In this week’s Q&A series, we ask the two mayoral candidates about maintaining Paradise Valley’s quality of life.
Depending on who gets elected to the mayor’s seat, how will their personal opinions about the town’s quality of life impact their decisions on future town issues?
Both candidates — Jerry Bien-Willner and Julie Pace — have strong opinions about the special aspects of Paradise Valley and how to maintain this uniqueness going forward.
In addition to the weekly Q&A series leading up to the Aug. 2 primary election, the Paradise Valley Independent Newspaper has scheduled a candidate forum for Bien-Willner and Pace. The mayoral forum will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Paradise Valley Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive.
Bien-Willner is seeking reelection to a third term, while Councilmember Pace is challenging for the seat. If Pace is elected to mayor, the Town Council will be asked to appoint someone to fill her council seat next January. If Bien-Willner wins, Pace will remain on Town Council until the end of her term in 2023.
Tuesday, July 5, is the voter registration deadline to participate in the primary election. Ballots will be mailed out on Wednesday, July 6.
• Quality of life: What does it mean to you, and how will this impact your decisions if you are elected?
Paradise Valley is recognized by our citizens, and indeed around the country, as one of the very finest communities because of its exceptional quality of life and its commitment to a unique residential character.