By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter
Scottsdale City Councilwoman Virginia Korte has officially announced her run for mayor. Korte has been expected to run for Scottsdale mayor this year in the contest to succeed Jim Lane.
Scottsdale City Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp is also running for mayor In a race where real estate developments, density, building heights and parking in Old Town will be center stage. Here is Korte’s announcement this morning:
Today I am announcing I am officially running for mayor.
For the past year, I have met with many residents, community leaders and business owners for their input about running for mayor. Their encouragement factored heavily into my decision. So, I want to thank them for their time and opinions.
I believe with strong leadership I will provide and working with residents across the political spectrum from all areas of the city we can do more to make our great city even better.
I feel strongly that to keep Scottsdale sustainable and protect our quality of life, we must work harder and smarter to compete with other communities for new businesses and high-paying jobs for our residents. That’s why it’s critical to carefully control our spending and continue investing in the city’s infrastructure to enhance our exceptional quality of life that attracts businesses and visitors.
As I begin my campaign for mayor, it is important for us to recognize that our city is headed in the right direction. I want to commend Mayor Lane for his leadership and commitment to our city.
We need a leader with experience and a vision for Scottsdale’s future, because leadership matters. That is why I would appreciate your vote for mayor.
I invite you to learn more about my campaign by visiting KorteScottsdale.com.