Maricopa County Board of Supervisors elects new chair

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors elected Supervisor Bill Gates as chair at its first meeting of the year, according to a news release from Maricopa County. (Community Impact staff)
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors elected Supervisor Bill Gates as chair at its first meeting of the year, according to a news release from Maricopa County. (Community Impact staff)

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors elected Supervisor Bill Gates as chair at its first meeting of the year, according to a news release from Maricopa County. (Community Impact staff)

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors elected Supervisor Bill Gates as chair at its first meeting of the year, according to a news release from Maricopa County.

Gates, who represents District 3, is serving in the role for a second time since he was first elected in 2017. The board voted unanimously to appoint him Jan. 5 to succeed Supervisor Jack Sellers during the board's annual "Passing the Gavel" ceremony.


“Our focus should be helping people get things done—with low taxes, fewer regulations and less red tape—so we create an environment where families and businesses can thrive,” Gates said during the ceremony, according to the release. “That’s why we’re going to cut property taxes in 2022 for the second year in a row. We can do that responsibly so people have more money in their pockets without a negative impact on the service they get from us.”

Gates represents Anthem, Desert Hills, New River, Paradise Valley and Phoenix.