There’s a lot to love about Chandler. Just recently the city had the distinction of being ranked ninth among the best-run cities in the country. In addition, Chandler received a coveted spot among the ten “all-American Cities” in 2010. I could tell Chandler was special when I moved to the East Valley in 1990, so I began serving the city in various capacities not long after my arrival, and then made Chandler my own home over a decade ago.
Running for Council was not something I planned to do, but the encouragement and support of many business and community leaders has led me to take this next step of service. The most rewarding aspect of the campaign trail has been meeting so many different Chandler residents along the way. I hope to reach our entire city with a positive vision for Chandler’s future and ongoing prosperity. I believe a good leader is humble and listens to others for the best results and solutions. While I have a lot of experience and the qualifications necessary to lead, I don’t pretend to have all the answers. No one person does. It takes all of us communicating and working together. That’s why I am here to listen, and why I’m putting my home phone number on the front page of my website. I would love to hear your vision and desires for our city—and to get better acquainted! I hope you’ll feel free to call me anytime: 480.496.7114.
As successful as our city is, like the rest of the state and country we are still facing many challenges associated with this economy. The number one focus has to be getting our residents back to work. As a member of the Chandler Chamber Board of Directors I work regularly with businesses to promote job creation and economic development. In addition, as a Neighborhood Commissioner I have been involved in the fight to keep our neighborhoods safe and beautiful. These two areas, in the context of fiscal responsibility, are areas I know well, and will be my priorities as your City Councilwoman. I will strive to move Chandler even higher on the national rankings and push to reach new heights of prosperity.
To that end, I am asking you to trust me with one of your votes for Council on August 28. I have a balanced understanding of the needs of businesses and residents and a thorough knowledge of how to form public policy that enhances the lives of our residents. I also have great relationships with business and community leaders and enjoy their endorsements and support, which will make me an effective Councilwoman from day one.
Together, I know we can make the city we love an even better place to live, work and raise a family. Thank you for your consideration! God bless you!
What sets me apart from the other candidates:
There is much that makes me stand out from my opponents. The most obvious differentiation between me and every other candidate is that I am the only female in the race.
There is great value in having diverse backgrounds on the Council; unfortunately, there is only one woman currently serving and she is nearing her term limit. My combined experience as a business owner and mother, together with my involvement in the critical areas of business development and neighborhood safety give me a unique perspective. In addition, unlike some of the other first-time candidates, I’ve been involved with city policy and working in the community on a voluntary basis for years.
For instance, I am a Commissioner on Chandler’s Neighborhood Advisory Committee, and was part of the Mayor’s Four Corner Retail Committee. I’m also a member of the Chandler Chamber Board of Directors, and the Government Affairs Committee for Realtors. I have a balanced understanding of the needs of businesses and residents and a thorough knowledge of how to form public policy that enhances the lives of our residents.
I also have great relationships with business and community leaders and enjoy their endorsements and support, which will make me an effective Councilwoman from day one.
[Information courtesy electnoraellen.com]
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