Sunday, March 11, 2012

Tempe Primary Elections This Tuesday

Ok, I don't know near enough about the candidates, but I'm going to blog about what I do know and how I plan to vote based on some pretty incomplete information:

The Mayor Race:
  • Mark Mitchell
    •  Current councilman past 11 years, VP of Arizona Flooring an dInterriors
  • Michael Monti
    • Longtime downtown Tempe restaurateur
  • Linda Spears
    • Former councilwoman and a certified public accountant
Council Members vying for three seats:
  • Dick Foreman
    • Southwest Gas Corp's directory of corporate public affairs and formerly served on Tempe Union High School District's governing board
  • Kolby Granville
    • Lawyer at Phoenix-based Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre, and Friedlander.  Co-owner of the Spacing Effect.   He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique
  • Joel Navarro
    • Member of the Phoenix Fire Department since 1995 as captain and paramedic
  • Angie Taylor Thornton 
    • Retired Tempe businesswoman, former president of East Valley Women's League, former parent-teacher organization president at Waggoner Elementary School, Kyrene Middle School and Corona del Sol High School
  • Corey Woods
    • Director of College and Career Articulation for the Phoenix Union High School District
Issues and Links:
  • South Tempe ammenities
    • Linda Spears would focus on rebuilding south Tempe
  • Tempe Town Lake Dam
    • Monti and Foreman wants to build a chlorinated swimming at Tempe Town Lake with a white sand beach.
    • Renovate the Flour Mill
  • Empty strip malls
    • Linda Spears wants to renovate these

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