Phil Gordon not closing door on another run at mayor

Jan 2, 2014, 7:09 PM | Updated: Jan 3, 2014, 12:14 am

PHOENIX — Former Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon downplayed rumors Thursday that he may try to get his old job back, but didn’t necessarily rule out another run in the future.

The rumors started in mid-December when Gordon commented to 12 News that he “would love to be mayor again.”

Gordon told KTAR Thursday why he’d love to return to the job.

“Being mayor of Phoenix is the greatest job that I ever had, and I think that anybody could ever have,” he said.

But he jokingly added that not only is he not seeking the job, he is “running away from it.” He said that he’s too busy to think about running for mayor in 2015.

“Right now, I’m part of a non-profit foundation that’s working to cure cancer with technology and with evidence-based medicine,” Gordon said. “It’s probably the most important job that I’ve ever had.”

Still, Gordon has recently been critical of the current city council. While he insists that he supports Mayor Greg Stanton, he joined three other former mayors in writing a letter saying that Stanton and members of the city council should get along better.

Gordon said that he has no plans to run in 2015, but then added “I never thought I would be running for mayor the first time I ran for mayor, so we’ll see what the future holds.”

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Phil Gordon not closing door on another run at mayor