Update 6-17-18

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This week I was able to attend the Wake Up Chandler Event, hosted by the Arizona Credit Union. This is an excellent event that allows business leaders to network in our city. I feel privileged to be able to participate in these events.

 

Posted by Kevin Hartke for Chandler on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

 

 

New Banner Health Hospital

 

There is going to be a new hospital opened in Chandler. The Banner Health Hospital is a further improvement to the health and safety of our city. The soon to be built, four-story, 240,000-square-foot hospital will be located on the southeast corner of Alma School Road and Loop 202 Santan Freeway. It will be adjacent to the existing Banner Health Center in Chandler, and will help fulfill the health care needs of area residents, including those who reside in Ahwatukee, Chandler and Gilbert.

Banner Health to build new hospital in Chandler

 

Recently, Nora Ellen resigned from her seat as Chandler Councilwoman to seek a seat in the Arizona State Legislator. The Chandler City Council is working to select a candidate to fulfill the remainder of her term, which expires in January 2021. This is an important issue and one that is not made lightly. An initial 36 candidates put forward applications for the seat and the council has refined that list down to 9 candidates who will have interviews conducted on June 25th. The selected candidate will be sworn in on June 28th.

 

It has been a challenge to narrow down the candidates and I am excited to see a great variety of experience and skills in these candidates. I am happy to say that each of the selected candidates serves within our community on boards or commissions and are also members of community businesses, service organizations, or educational institutions. We have a refined pool of dedicated and engaged residents and I am excited to work with this new council member in the years to come.  

6-6-18 Update

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This last week, I was honored to be able to recognize our fallen services members at Sun Cemetary on this past Memorial Day. The sacrifices of our service members have been great and being part of this ceremony was important for me personally as I reflected on those in my life who have served our country. By recognizing our service members, we acknowledge their sacrifices and recognize how those who have served contribute to the freedoms we enjoy.

Memorial Day at Valley of the Sun Cemetery. 🇺🇸🇺🇸 with Lynne Hartke, Matt Eberle for Chandler City Council.

Posted by Kevin Hartke for Chandler on Monday, May 28, 2018

 

On a lighter note, I submitted my final signatures to secure my spot on this year’s mayoral ballot. I posted the following quiz on Facebook asking how many signatures of support that I received:

 

Quiz: How many signatures did I turn in to secure being on the ballot for the Chandler Mayoral election. (Hint, there was a blue grass song that came out in 1959 with the opening line, “In _______ I took a little trip…)

 

If you guess was 1814, then you are correct! I am immensely grateful for all those who showed their support and signed to make this nomination a reality. Through the community’s overwhelming support, I was able to exceed the needed number of signatures. At this time, the application deadline is passed. As the August election grows closer, I will continue to organize support and meet with voters to make sure that I will be representing the needs and interests of Chandler as Mayor. As I was the only candidate that submitted signatures, I will be running unopposed in the upcoming election. I look forward to Chandler’s bright future.

 

Chandler was named one of the top ten places for the class of 2018 to find a job this year. I am excited that Chandler continues to be recognized as an incredible place to live and work. You can learn more about this list here: https://www-cnbc-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/05/31/wallethub-the-10-best-places-to-find-a-job-this-year.html

 

I was able to speak at the open house celebrating Chandler Fire Department Station # 11:

 

Open house at Chandler Fire Department station no.11 congratulations.

Posted by Kevin Hartke for Chandler on Saturday, June 2, 2018