By Joshua Bowling | The Republic
Six-year Avondale Mayor Kenn Weise may face a challenge by political newcomer Walter Gonzales in this year’s election.
Both men say they will run to lead the city of some 80,000 people in the southwest Valley. Candidates must file petitions by April 6 deadline to get their names on the Aug. 4 ballot.
Weise was first appointed to the City Council in 2006 and as mayor in 2014.
Three City Council seats also are up for grabs, with all three incumbents saying they will seek reelection. They include:
- Vice Mayor Pat Dennis.
- Councilwoman Veronica Malone.
- Councilman Mike Pineda.