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Chandler Golden Ticket

Thank you for taking the time to learn about the candidates for office on the Chandler City Council.  This is just the Primary election so this will be a limited list of races and candidates.  However, there is no primary for the City Council race. Any candidate that gets enough votes will be seated.  If a runoff is needed, it will happen in the General Election.

Chandler City Council - Vote for 3

We know that some candidates do not represent the Values of Chandler Voters. But as the race is "nonpartisan" it's hard to know where the candidates align themselves. That makes this election cycle very important for Chandler as there is a potential for every seat to be filled by a liberal. Our recommended candidates have been vetted and will do what's right for Chandler.

You may have seen some candidate signs claiming endorsement by Police and Fire... well, the Police Officers and Fire Fighters of our city do not endorse candidates... BUT the Unions do.  Please do not be fooled, as it is not the same thing.

Jennifer Hawkins

Jennifer is a wife, mother of two, and small business owner.  She is native to Arizona and has lived in Chandler for nearly two decades. She said her top issues are keeping Chandler business friendly, prioritizing budgeting and smart spending and ensuring Chandler remains safe. 

Michael Simon

Michael has lived in Chandler for over a decade and is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He’s a small business owner, father of two, and a member of the local American Legion. He said he continues to try and help the community, which he said he has done his entire life. That included service on Chandler’s Military and Veteran Affairs Commission. Simon’s top issues for this campaign are prioritizing public safety, quality of life and transparency. 

Joseph Yang

Joseph works at a local police department and previously worked for the city’s Parks and Recreation Division and Special Events. He currently serves on the city’s Citizens’ Panel for Review of Police Complaints and Use of Force committee. He has also volunteered for Chandler Public Library. He is also the chief operating officer of the Chandler-Gilbert Asian Festival. His top issues for the campaign are supporting public safety, developing the city’s workforce and “supporting the American Dream.” 

Endorsed Primary Candidates

We would not normally endorse candidates for these races, but these candidates were vetted by our organization over a lengthy question and answer session. Their race is an actual Primary Election. Should they win in the primary, they will face the winners of other primaries in the General Election.

Don Hiatt -
Maricopa County Recorder

Don is a husband of 30 years and father of three children and three grandchildren. He is a fourth generation Arizonan, born and raised in Douglas, and then moved to Tempe/Mesa in the 1970's.

Don has over 35 years of Information Management Technology Experience to go along with a degree in Quality Management. He's won awards for his work, holds a patent for digital filing, and has published papers on technical matters related to documents, digital images and storage, and more. 

Don will ensure every legal vote is counted, election laws are followed, and voters are protected from election fraud.

Mark Stewart - Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, District 1

Mark Stewart is a dedicated family man and proud father of two, married to his college sweetheart for over 30 years. With deep-rooted faith and a heart for service, Mark values community and integrity.

As a small business owner, Mark understands local entrepreneurs' challenges and is passionate about creating a business-friendly environment. Serving as a strong conservative and common-sense voice on the Chandler City Council since 2017, he is proud of the city's economic achievements, the reduction of taxes and its lowest violent crime rate, achieved by adding new police officers, increasing their pay and investing in technology and training.

Running for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Mark aims to enhance election security, ensure transparency and add more Sheriff deputies. With an optimistic outlook, he is ready to tackle challenges, fostering a prosperous and united community. Mark’s dedication to family, servant leadership, and service makes him a inspiring leader for Maricopa County.

CUSD Bond Issue

With only one dissenting vote, the Chandler Unified School District advanced a school bond that's almost a half a Billion Dollars! it is almost double the largest debt ever for the district. And Chandler actually has a declining student population. One of the members, Barb Mozdzen actually said that they were asking for more than they needed... just in case. Are we now expected to approve slush funds for the district? This is why we must Vote No on the bond.

Also, we will be endorsing School Board candidates after the primary. We must get family friendly, common sense members back on our school board.

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