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Spokesman for 4 Phoenix mayors retiring

A spokesman for four different Phoenix mayors is retiring on Dec. 31 after 19 years on the job.

Scott Phelps says he volunteered to leave the office of Mayor Phil Gordon in anticipation of further budget cuts in Phoenix, where more than 1,000 positions have been eliminated in the past year.

The 58-year-old Phelps earn a degree in criminal justice from Arizona State University and landed an internship in the office of then-Attorney General Bruce Babbitt. When Babbitt took the governor’s job in 1978, his press secretary went on leave and Babbitt asked Phelps to take over.

Phelps served Babbitt for two years before leaving to help put together the Arizona Lottery. Phelps later became press secretary for mayors Paul Johnson and Skip Rimsza before working for Gordon.

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