Bill Gates was sworn in as a Maricopa County supervisor on Jan. 4. It is his first term on the board. Gates represents District 3, which stretches from central Phoenix through Paradise Valley and north to Anthem.
Gates spent the past seven years as a Phoenix city councilman, representing much of the same area he will now serve as a supervisor. In that time, he prioritized fiscal responsibility and government efficiency.
“The goal should not be a government that does more; it should be a government that does better,” Gates said. “I will continue to focus on making government more efficient, more fiscally responsible, and more accessible for our constituents and our businesses.”
As chairman of the City of Phoenix’s Finance, Efficiency, Economy and Sustainability Committee, Gates helped identify more than $100 million in annual efficiency savings. He joins a Maricopa County Board of Supervisors committed to providing cost-effective core services to the more than 4 million people who live, work, and do business here.
“I’m excited to work with my fellow supervisors, elected officials, and county staff and I look forward to representing the residents of District 3 and Maricopa County,” Gates said.
Gates, a Republican, is the associate general counsel and director of distribution for PING, a Phoenix-based golf equipment manufacturer.