Graham, Barry

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
City Council
Political Affiliation:
Non-partisan election, registered Republican
(602) 740-2570
Bachelors (Economics, International Relations). Masters (Accounting)
Biographical Info:

I live in South Scottsdale within walking distance of Old Town. That’s where my wife, Farrah, and I are raising our twin boys, Barron and Monroe.

I grew up in North Scottsdale where I now work as a Certified Public Accountant for one of the most prestigious accounting firms in Arizona.

In 2003, I graduated from Chaparral High School where I was an all-state athlete. I earned degrees from Boston University in economics and international relations, and a Master’s Degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts.

Until recently, I was a commissioner on the city’s Planning Commission. I also served as chairman of the Transportation Commission and chairman of the Building Advisory Board of Appeals.

In 2018 and 2020, I was elected Treasurer of the Legislative District 23 Republicans, where I also serve as a State Committeeman.

I graduated from the Scottsdale Leadership Program (Class 28) in 2014.


I am running for the City Council because I believe the council should be more responsive to residents – and I also think our city government can be more efficient for taxpayers.


Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Denying government funding to "sanctuary cities" that do not comply with federal immigration laws S
2. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy S
3. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals O
4. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that provides, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion O
5. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother S
6. Providing tax breaks to certain industries over others O
7. Adding "sexual orientation," "gender identity," or "gender expression" to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination ordinances O
8. Protecting a parent's right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome S
9. Setting minimum wage above the state minimum wage O
10. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their conscience S
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health S
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities S