Local Candidate Elections

Elected Officials

The Mayor and six Town Councilmembers are local elected officials. There are no term limits in Fountain Hills, so there is no limit to the number of times an incumbent may run for office.

  • The Mayor is elected for a 2-year term.
  • Town Councilmembers serve staggered 4-year terms. 
The terms of the following Mayor/Councilmembers will expire in December 2022. 
 Mayor Ginny Dickey
 Vice Mayor Alan Magazine
 Councilmember Mike Scharnow
 Councilmember David Spelich

Upcoming Election

Town Council elections are held in the fall election cycle of even-numbered years, with the next Primary Election scheduled for August 2, 2022, in which the Mayor and three Councilmember seats will be on the ballot. 

2022 Official candidates:

Office of Mayor

  • Joe Arapaio
  • Ginny Dickey

Office of Councilmember

  • Cindy Couture
  • Brenda Kalivianakis
  • Allen Skillicorn
  • Hannah Toth

Town of Fountain Hills sample ballot (click here)

Important Dates

2022 Primary ElectionDate
Last Day to Register to VoteJuly 4, 2022 @ midnight
Early Voting BeginsJuly 6, 2022
Last Day to Mail Your Ballot (suggested date)July 27, 2022
ELECTION DAY!August 2, 2022
Last Day to Remove Political SignsAugust 17, 2022

Candidate Packets
Complete packets for the 2022 Primary Election are now available in the Town Clerk's Office, or by visiting here. The first step in running for Mayor or Councilmember is to file a Statement of Interest. After this step is completed petitions may be circulated to accumulate a minimum of 324 and maximum of 647 signatures. These petitions, along with a Nonpartisan Nomination Paper/Declaration of Qualification and Financial Disclosure Statement, must be filed in the Town Clerk's Office between March 5, 2022 and April 4, 2022. 


The following individuals have filed a Statement of Interest, as of January 12, 2022, to run for the position stated:

Arpaio, Joe                Mayor                  (OFFICIAL CANDIDATE - FILED 03/16/2022)

Biermann, Mark          Councilmember      (WITHDRAWN)

Couture, Cindy           Councilmember      (OFFICIAL CANDIDATE - FILED 03/21/2022)

Dickey, Ginny             Mayor                  (OFFICIAL CANDIDATE - FILED 03/08/2022)

Kalivianakis, Brenda    Councilmember      (OFFICIAL CANDIDATE - FILED 03/17/2022)

Ridgley, John             Councilmember

Skillicorn, Allen          Councilmember      (OFFICIAL CANDIDATE - FILED 04/04/2022)

Smith, Kelly               Mayor                   (WITHDRAWN)

Toth, Hannah             Councilmember      (OFFICIAL CANDIDATE - FILED 03/24/2022)