Posted on | February 6, 2012 | 2 Comments
A Message from Mary Ann Miller, President/CEO, Tempe Chamber of Commerce
Tempe is poised for change. Electing a new mayor and filling council seats this spring will shape Tempe’s ability to grow out of this economic downturn and remain a hub for jobs and education in the state. It will take elected officials with vision – who can look at the big picture, work with people with competing interests and make far-reaching decisions – to ensure Tempe’s place as an innovative, vibrant and enviable community.
Our endorsement process is not taken lightly. Candidates are directly interviewed on a variety of topics directly related to Chamber public policy. Campaign materials are studied, and incumbents’ past decisions are reviewed. Information is gathered from multiple trusted sources. Recommendations are discussed by three Chamber committees, with the final determination of endorsements being made by the Tempe Chamber Board of Directors.
It is our policy to endorse one candidate for every available seat. While other organizations may choose to endorse multiple people for a given position, you – the voters – do not have the luxury of voting for more than one person. Our endorsed candidates possess the qualities we believe are most necessary to further our economic prosperity.
Tempe’s primary election is Tuesday, March 13, and early voting begins Feb. 16. It’s never been easier to have a say in the future of our community, so be sure to take advantage of your right to vote.
And remember: Monti, Foreman, Granville and Woods. Sincerely, Mary Ann Miller President/CEO