I have served on the Goodyear City Council since 2011. I am seeking re‑election to a third and final term. The first question many people ask is why am I serving on the city council? My answer is simple: I believe in this city and everything that we’ve accomplished so far. I want to see it continue to grow and remain strong well into the future. I have a tremendous love and passion for our great city without an agenda or future political aspirations.
Goodyear has continued to thrive in the last eight years despite poor state and national economies. We've added over 3,000 new jobs, increased residential development and received more than $500 million in capital investments by new or expanded businesses. The City Council has taken steps to strengthen our long-term assured water supply, overhauled our older parks, and expanded city facilities to meet the current and future needs of our residents. For example, we've added our first dedicated library in partnership with Maricopa County Library District and beginning in 2019, construction will start on a new Recreation Campus (on Estrella Parkway across from the post office).
I believe that the city has done a good job of creating a place that we all are proud to call home. We have diverse businesses, retail stores, and entertainment — not to mention great national employers. We successfully weathered a tough economic storm when I first was elected in 2011 by shrinking expenses and when the time was right, we reduced the food tax and implemented a gradual easing of property taxes. We all chose to move to Goodyear for reason; maybe it was the schools, the parks, the appearance of the city in general, low crime rates or the quality residential developments. Whatever your reason was, I’d like to see us maintain this level of quality while living within our means.