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Ensuring safe schools and neighborhoods
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Ensuring safe schools and neighborhoods

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By WILLIAM CRAWFORD   As we begin another school year, it is important for us to remember some of the most important and vulnerable citizens of Chandler – our children. As leaders, we have an obligation to do all we can to...
New parks are a win-win for the county and the town
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New parks are a win-win for the county and the town

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By Denny Barney You’ve probably heard about plans to build two new parks in Gilbert: Rittenhouse District Park, near Power and Pecos Roads, and Gilbert Regional Park, near Queen Creek and Higley Roads. The latter is long...
Simple conversation matters if you take time
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Simple conversation matters if you take time

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By TERRY ROE I think folks have forgotten what discourse or simple conversation really means and why it matters. Let me give you one example. Once or twice a month I get the chance to have breakfast with my friend and former...
Build new parks, restore old ones
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Build new parks, restore old ones

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By AARON HARRIS SR.   On parks and recreation, my goal is to maximize existing resources in order to build new parks and amenities for the citizens of Chandler while continuing to restore the city’s aging parks. Parks and...
Combining innovation, independence and experience
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Combining innovation, independence and experience

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By MATT ORLANDO   Since I started my campaign for Chandler City Council over 11 months ago, I have had the privilege of speaking to several thousand residents about my vision for Chandler. I have answered a myriad of...
Return trusted, experienced leader to Council
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Return trusted, experienced leader to Council

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By Matt Orlando   I’ve lived in Chandler for 35 years with my wife, Pat, and we started our family here after I left active duty from the Air Force. My children were raised here and attended the Chandler Public Schools,...
Prod Congress to protect our national resources
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Prod Congress to protect our national resources

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By Jack Carson   As a veteran of the Marine Corps, it’s been my honor to defend America’s values and liberties. However, you can’t seriously talk about defending American values and liberties without defending the land...
I will strive to serve as a representative for all
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I will strive to serve as a representative for all

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By Aaron Harris Sr.   Chandler businesses and residents can expect a councilman who is more concerned with the work this position entails and not the title or prestige that is often associated with. Many negative perceptions...
I want to continue our successes of last 4 years
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I want to continue our successes of last 4 years

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By Rene Lopez   I am a third-generation Arizona native and Navy veteran, born and raised in Mesa. As the son of a heavy mechanic welder and a working homemaker, I graduated from Dobson High, attended MCC and went graduated...
I support our public safety professionals
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I support our public safety professionals

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By Terry Roe   I have spent the past three and a half years serving as a Chandler city council member. I consider it a great honor, and I look forward to serving a second and final term. So, what’s best for Chandler? First...