2022 City Council Election

2022 City Council Election
Posted on 08/04/2022

The city of Glendale announced on Thursday that councilmembers Bart Turner (Barrel District), Lauren Tolmachoff (Cholla District) and Jamie Aldama (Ocotillo District) have all won their re-election bids for a third consecutive term on the Glendale City Council. Three council seats were part of the election and the three candidates all ran unopposed.

Bart Turner is a fifth-generation resident of Glendale. Turner’s roots in Glendale date back to his great-great-grandfather Peter Forney, an Elder in the Brethren Church who moved from Iowa to Arizona to establish a temperance colony in 1892. Prior to being elected to the City Council, Turner served Glendale residents in many capacities through a wide range of community boards, commissions, service organizations and committees.

Lauren Tolmachoff was first elected in November 2014 to serve the Cholla District. Along with her duties on the Glendale City Council, Tolmachoff serves as Glendale’s representative on the Board of Directors for the Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority as well as the Valley Metro Audit and Finance subcommittee. Councilmember Tolmachoff has been a realtor since 2004, following a successful career in banking. Her family has deep roots in Glendale. The first Tolmachoffs arrived in 1911 and helped Glendale grow into a thriving community.

Vice Mayor Jamie Aldama was elected to the City Council in November 2014 to represent Glendale’s Ocotillo District. As the representative of the Ocotillo District, Vice Mayor Aldama represents several small business owners including the internationally known Cerreta Candy Company, Sands Chevrolet, Don Sanderson Ford and Historic Catlin Court. Councilmember Aldama has deep roots in the community he serves. He is a lifelong, fourth-generation, resident (52 years) of Glendale, having grown up and lived in the Ocotillo District for most of his life.

The Glendale City Council will hold a workshop session Tuesday, August 9 at 12:30 p.m. inside the council chambers at City Hall, prior to the voting meeting at 5:30 p.m. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend these public meetings. If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch the meetings live on Glendale’s Channel 11, as well as on Glendale’s Facebook and YouTube pages.