Desert Messenger

February 16, 2011

Desert Messenger is your local connection for news, events, and entertainment!

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 28 of 39

F������� 16, 2011 Town of Quartzsite Recall Election is scheduled for March 8, 2011 Running against Council Member Joe Winslow is David Gjerdahl. Running against Council Member Barbara Cowell is Jennifer Jones. Running against Council Member Patricia Anderson is Patricia Workman. Running against Council Member Jerry Lukkasson is write-in Victor Lee. Running against Council Member Jose Lizarraga is write-in Sean Austin. ���.D�����M��������.��� Town Council Recall Election- Candidates Answer Questions THE QUESTIONS: fi es you to manage the affairs of a town of 3500 + people? 2. Given tourism is such an important industry of Quartzsite, what actions do you propose to at- tract more business to Quartzsite? From the Editor: After receiving con- tact information for all candidates from Town Hall, I notifi ed ALL candidates, listed above, on Wed. Feb. 9th, via emails and/or phone messages “The Desert Messenger is asking these ques- tions of all council candidates and will publish responses in the Feb. 16th issue. Please fi ll out and email back by FRI- DAY 5PM. Please limit response to 500 words or under. This is a public service and there is no cost to the candidates.” The only candidate not returning my phone call was Victor Lee, even though I spoke with him Tuesday when he gave me his phone number (which was not listed on Town Hall documents). The only candidate, challenging the incum- bents, who DID reply with answers was David Gjerdahl. I hope you learn something by read- ing their answers. Names are listed al- phabetically beginning with the incum- bents. Please vote on March 8, 2011. Willow Creek Traders Ritter Hats custom made by Herb Buy Sell Trade Antiques & Collectibles Glass Trade Beads Leather Goods Handmade Knives Used Books Quartzsite Marketplace 50 E. Kuehn #22 Next to Bad Boys Cafe 208-431-0111 3. What have you done to benefi t the community of Quartzsite in the last year? 4. What’s your vision for Quartzsite fi ve years from now? Write-in Candidates: What sig- nifi cant factor contributed to you not going thru the election pro- cess the other candidates did? THE ANSWERS 770 Mt. View Resort #D89 How long at address: 10 years in April Legal Resident: Since May 2001 Education: through 12th grade Employer: Statewide Express, as non- emergency medical transport driver 1. I have no formal training in running a business other than being a wife, a “do- mestic engineer”, mother of 6, book- keeper, cook, etc. etc….and in doing all Every Tuesday 5:30-6:30 pm 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month 2:30-3:30 pm Refreshments Provided Located at: Alliance Church Fellowship Hall 665 W. Tyson, Quartzsite, AZ Open to the Community! Questions? Call Toll Free 1-888-854-5024 Life’s Most Important Journey” “Your Trusted Partner on Located at Parker Public Library 1000 Navajo Ave. Parker, Arizona (Enter right of main door by bike rack) Refreshments Provided OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY! Serving Quartzsite and Surrounding Areas Coping With Loss Adult Grief Support Coping With Loss Adult Grief Support PATRICIA ANDERSON Council Member 1. What in your background, training and experience quali- of this I learned what hard work is, and to be organized. What I do have is love and concern for the town of Quartzsite and its residents and visitors. What I have learned is if a cause is just, right and not self-serving, you put your heart and soul into it. I do know, too, that the CEO doesn’t do all of the day to day running of a large business, but they do know how to hire people that do the accounting, engineering, bill- ing, maintenance and all of the dozens of other jobs (and do them well) there are that keep a town running smoothly. They do keep track of the overall view to make sure it does get done. 2. I will continue to talk with BLM on a plan to open land for sale in and around Quartzsite. At the present, we are land-locked by BLM. Also I will continue to work with ATV riders to not have trails closed. I will continue on making Quartzsite more attractive and clean. 3. I, along with my fellow Council Members, have worked diligently with residents and the business community to encourage them to get involved in shaping the future of Quartzsite. The newly formed “Vendor, Swap Meets, RV Park Owners Board” is a prime example. We have kept top notch em- ployees working for the Town. I have been true to the promise I made to the residents and visitors of Quartzsite when I took my oath of offi ce. 4. The Town will have grown…it is in- evitable as “baby boomers” retire, but it will be a planned growth. I see a clean and inviting friendly town. Ours will be wonderful place to retire to, with affordable housing, jobs for those who want one. P��� 29 48 E. Cowell St., Quartzsite, AZ How long at that address? 42 years Legal resident of Quartzsite? 42 years Education: GED Employer:Arizona Westcoast Realty 1. I have received continuing educa- tion, specialized training and I am cer- tifi ed in several fi elds. I worked for the Federal Government for 15 years at the Quartzsite Post Offi ce. While there I had the opportunity to work with the public daily. Part of my job was to solve problems and maintain professional- ism. I have completed corporate man- agement training, including budget and employee management. I worked with others to create a projected business plan for Satellite Relay and maintained the position of Manager of the Quartz- site store for 7 years. I had contact with the public and corporate offi ces daily. Through my Real Estate schooling and hands-on-training, I am familiar with plate maps, zoning maps, and FEMA maps. I write various types of con- tracts. I make informed decisions. I understand the dynamics of Quartzsite and have worked with and for the peo- ple of Quartzsite. I also held a position on the Quartzsite School Board. I was appointed to the Board of Adjustments for La Paz County. In each of my past and present positions I was required to be knowledgeable, professional, cour- teous and trustworthy. 2. I believe the Council needs to pro- mote Quartzsite in every way they can.  SEE ANSWERS PAGE 31 CRAFTS & YARN NOW OPEN! Same Location! Lots of New Yarn! We’re looking forward to seeing all our friends and customers! Tyson Wells Space #11 • WATCHES BATTERIES BLACK HILLS GOLD SAME LOCATION! Tyson Wells space #11 AVIS & DICK CASSEM 602-390-1613 Wool Sock Arlene & Dale 605-390-6379 BARBARA A. COWELL Council Member Everyday Low Prices! featuring now

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of Desert Messenger - February 16, 2011