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Update 7-22-18

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It is the time of the year when our students head back to school! Each year I enjoy working with Operation Back to School Chandler. This event is the city’s largest donation drive for back to school supplies. Chandler K-12 students in need can receive backpacks/supplies, shoes, and uniforms in addition to information about school programs at the annual event. This year I was able to assist at the event with other city leaders.

We have several new businesses opening in Chandler. This last week I attended ribbon cuttings for Escape Chander and Hash Kitchen. It is great to see new businesses opening and thriving in our city.

 

Ribbon Cutting for ESCAPE:chandler congratulations. Kevin Hartke with Rene Lopez for Chandler City Council, Terry Roe, Matt Eberle for Chandler City Council, Lynne Hartke, Jess Lopez , Betty Ramirez and Chandler Chamber of Commerce

Posted by Kevin Hartke for Chandler on Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Ribbon Cutting for Hash Kitchen with Terry Roe, Rene Lopez for Chandler City Council, Matt Eberle for Chandler City Council, Mark Stewart Chandler Arizona City Council, Jeremy Robert Bain McClymonds, Sam Huang, Lynne Hartke, Dave Waltzer, Terri Kimble, Chandler Chamber of Commerce Betty Ramirez

Posted by Kevin Hartke for Chandler on Wednesday, July 18, 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

Update 7-16-18

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Last week we had another amazing event at Alta San Marcos. Local candidates Terry Roe, Rene Lopez, and Nora Ellen joined me to meet with local voters. It is always a privilege to meet and speak with those who I will represent as the next mayor of Chandler. If you have not yet attended an event, please consider attending an upcoming one to connect with your local leaders and candidates.

 

With Terry Roe, Rene Lopez for Chandler City Council, Nora Ellen Betty Ramirez

Posted by Kevin Hartke for Chandler on Sunday, July 15, 2018


Another great event this week was Wake Up Chandler hosted by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. This event provides business leaders and residents of Chandler to meet and network. If you are a local professional, I encourage you to attend the next event.

Awesome event this morning at Wake Up Chandler, With Matt Eberle for Chandler City Council, Terry Roe For Chandler,

Posted by Kevin Hartke for Chandler on Wednesday, July 11, 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

Update, 7/8

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I want to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Chandler for allowing me to serve the community. As I move forward with my campaign to become the next mayor of Chandler, I know that we will be building a stronger Chandler and a brighter future for our city. Here is a look back to some of the ways in which I am connected with our community.

 

Thank you for all your support! Kevin Hartke

Posted by Kevin Hartke for Chandler on Sunday, July 8, 2018

 

 

Signs are going up around Chandler. While I am running unopposed in this race, I have put up some signs. These signs will establish name recognition and will also let voters know who is running for mayor. If you would be interested in putting up a yard sign, please reach out for more details.

 

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

 

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

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

 

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.