Please Help Victor Petersen and Eddie Cook Gather Petition Signatures: Sat., Dec. 7.

Victor Petersen and Eddie Cook are in need of volunteers for Saturday, December 7, at the Gilbert Day’s Parade to help them gather signatures to have their names added to the Primary Election Ballot for August 2014.  They are seeking re-election to the Gilbert Town Council, and must collect 1000 signatures.  Please help them for just one hour, from 8:00 – 9:00 am to help collect signatures. 

Please meet at the parking lot at the Southeast corner of Gilbert Rd and Cullumber Ave at 7:30 am.  It is just south of Euro Café.  They will hand out their petitions and provide instructions. 

Your help is greatly appreciated!

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Gilbert One of few Valley Cities on Solid Financial Ground

Did you read this latest article?  You can thank a fiscally responsible Gilbert Town Council for keeping Gilbert one of the most attractive and financially sound places to live in Arizona.  Thanks to strong Gilbert families, it is also one of the saintliest and safest towns in America!  

Two Town Council members are up for re-election:  Victor Petersen and Eddie Cook.  Please support both of these fine gentlemen. 

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Gilbert Town Council Candidate Forum: Thursday, June 12, 7:00 pm

The public is invited to attend tonight’s Gilbert Town Council Candidate Forum, hosted by the Arizona Legislative District 12 (LD12) Republicans.  Seven candidates are running for four seats.  Three incumbents are running, including Eddie Cook, Victor Petersen, and Jordan Ray.  New faces include Jason Cvancara, Brigette Peterson, Tim Rinesmith, and T J Tillman.  

The meeting will be held tonight, June 12, at 7:00 pm, at the Gilbert Community Education Center, 6839 E. Guadalupe Road (Power and Guadalupe), Mesa, AZ.

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Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Endorses Victor Petersen for Town Council

There is no doubt that Gilbert Council member Victor Petersen is an advocate of free enterprise.  He knows that businesses unfettered by government regulations have the same opportunity to grow and thrive.  It’s good that the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce recognizes and supports Victor Petersen.

"I am deeply grateful for the endorsement of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce," said Victor Petersen. "The Chamber has been a long-standing voice for Gilbert businesses of all sizes.  Businesses who associate with the Chamber not only build great relationships, but quickly find important ways to grow their business."

Click HERE to see the Chamber endorsement criteria.

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U.S. Congressman Matt Salmon Endorses Victor Petersen for Gilbert Town Council

I am very glad that constitutional conservative Victor Petersen has received Matt Salmon’s endorsement for Gilbert Town Council.  Rep. Salmon stated:

"We really need guys like Victor," said Salmon, "who fight Federal overreach at the local level so we can be successful in that same effort in Congress. I hope you will join me in supporting him."

I agree with Rep. Salmon.  Victor has consistently fought against Federal overreach, with every statement he makes and every vote he casts.  

You can help Victor in 4 Easy Ways: 

Yard signs – Simply contact Victor at, and he will bring a sign to your home!  

Meet and Greet – Victor would love to meet your neighbors and tell them how he stands up for them every day!  

Donate – Campaigns are not cheap. Will you help with a donation of $100, $50, $25?  Click HERE to donate online today.  

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Victor Petersen was elected to the Council in Gilbert Town Council in 2011.  As a general manager in a locally run construction company, he oversees project budgets, system efficiencies, contracts, and information technology. 

He is the Co-Director of For Our City in Gilbert. This group organizes two annual community-wide service projects in Gilbert. 

Victor graduated from Gilbert High School and later from ASU with a bachelor of science degree in psychology.  Victor is married to Joyce, and they have three boys and one daughter.

Matt Salmon was elected to the United States Congress on November 6, 2012 to represent the people of Arizona’s 5th Congressional District. Matt was appointed by his peers to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.  He also serves on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Matt has spent the last 34 years happily married to his best friend, Nancy. They are the proud parents of four children and the proud grandparents of six grandchildren.

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Let’s Rally for Victor Petersen for Gilbert Town Council

The great news is that Gilbert Town Council Member Victor Petersen has turned in his petition signatures!  Now, it’s time to help him raise money for his campaign for reelection.  Gilbert Watch supported Victor four years ago, and we are very proud that we never regretted it for a second!  He is a rock solid, constitutional conservative.  His voting record mirrors his campaign promises.  

To donate to Victor’s campaign, go HERE. Here is a letter from Victor.  

Dear friends,

I am honored by and grateful for all the help I received in collecting signatures for my race. I am happy to announce that I have more than enough signatures to put my name on the ballot and that is thanks to all of you for your help!

With signatures complete, I am entering the fundraising stage of the campaign and I can’t emphasize enough the importance of small donations. Even $5 is a wonderful donation as that reflects a grassroots campaign which characterizes my efforts in government. While protecting individual rights protects special interests some of the time, generally special interests do not appreciate the fact that they can’t control my votes. They know that I am loyal only to the principles of freedom which benefit everyone equally. This means the everyday citizen like you will have to contribute in order to have a successful campaign.

As a fiscal conservative, I will make the most of every hard-earned dollar that you contribute and I will not rest in my never-ending quest for lower taxes so you can keep more of those hard-earned dollars.

Thank you for your support!


Victor Petersen
Town Council Member and Candidate
Cell: 602-332-7432

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Gilbert Community Action Network Needs Volunteers!

by Victor Petersen, Director
For Our City – Gilbert

We are just a few weeks away from Apr 12, and we are grateful for the support we have received so far. However, there are still many opportunities to serve our neighbors in need.  Please click HERE to volunteer for one of the many opportunities to help our neighbors.  Once you are on the site, click on "Volunteer Registration."   You will see many places and ways to volunteer.  Do you want to help young children learn to read?  How about helping with some landscaping for the Starbright Foundation?  Several local elementary schools need some fresh paint!  How about helping some churches that provide a safe place for the homeless?  

Neighbors helping neighbors is a long tradition in Gilbert.  

Thanks to the Gilbert Community!

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Profiles in Heartfelt Giving – For Our City

Have you heard about an event coming up called “We Are Gilbert Day” on Saturday April 13?  It’s being hosted by For Our City.
Gilbert Town Council Member Victor Petersen has been at the forefront of efforts to reduce and ultimately remove taxpayer funding of charities and non-profits, and replace tax dollars with private, voluntary giving. There are no town or taxpayer resources used for For Our City’s group of dedicated volunteers, so you won’t see much about it on the Town’s website.  Meetings are held in private offices.

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