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Fountain Hills Candidate Q&A: 2020 General Plan amendment

Posted by   /  July 13, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Fountain Hills Times In our continuing series on questions for town council candidates we are asking this week about the General Plan. The General Plan is due for an update that must, by law, go to voters for approval in 2020. The question is as follows: A new General Plan amendment is due to go […]

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Sole challenger disqualified as candidate for Coolidge mayor

Posted by   /  July 13, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Rofida Khairall | Coolidge Examiner Coolidge Mayor Jon Thompson is running unopposed in the 2018 election after challenger Scott Koch has been disqualified. In June, Koch was one of several candidates around Pinal County to have signatures on his petition challenged in court. The complaint challenged 36 signatures on the petition for election. City Clerk […]

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Manfredi has eyes set on continuing success, making Maricopa safer

Posted by   /  July 13, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Bethany Blundell | Maricopa Monitor Vincent Manfredi considers his first four years on the Maricopa City Council to be a success, and because of that, he has decided to run again. “I have so much work to do,” he told PinalCentral. Some of that work, for him, includes fixing issues on State Route […]

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Coolidge councilman up for reelection vows to put community first

Posted by   /  July 12, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Rofida Khairalla | Coolidge Examiner A candidate for the upcoming Coolidge City Council elections in August says that, if re-elected, taking care of the citizens of Coolidge will remain a top priority. Councilman Joe Marsh is hoping to maintain his seat for another two years on council. He is one of six candidates in […]

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Varela wants to see projects through to finish

Posted by   /  July 11, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

(EDITOR’S NOTE — This is the last in a series of articles profiling candidates for Casa Grande City Council.) By Heather Smathers | Casa Grande Dispatch Saying he’s humbled and honored to be a servant to the community, incumbent City Councilman Ralph Varela hopes to continue in that role. Varela originally was elected to the […]

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Powell says community comes first

Posted by   /  July 11, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

(EDITOR’S NOTE — This is the fifth in a series of articles profiling candidates for Casa Grande City Council.) By Heather Smathers | Casa Grande Dispatch Community first. That’s the motto and mantra Dick Powell lives by as an incumbent Casa Grande City Council member, and it’s the driving force behind his seeking re-election. Powell, […]

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Paradise Valley council candidates offer insights into the public record

Posted by   /  July 10, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Terrance Thornton | Paradise Valley Independent Paradise Valley voters Tuesday, Aug. 28 will elect a new mayor and three people to town council. Paradise Valley Vice Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner, running unopposed, seeks the top spot of the local governing board while four candidates are seeking one of three seats on Paradise Valley Town Council. […]

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Huddleston worked for Casa Grande, wants to continue service

Posted by   /  July 10, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth in a series of articles profiling candidates for Casa Grande City Council. He might have retired several years ago, but former Casa Grande Police Chief Bob Huddleston said he has no plans to slow down. “I had always considered running for council when I retired,” Huddleston told PinalCentral. “In […]

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Brotherton, Meza team up for seats in drastically changed district

Posted by   /  July 9, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  Brotherton making comeback after 10 years out By Paulina Pineda | Arizona Capitol Times Bill Brotherton and Sen. Robert Meza piled into Brotherton’s maroon Saturn and drove west from their campaign headquarters to Phoenix’s Alhambra neighborhood in Legislative District 30, where they planned to collect signatures for several initiatives. As Brotherton, 55, drove past […]

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What your Carefree candidates have to say

Posted by   /  July 9, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Sonoran News Sonoran News emailed a questionnaire to every candidate that had filed nominating papers with Carefree and Cave Creek. We sent out the questionnaires on June 12 and requested a response by June 26, allowing them two weeks to put their answers together. All candidates were given the same questions in both towns and were […]

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