The time has come for Sun City Home Owners Association members to cast their ballots to fill expiring and vacant board of directors positions.
The candidates are Eric Hoagland, Jim Hunter, Joseph Janos, Al Morton and Rita Tillery. Mr. Hunter and Mr. Janos are incumbants and Ms. Tillery served on the SCHOA board in previous years.
All five expiring seats will be three-year terms, according to Gail Warmmath, SCHOA Elections Committee chairwoman. Voting will begin Monday, Nov. 2 and go through Sunday, Nov. 15. Votes can be cast in two ways — online and by paper ballot, Ms. Warmath explained.
Online voting will be available at suncityhoa.org and members can get a paper ballot by emailing email@example.com or calling 623-242-8535. Paper ballots can be mailed to or dropped off at the SCHOA office, 10401 W. Coggins Drive, Sun City, AX 85351.
Voters can get to know the candidates during a virtual meet the candidates event 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. To register to receive log on information for the virtual event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 623-242-8903 and leave a name and email address.
A fairly new resident, Eric Hoagland moved to Sun City from Michigan in July 2019.
He graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in pharmacy. He maintained his pharmacy license and preceptor license for more than 40 years as well as being vice president for the drug store corporation.
Mr. Hoagland served on his church committee and served on the board of directors of the HOA for a subdivision in Michigan. He currently drives for Meals on Wheels and serves on the Sun City Home Owners Association’s Compliance Committee.
Running for a second term on the SCHOA Board of Directors, Jim Hunter plans to continue to work to ensure that SCHOA remains focused on the primary mission, the protection of property values through the fair and consistent enforcement of the community’s covenants, conditions and restrictions.
Mr. Hunter also plans to continue to support the advocacy efforts of SCHOA, which are crucial to protecting the community values and way of life.
Mr. Hunter and his wife, Val, love Sun City and have been homeowners in the community for more than nine years. Prior to serving on the SCHOA board, he served as a compliance officer for SCHOA from 2014 to 2017 and as an active member of the Sun City Sheriff’s Posse from 2011 to 2014.
Mr. Hunter is a proud father, grandfather and Vietnam veteran and is dedicated to the community.
An active Sun City resident, Joseph Janos received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois.
He is a CPA and has more than 35 years senior management experience with small- to medium-size firms in and around Chicago. He was a board member of the local United Way for 13 years, serving as president twice. He has been a resident of Sun City since 2003.
Mr. Janos was on the Sun City Sheriff’s Posse for 11 years, including six years on the board serving as treasurer, operations officer as well as instructor and duty officer.
He also volunteered at Boswell Hospital for four years.
A resident of Sun City for almost 14 years, Al Morton moved from Texas in January 2005 with his wife after retiring from Lockheed Martin Aircraft in December 2004.
His background includes a degree in business management and 21 years of service in the United States Navy, serving in Vietnam and receiving a Purple Heart in 1968, followed by 20 years with Lockheed Martin. Mr. Morton worked in 2007 to form a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Operation American Patriot, to assist service veterans, helping more than 6,000 to obtain the benefits that they deserved and solving problems.
He joined the SCHOA Compliance Committee in 2017 where he has volunteered since. Mr. Morton believes he possesses an open mind for dealing with whatever comes before the board.
A 20-year Sun City resident, Rita Tillery relocated to Sun City from Atlanta, Georgia in 2000.
She graduated from Georgia State University and later worked in accounting and ran a medical billing business. Currently, she provides administrative support and does medical billing for five Phoenix doctors.
Ms. Tillery served on the board as treasurer for her son’s nonprofit business. She worked for the HOA group in a subdivision in Virginia and currently serves on the board of her current condo complex. She has been on this board for 18 years.
Previously, Ms. Tillery was on the SCHOA Board of Directors where she served as the treasurer. She also served on the Collections and Bids Committee and currently serves on the Roads and Safety Committee as well as the Elections Committee.
She loves Sun City and wants to give back a portion of what this community has given her.