Florence Town Council candidates: Vallarie Woolridge

Posted 7/18/20

With over 35 years of residency in Florence, Vallarie Woolridge is vying for a spot on the Town Council.

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Florence Town Council candidates: Vallarie Woolridge


With over 35 years of residency in Florence, Vallarie Woolridge is vying for a spot on the Town Council.

She’s no stranger in town government, having served on the council previously for 14 years. Ms. Woolridge was appointed to the Florence Town Council in January 2004 to complete a term of a vacated seat. She was
elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014, with her last term expiring in 2018.

Ms. Woolridge would like to see several changes, including a more diverse job market, facilities for young people to congregate in a safe and positive  environment, and more retail and access to necessary amenities.

Here’s more on her plans for running:

During my previous terms I gained a wealth of knowledge and experience. The Town of Florence is a vast area with diverse neighborhoods. I have always been an advocate of seeing Florence as one community despite the distance of some of the existing communities.

It’s important that we have a cohesive vision that will benefit every resident, regardless of their neighborhood. I look forward to continuing to contribute to the vision of cohesiveness and economic prosperity.

Covid-19 has presented some unique and unprecedented circumstances for our entire country, and especially for the State of Arizona. The virus has created the necessity for priorities to shift from the economy to our health. The health and safety of the community is of the utmost importance. The economy can’t rebound if the community is not well.

With that being said, a good economy and job creation is always vital to the overall wellbeing of our Town. I hope to be given the opportunity to again contribute to the overall smart growth and economic development of the Town of Florence. Please vote on August 4, 2020.