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Lauren Kuby

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SRP Board Division 5 District & Association

Lauren Kuby, a former two-term councilmember and vice mayor in Tempe, is a long-time advocate for consumer, environmental, and worker protections.

In 2022, Lauren Kuby ran alongside Commissioner Sandra Kennedy to gain a majority of renewable energy advocates on the Arizona Corporation Commission, what Kuby called “the most important statewide office that no one’s ever heard of.”

Lauren is a recognized national champion for climate action and cities and local governments as incubators of innovation. Veteran journalist Juan Gonzales featured Lauren in his book, Reclaiming Gotham, citing her as evidence of a growing movement of cities taking progressive action and challenging legislative interference in local democracies.

She led Tempe’s efforts for social, economic, environmental, and racial justice, including climate action, equal pay, earned sick days, affordable housing, animal welfare, urban forestry, transparency, and campaign-finance reform. She spearheaded a dark-money ballot initiative, garnering 91.44% support from Tempe voters. For her efforts exposing the corruptive influence of money in politics, Lauren was featured in the inaugural episode of the MSNBC docuseries, American Swamp.

As manager of community outreach for ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, Kuby engaged the ASU community, small businesses, nonprofits, and neighborhoods in sustainable solutions. Though retired from ASU, she remains a Senior Global Futures Scientist there and is an active member of Democracy for Tempe/Tempe 1st advocating for neighborhoods, transparency, sustainability.

Lauren has a master’s degree in Public History from ASU and a BA from the University of Chicago and has lived in Tempe for 35+ years with her husband Mike and two daughters.

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