As I neared the end of my eight years of serving the residents of Chandler, I wanted to thank you for the humble opportunity to represent you and our city to improve the lives of our residents.
My wife of 25 years and I are blessed to have landed in this great City back in 2007 to finish raising our children. I had been involved with many communities and political projects and was serving on the Parks and Recreation Commission when I became aware of the opportunity to further be involved in the city as a councilmember.
With two young kids and my wife and I working full-time jobs, it was a major sacrifice for my family to support my run. However, it was the best decision we made.
Now that our children are grown and my tenure is wrapping up, I reflect on all the accomplishments we have made to keep Chandler the shining example for other cities to strive to be:
I also want to thank my personal mentor, former Mayor Jerry Brooks, in providing guidance, support, and collaboration during my time in office. I only regret that he passed before he was able to see the completion of our Veteran’s Field of Honor.
I have been privileged to serve our city alongside many great people that hold the residents of Chandler in extremely high regard.
I am leaving the city in great hands of leaders that want to see Chandler continue to succeed, a city staff led by Josh Wright, and a great contingent of executives and directors that make me proud to have spent eight years serving with them.
They have become more than just friends, but part of my Chandler family.
This is not goodbye, as I continue to serve our community in other ways, so I hope to see you around Chandler. And if you see me, please stop to say hello.