Maricopa County Supervisor, District 2
Steve Chucri is the quintessential American story. A native of Mesa, Arizona, he comes from
Lebanese lineage on both sides of his family. His maternal grandfather, Tony M. Coury, Sr., was a
true entrepreneur in becoming the first licensed automobile dealer in Arizona. Steve draws
inspiration from his grandfather who couldn’t read or write, but whose hard work and success
afforded Steve first‐hand insight into the complexities of running a business. That experience at an
early age led to successful careers in both the public and private sectors. Of the many jobs Steve
has today, he would say the most important is that of devoted father to his two young sons, Grant
and Will, and loving husband to Christine, his wife of 14 years.
For the past 11 years, Steve has served as the President and CEO of the Arizona Restaurant
Association (ARA). Leading an organization that promotes dining out is a perfect fit for Mr. Chucri,
who had scorched so many dinners he had begun to wonder if “burnt” was a food group. The
insight Steve has gathered through his experience with the restaurant association was a
contributing factor in his decision to run for public office. In 2012, Steve was elected to serve as
Maricopa County Supervisor for District 2 and has been proudly serving his constituents since he
took office in January 2013. Steve works with his County colleagues to eliminate excess
regulations and create an environment that invites innovation and sustains entrepreneurial
growth with a Best in Class mindset. Steve remains focused on adopting policies that enhance the
business cache of the County, eliminating unnecessary burdens, and implementing strategies that
make it more affordable and attractive to operate a business in Maricopa County.
Prior to his work with the restaurant association and at Maricopa County, Supervisor Chucri spent
6 years on Capitol Hill working for an Arizona Congressman. This prestigious position afforded
him many opportunities to travel around the world on delegation missions, visit with foreign
dignitaries, sample a variety of cuisines, and engage in unique foreign customs that further
reaffirmed his affinity for America and gave him a real sense of what it is to be an elected official.
Steve is an alumnus of Brophy College Preparatory and went on to obtain his post‐secondary
degree in Business Administration at the University of San Diego. He has received the Alzheimer
Association’s Desert Southwest Chapter award for fundraising and the Business Journal’s 40
Under 40 award. Steve serves as a Board Member for the National Restaurant Association, Mesa
Chamber of Commerce, and the MAG Regional Council and Economic Development Committee.