Maricopa at night
By Justin Griffin |inMaricopa
The next four years will be pivotal in the growth and development of Maricopa.
This year’s City Council election and the winners’ leadership on several core issues, including job creation, will help shape the city’s future.
Four candidates — Adam Leach, Vincent Manfredi, Rich Vitiello and Henry Wade — are running for three seats on the council.
Leach, a Maricopa Realtor, has never held public office. Manfredi, Vitiello and Wade are incumbents.
Manfredi, the city’s interim mayor, is co-owner and advertising director of InMaricopa. Vitiello is the general manager for Kooline Plumbing. Wade is director of housing counseling services for Chicanos Por La Causa.
The primary will be held Aug. 2. Early voting begins Wednesday.
At a recent town hall at the Maricopa Library and Cultural Center the candidates discussed their vision for creating high-paying jobs in the city as an important lynchpin of economic development.