Update from the Campaign, 6-30-18

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This has been an exciting week in Chandler. On Thursday, June 28th the Chandler City Council voted unanimously to appoint Jeremy McClymonds to fill the seat vacated by Nora Ellen. The term of this seat will run through January 2021. I look forward to working with McClymonds and appreciate the years of experience and leadership in Chandler that he is bringing to the council.

 

I had a wonderful Meet and Greet event hosted at Holy Trinity Church this week. It is always a pleasure to meet the residents and voters of Chandler and I look forward to serving as their next mayor. If you have not attended an event recently, please check the upcoming events or reach out to talk.

 

Posted by Kevin Hartke for Chandler on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

 

 

Chandler gained another great this business this week with the ribbon cutting of Farmboy Market, Meats, Sandwiches. Each new business that enters our community further improves our city and enriches the unique place we call home. The highlight of this event was cutting the ribbon with the kids in attendance.

 

Congratulations Farmboy Market, Meats, Sandwiches Ribbon Cutting

Posted by Kevin Hartke for Chandler on Thursday, June 28, 2018

 

Are you registered to vote in the upcoming election? You can find information on how to register and other important election dates here:

 

http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=33

This Week’s Campaign Update, 6-25-18

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I am excited to see the continued growth and development of our city of Chandler. Another sign of this growth was the ribbon cutting for the new Residence Inn by Marriott. Located on Queen Creek Road between Pecos and Dobson roads, the new hotel is a beautiful addition to our city and will support the continued growth of our communities.

Ribbon Cutting at Residence Inn by Marriott Phoenix Chandler/South with Rene Lopez for Chandler City Council, Terry Roe For Chandler, Mark Stewart Chandler Arizona City Council, Sam Huang

Posted by Kevin Hartke for Chandler on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

 

I was also privileged to participate in two great events where I was able to meet with supporters for my Mayoral campaign. First, Venkat Kommineni organized and hosted a breakfast event where I was able to meet with leaders of both our technology and Indian communities:

Thank you to Venkat Kommineni for putting this event together with some of Chandler’s High Tech and Indian community leaders.

Posted by Kevin Hartke for Chandler on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

For the second event, I was truly blessed and my heart was touched by the warm reception given to me at the Phoenix Palace Restaurant last Saturday night. Special thanks to Kevin Dang and the Vietnamese community leaders of Chandler who helped organize the event and make it a success. And to everyone who was there to join us and share the evening with us.

I was truly blessed and my heart was touched by the warm reception given to me last night at Phoenix Palace Restaurant. Special thanks to Kevin Dang and the Vietnamese community leaders of Chandler who helped organize the event and make it a success. And to everyone who was there to join us and share the evening with us. Thank you! With Lynne Hartke, Terry Roe, Nora Ellen, Paul Ramirez Farhana Shifa for Arizona, Betty Ramirez Cheryl Roe Katelyn Hartke

Posted by Kevin Hartke for Chandler on Sunday, June 24, 2018

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

 

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