Update 5-27-18

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This has been another exciting week for the City of Chandler, Arizona. I was able to participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for WingSpan. WingSpan will be launching three distinct phases of development to provide offices and hangar space at the Chandler Municipal Airport. I look forward to seeing Chandler’s aviation industry continue to grow.

 

I was also privileged this week to be able to oversee the food box distribution at Trinity Christian Fellowship. These food boxes provide key support to residents of Chandler who need assistance. It is always a wonderful experience to be able to support and meet with the residents that come for the food boxes and those who volunteer to help distribute them. Please contact me if you would like to be involved in future food box distributions, either as a volunteer, recipient, or both!

 

It’s a blessing to serve those in need. Food box 📦 distribution at Trinity Christian Fellowship. 🙏🏻😊

Posted by Kevin Hartke for Chandler on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

 

This week, I was joined by Matt Eberle as we submitted more signatures for our respective campaigns. I am excited by the support and progress my mayoral campaign has obtained so far and look forward to continuing this campaign as the elections approach. I look forward to leading and supporting Chandler as its next mayor.

More signatures. With Matt Eberle for Chandler City Council.

Posted by Kevin Hartke for Chandler on Friday, May 25, 2018

 

A great end to the week came with the celebration of Living Chandler’s second anniversary. What better way to celebrate than with a pool party! It was great seeing the many involved members of our community, yet another aspect that makes Chandler a great place to live.

Pool party celebration LC group second anniversary! 👍🏻😊

Posted by Kevin Hartke for Chandler on Saturday, May 26, 2018

Update 5-20-18

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Being on the Chandler City Council provides many opportunities to speak at and engage many different groups in Chandler and beyond. This past week had many stellar examples of this:

 

Spoke at a Haitian Gala, 2 Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cuttings, Chandler’s Elk Club Pancake Breakfast for Veterans on Armed Services Day, Chapel Service for a Christian School, Attended the 125th Anniversary of Salvation Army’s work in Arizona, Intel’s Annual Volunteerism Celebration, Valley Metro and the Regional Public Transportation Authority Boards and an A+ Celebration for Carlson Elementary School and a Taiwanese Cooking Demonstration. Clearly, I love being involved in the many wonderful events happening in our town.

Free pancake breakfast for Veterans at Chandler Lodge of Elks #2429. Thank you for your service.it was a pleasure to be there this morning.

Posted by Kevin Hartke for Chandler on Saturday, May 19, 2018

 

Speaking Free Pancake Breakfast for Veterans at Chandler Lodge of Elks #2429

 

It is always exciting to see how dreams come true. Swingin' Safari Mini Golf, LLC is a new business in Chandler, and it is owned by a couple who happen to be members of the Living Chandler FB group. This is awesome. It’s all about community. Congratulations to them!

Posted by Kevin Hartke for Chandler on Saturday, May 19, 2018

 

Ribbon Cutting at Swingin’ Safari Mini Golf, LLC

 

The BIG campaign news this past week on the campaign trail is that the remaining candidate running against me dropped out of the race. Last year two other potential candidates decided to do the same. As we continue towards the primary election in August, we will continue to meet and listen with residents and groups to hear their concerns and success stories and share our message of economic prosperity, keeping our city safe, fiscal stability and great schools.

Update 5-13-18

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This week, I was privileged to provide the invocation at the Chandler Fallen Officer Memorial Ceremony. It is an incredible tragedy when an officer is lost in the line of duty and I am grateful for all who serve Chandler and make it a safer place. Because of the dedicated men and women who serve, Chandler is made a safer community and I recognize our officer’s role in helping provide some of the lowest crime rates in recent years.

 

I was also able to attend the Law Enforcement and Firefighters 4th Annual Prayer Breakfast this week. This event recognizes the finest in our communities’ first responders. I was able to attend this event with fellow Chandler Councilman Terry Roe and the event included state leaders Governor Doug Ducey and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery in its speaker lineup. It was a privilege to participate in this event honoring those who serve in Chandler.

 

This last Saturday, we had an incredible event hosted by Revelation Real Estate. I want to thank everyone who was able to come out to support my campaign and look forward to our next event. Thank you to Chuck Fazio and his wife for your support. Also thanks to JD Mesnard, Terry Roe, Nora Ellen, and Matt Eberle for Chandler City Council, it is always a pleasure to have you guys with us. Music entertainment was provided by Lois Zozobrado singing Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

We had an awesome time at Revelation Real Estate! Thank you to Chuck Fazio and his wife for your support. And JD Mesnard, Terry Roe, Nora Ellen, Matt Eberle for Chandler City Council always a pleasure to have you guys with us. Music 🎶 entertainment by Lois Zozobrado singing Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

Posted by Kevin Hartke for Chandler on Sunday, May 13, 2018

Downtown Chandler continues to grow and thrive. Last week a great new restaurant and event venue opened, QuartHaus! The ribbon cutting was an excellent introduction to this location and I look forward to having them as part of the downtown Chandler offerings. Check them out next time you are in downtown Chandler.

 

Update 5-5-18

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I am pleased to share that this week I turned in my petitions and am now an official candidate for mayor of Chandler. As an official candidate, I want to thank everyone who signed the petition supporting my candidacy for this race and I look forward to continuing to serve our great city. In the coming months, I look forward to continuing to connect with voters and share my goals for this role. I am passionate about our community and look forward to representing my fellow Chandler residents as your next mayor.  

 

I want to say thank you to everyone that signed my petition. Now it is official, as of today, I am your mayoral candidate for Chandler 2018!!

Posted by Kevin Hartke for Chandler on Monday, April 30, 2018

 

To my opponent, Martin Sepulveda, it’s time to debate! You need to file your paperwork and become an official candidate to make this happen. I have told you for months that we will meet and discuss issues related to Chandler. Now is that time. I look forward to discussing Council track records related to serving Chandler, your math claims, and false accusations. Turn in your paperwork and let’s set up a public and publicized forum with the Chandler Chamber. I and the voters of Chandler are waiting on you. To all who read this, encourage Martin Sepulveda to turn in his signatures NOW and officially become a candidate.

 

I also want to share some great news for our city of Chandler:

 

This week we celebrated the expansion of the Santan Vista Water Treatment Plant in partnership with the Town of Gilbert. This water plant will provide clean water for both Chandler and Gilbert and through this partnership, the taxpayers of Chandler will save over $30 million in the cost of completing the plant expansion.

 

The current unemployment in Chandler is 3.8% which is the lowest rate since the year 2000. This underscores the continued economic growth the city has been enjoying.

 

A recent report on the ASU School of Engineering shows this is now the largest engineering program in the US and that over 75% of graduates stay in state after they complete their program. This is another great asset to the continued development of Chandler’s economic growth.

 

I also had an opportunity to be involved with some great causes this week. Relay for Life, an event the raises funds for the American Cancer Society was held on Friday. My wife, Lynne Hartke, was an attendee of the event in 2009 and has served in a leadership role with the annual event since 2010. I am privileged to also be involved with the event and supporting fundraising efforts for an excellent cause and collaborating with groups from all over Chandler. This week, I was able to raise over $1,200 for the Chandler Police Department Team by participating in their “Jail and Bail” event. Doing my time was well worth it for this cause!

 

Upcoming Events:

Meet & Greet With Kevin Hartke

Saturday, May 12th 6:00 PM

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2301 S. Stearman Dr.

Chandler, AZ 852086