Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 3877 and 3877.
Glendale Mayor Weiers announces he will seek re-election. He made the
announcement at a ‘Business after Business’ chamber of commerce
meeting held at La Perla on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Chamber Chair-Elect
Jeff Blake introduced Mayor Weiers.
Weiers announces re-election plans
At a Glendale Chamber of Commerce ‘Business after Hours’ event on
Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the La Perla Café and Lounge current Glendale
Mayor announced that he would seek re-election. It might be difficult to
believe that it is time for another election. His last race was in 2012
running against Manuel Cruz. Their race was a close one and ended in a
runoff election in early November 2012. Mayor Weiers took office in
January 2013. The Mayor is elected for a four-year term.
Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no. 3858.
Chamber Chair-Elect Jeff Blake said in the beginning of his
introduction of Mayor Weiers., "I have and honor and a privilege
tonight," "It’s almost impossible to overstate how bad of a
financial condition the City of Glendale was in when Mayor Jerry Weiers
campaigned." Glendale was looking at a possible bankruptcy. Now a
balanced budget is in sight and employers and jobs are coming back
"He is just about the most optimistic person that you’ll ever
going to meet in your life." "He loves this city and really
believes in the potential of this city." Citizens of Glendale can
feel better about the way things are and about how they are getting
Mayor Weiers just returned from Washing D.C. and was impressed with
what he witnessed during National Police Week. Mayor Weiers would like to
hold a public safety appreciation day on June 13, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to
2:00 p. m. at Arrowhead Mall. The exact location will be announced at a
later date. On that ‘police blue’ day nothing would be for sale,
everything needed would be donated. The purpose of the event is to build
positive community relations between the men and women in the police
department and the communities in which they serve. Ideas for the event
mentioned by Mayor Weiers for the Badge-to-Badge event on Thursday were
blue cupcakes and blue balloons. In addition to the Glendale Police
Department attending, other municipal and county public safety members are
scheduled to attend.
And can you can believe this, Mayor Weiers said he would offer to be
shot with a taser. The bidding starts at $10,000. The money raised would
be for the 100 Club. This organization helps police and fire families when
there is a line-of-duty injury or death.
The recent national news has brought attention to police departments
and communities that a proactive approach to building and maintaining good
working relationships is vital for everyone.
From the Mayor’s press release:
GLENDALE MAYOR JERRY WEIERS TO RUN FOR
Will Keep Focus on Glendale’s
Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers announced his intention to seek re-election
today at an event at La Perla Café. Speaking to a large crowd of Glendale
residents and business owners, Weiers touched briefly on how far the city
has come since he was first took office in 2013.
"We have come a very long way together. When I was first elected,
voters and local business owners were talking about bankruptcy for the
City of Glendale as if it were unavoidable." said Weiers, adding
"Well we didn’t just avoid it, we put Glendale on the path to real
In addition to guiding the city’s financial turn-around and
protecting assets like its libraries,
Weiers has been very involved in the community through local charities
and groups. He has also taken the lead in restoring older traditions like
the July 4th celebrations that were re-launched at Westgate at no cost to
the taxpayers, and in starting new traditions like the Christmas Parade
that brings thousands of West Valley residents to downtown Glendale.
"As always, my focus will remain on the economic health of
Glendale and the safety and well-being of our residents." said Weiers,
who added "We need to keep Glendale on the comeback trail and I hope
I can count on all of your support so that we can succeed together!"
Prior to serving as Mayor, Weiers represented the West Valley in the
State Legislature where he won awards for his common-sense conservative
Jerry first moved to Arizona in 1966. He and his wife Sandy have been
married for 33 years and have one daughter and two grandchildren. Jerry is
an accomplished pilot--with over two decades of flying experience--who
flies out of Glendale Airport. He is a motorcycle enthusiast who rides a
Harley Davidson Ultra Classic and he is a member of the El Zaribah
Shriners Motorcycle Unit. He performs in parades across the state and has
also served as a reservist for the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He
also started and continues to lead the efforts of Stand Up For Veterans.
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