By Richard Dyer | Your Valley
The Apache Junction City Council mayoral election is nearing in a few short months.
The 2022 primary election is Aug. 2 and will include two candidates for the office of mayor: Mehmood Mohiuddin and Chip Wilson.
As the primary election nears, the Independent is conducting Q&As with each mayoral candidate to get his opinion on various topics to do with the city of Apache Junction. You will also see a similar Q&A series for the four council candidates vying for three seats: Darryl Cross, Ari Kalan, Robert Schroeder and Bryan Soller.
We kick off the Q&A series by asking candidates, “Why are you running?”
As the election gets closer, keep an eye on yourvalley.net/apache-junction-independent and the print edition of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent for more from the Q&A series.
Mehmood “Mo” Mohiuddin, 62, is a businessman and owner of the Hitching Post restaurant. He has lived in Apache Junction for 12 years.
Why are you running?: “I have been supportive of the community in many ways, including fundraisers for many organizations which include the Boys and Girls Club, The Hope Center, first responders, Apache Junction Unified School District, and the horsemen’s association, amongst many others. One current project is a collaboration with ADOT and City Council recognizing a need for horse safety concerns by adding signage and horse crossings within the city.”