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Bruner: John Little’s experience makes him right for Scottsdale council

By Jim Bruner
Posted 9/4/20

My wife Sandy and I have lived in Scottsdale for over 50 years. I was fortunate to have served on the Scottsdale City Council for two terms during the 1980s.

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Bruner: John Little’s experience makes him right for Scottsdale council

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My wife Sandy and I have lived in Scottsdale for over 50 years. I was fortunate to have served on the Scottsdale City Council for two terms during the 1980s.

We love this community and have a strong interest in the individuals who run for positions on the Scottsdale City Council. We are supporting and urge your support for John Little to be elected to one of the three City Council seats in this November’s election.

Since moving to Scottsdale from Minneapolis in 1985 John has been very active as a volunteer in our community. He serves on the board of directors of the Miracle League of Arizona, a very special agency helping those less fortunate individuals who enjoy playing baseball.

He has sold programs for the Scottsdale Charros at spring training games, raising money for Scottsdale charities. His band, “Rain” has entertained diners at the St. Vincent de Paul dining room.

These are just a few of the volunteer activities John has been involved in to make Scottsdale a better community.

John has had an extensive career serving the citizens of Scottsdale in a variety of leadership roles when working for the City of Scottsdale. He was Chief of Staff for our beloved late Mayor Herb Drinkwater, and later served as Scottsdale City Manager.

In this role he managed a 2,600 member work force with a billion dollar operating budget. He served during the 2008 economic downturn, instituting deep pay cuts, reducing the size of government without reducing city services.

As we all know Scottsdale again is faced with a significant economic challenge due to COVID-19. John’s past experience will be invaluable as a member of the Scottsdale City Council.

These are just a few of the many reasons Sandy and I are supporting John Little for one of the three seats on the Scottsdale City Council.

Editor’s Note: Jim Bruner is a longtime Scottsdale resident and prominent community member.

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