Mayor Weiers Announces Re-Election Campaign at the Glendale Chamber's Business After Hours
by Glendale Chamber of Commerce on May 26th, 2015

​By Darrell Jackson, Staff Writer
The Glendale Star

The election season got off to an early start May 21 at a ‘Business after Hours” Glendale Chamber of Commerce meeting when Mayor Jerry Weiers formally announced he will seek re-election.

“People know that I truly care about this city and the direction this city is going,” Weiers said before the chamber. “That is why I am formally tonight announcing my campaign for Mayor of Glendale.”

Chamber Chair-Elect Jeff Blake said in the beginning of his introduction of Weiers, “I have an honor and a privilege tonight; it’s almost impossible to overstate how bad of a financial condition the City of Glendale was in when Mayor Jerry Weiers campaigned. Glendale was looking at a possible bankruptcy. Now a balanced budget is in sight and employers and jobs are coming back to Glendale.”

Weiers pointed out some of the improvements the city has gone through over the past three years after the city was on the brink of bankruptcy when he was elected.

“As much as I would like to take credit for everything good that has happened, I can’t,” Weiers said. “I couldn’t be more proud of teaming with (Vice Mayor Ian) Hugh and how he has made things happen. More importantly, bringing up the problems we have and making it known that we have problems. You never fix a problem if you don’t acknowledge them.”

In addition to guiding the city’s financial turn-around and protecting assets like its libraries, Weiers has taken the lead in restoring older traditions like the July 4th celebrations that were re-launched at Westgate at no cost to the taxpayers, and in starting new traditions like the Hometown Christmas Parade.

“As always, my focus will remain on the economic health of Glendale and the safety and well-being of our residents,” Weiers said, adding, “We need to keep Glendale on the comeback trail and I hope I can count on all of your support so that we can succeed together.”

Prior to serving as Mayor, Weiers represented the West Valley in the state Legislature.

“Our new council has been able to make some quick changes and I am optimistic that our city is headed in the right direction,” Weiers said. “We are not out of the woods, but I can tell you that I can see the outside of the woods and you couldn’t say that two years ago.”

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