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.