for his work from the Arizona Federation of Taxpayers (Champion of the Taxpayer), National Federation of Independent Business (Guardian of Small Business) and the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (Sentinel Award). In addition, he was recognized for his work fighting domestic violence by the Men's Anti-Violence Network (Man of the Year).  Councilman Waring was awarded the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Copper Shield Award and the National Guard Association of the United States Medal of Merit for his work in supporting veterans.

Jim was born in Hinsdale, Illinois, and moved to Arizona more than thirty years ago. He received his Ph.D. in public administration from Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs and his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University.  Prior to entering politics, Councilman Waring served on the staffs at ASU, the Arizona Board of Regents, and Northern Arizona University. Councilman Waring currently serves on the City’s Public Safety and Justice subcommittee, the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Advisory Board, chairs the Human Trafficking Task Force, and the City's Audit Committee. 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

JOBS, THE ECONOMY AND FIGHTING WASTE

  • Sentinel Award, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
  • Local Hero Award, Americans for Prosperity 
  • Champion of the Taxpayer, Arizona Federation of Taxpayers
  • Guardian of Small Business, National Federation of Independent Business
  • Senator of the Year, Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Legislator of the Year, Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants
  • Senator of the Year, Arizona Association of REALTORS®


PROTECTING AMERICA, SECURING OUR BORDER AND PUBLIC SAFETY

  • Copper Shield Award, Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame
  • Medal of Merit Award, National Guard Association of U.S.
  • Legislator of the Year, American Legion
  • Legislator of the Year (three times), National Guard Association of Arizona
  • A-Rating, National Rifle Association
  • Legislative Excellence Award, Mothers Against Drunk Driving


FAMILIES, COMMUNITIES AND OTHER

  • Member, City of Phoenix Audit Committee
  • Twice Served as Vice-Mayor of Nation’s 5th Biggest City
  • Graduate, Phoenix Citizens-Police Academy
  • Board Member & Paul Harris Fellow, Phoenix 100 Rotary 
  • Man of the Year, Men's Anti-Violence Network
  • Arizona Family Project Award, Friend of the Family
  • Legislator of the Year (twice), Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence