Gilbert Watch supports Danny Ray for the next Mayor of Mesa. The previous mayor was Scott Smith, a liberal Republican who is now running for Governor.
Here is a statement from Mr. Ray’s campaign:
"Over the last few years we have seen huge increases in the size and reach of the Mesa city government. Spending and bond debt have ballooned and property taxes have been instituted, making the average cost of living in Mesa substantially more than in Gilbert and Chandler. City plans, codes, regulations, and fees stifle small and medium-sized businesses, home improvements, and property rights.
"Danny Ray is running for mayor to share the vision that Mesa can continue to have positive growth and be a premiere family community without massive debt and government overreach. The importance of your involvement cannot be overstated!! Citizen engagement in government is key to guarding our liberties at the city, state, and federal levels.
"We invite you to get involved in the Danny Ray for Mayor campaign and make a difference in the future of your community. Volunteer, grassroots outreach will be the difference in changing Mesa’s direction. It’s simple. Just do any of the following: Email Danny’s campaign at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you want to get involved. We’ll contact you. Come to our volunteer meetings on Tuesdays at 8 PM at 1761 N. Silverton (near Mesa Dr. & McKellips). You can meet Danny and find out about what we’re doing to engage the voters of Mesa and why your participation is so important.
"Visit Vote Danny Ray and sign up to volunteer. Call or text the campaign office at (480) 725-1404. Early ballots go out July 31 and Election Day is Tuesday, August 26. Thank you for all you do."