FH Republican Club's Vice President, Gerry Friedel a three year member of The FH Town Council is an announced candidate for Mayor. Friedel launched "Friedel Fridays". A short podcast of Gerry walking Fountain Hills and talking about Town issues. Look for it on Facebook, True Conservatives of Fountain Hills or Gerry Friedel's Facebook personal page.
A small business owner, Gayle Earle founded her pool service business 32 years ago and currently is working it with her son. Gayle's platform is: Responsible Fiscal Policy, Smart Spending, Financial Transparency, Adequate Law Enforcement Patrols, Support for Existing Business and Encourage New Businesses. Gayle is the mother of two, Grandmother to three; you may have seen the youngsters at many FHRC gatherings.
Contact Gayle at: Gayle@GayleForFountainHills.com
Arizona State Representative Joseph Chaplik, Representing Fountain Hills, Republican Running for Reelection in 2024
Joseph has been a member of the State Legislature since 2021 and came very close to being selected as Speaker of the House. He has more than 25 years of executive leadership experience building and guiding top-tier companies. His past business knowledge, expertise and accomplishments with Fortune 500 telecommunication companies has conditioned him for future success. In 2005 he founded Joseph Bernard Investment Real Estate, specializing in multi-family investments and has experience with over $900 Million in sales volume. He has offices in Arizona (HQ), Oregon and Washington. In 2019 he entered into politics to make a difference for his community and state. Joseph is married with two children and resides in Scottsdale.
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Rene Lopez, Candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission
Former Chandler City Councilman Elected Twice
Third generation Naval Officer served as cryptologist on subs & worked with Naval Ops
Maricopa County Republican Party Second Vice Chair Executive Guidance Committee
Married 26 years with two grown children
Founded Cece's Hope Center helping young woman rescued from sex trafficking
ARIZONA STATE SENATOR JOHN KAVANAGH
is a member of the Arizona State Senate representing District 3. He assumed office on January 9, 2023 and is running for reelection in 2024.
A longtime resident of Fountain Hills, Kavanagh is an active participant in the FHRC
Kavanagh previously served as a member of the Senate in District 23 in 2014 He served as the state senate President Pro Tempore. The Senator is often featured on the top rated KFYI, James T. Harris Radio Program speaking about Legislative matters.
Republican Joe Arpaio is running again for Mayor of Fountain Hills. He narrowly lost the race in 2022.
He lives in Fountain Hills and is best known as the 36th sheriff of Maricopa County serving from 1993 to 2017.
He has over 55 years of experience as a law enforcement officer, being named "the toughest sheriff in America".
Arpaio worked for the Department of Drug Enforcement for 26 years in Turkey, Istanbul and Mexico City.
He stood with Donald Trump on the platform in Fountain Park in 2015 when Trump was campaigning for President.
As the sheriff, Arpaio established several unique programs for his county. His enforcement methods reduced crimes in the state. At the same time, his office solved several high-profile murder cases, tracked drug trafficking, tackled controversial investigations regarding corrupt government officials, and fought against illegal immigration.
Kari Lake announced her run for the United States Senate. AZ Republican Lake is vying for a seat currently held by independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.
Lake was the anchor for the Phoenix television station KSAZ-TV from 1999 to 2021. She won the Republican nomination for Governor with the endorsement of former president Trump and lost in a close race with the Democrat.
She won all the counties in the Arizona Primary.
Lake identifies as a conservative Republican. She accused President Biden and Democrats of harboring a "demonic agenda" and was a featured speaker a CPAC's Annual meeting[
Lake considers abortion to be "the ultimate sin and praised the Supreme Court decision which held that there was no federal right to abortion under the U.S. Constitution.
As a candidate for Governor she would deport illegal immigrants that enter Arizona without seeking federal approval and complete the unfinished portions of the open border wall.
Lake is married with two children.
SHERIFF MARK LAMB
Sheriff Mark Lamb was born in Hawaii and has lived in Panama and the Phillipeans, and attended Chandler High School.
He is married to Janel and they have raised five incredible children. He was a private sector businessman, owning two companies in Payson.
Sheriff Lamb was named Valedictorian of his class in the Sheriff's Academy, Officer of the Year and named Detective of the Year.
Lamb was elected Sheriff of Pinal County in 2017, overseeing a county the size of Connecticut with 650 employees.
As a young man he lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he learned the value of freedom and a strong economy. The experience of living abroad has given him a deep appreciation for America and the freedoms we enjoy.
RICK WATTS, CANDIDATE FOR FOUNTAIN HILLS TOWN COUNCIL
Rick's decades of business has provided him with a winning strategy for Fountain Hills. Simply put, fiscal responsibility is operating the town within the limits of its projected revenues.
“As a business executive with extensive experience developing organizations and teams, I will work to help Fountain Hills become a fiscally smart municipality that is prepared for the future. Our town faces critical realities on various fronts including obvious declining revenue streams, deteriorating infrastructure, rising public safety expenses, and inflationary pressure. I will recommend a proactive strategy that starts with separating needs from wants and address the needs first. Meanwhile, successful and meaningful discretionary spending—WANTS—should be based on input from residents which is a mandate for an easy process. Please use this link to sign my petition.”
https://go.azsos.gov/xhc9 (AZ Election website for Nomination Petition Signatures)
Matt Corrigan. Candidate for the Fountain Hills Town Council.
A small business owner, sales manager for Fortune 500 companies, a background in sales and an active Republican.
He and wife Kathy bought their home in FH in 2020. He is retired and ready to go to work for the citizens of Fountain Hills.
“With years of business experience, I will provide leadership and solutions for the problems liberal bureaucrats have created for Fountain Hills. I support traditional family values and was pleased to see the Town Council majority return the invocation.” On public safety he supports ordinances to protect residents from illegal camping, impeding traffic and aggressive panhandling and littering. On economic stability he supports attracting more small businesses, along with reasonable sign codes, fiscal accountability. “We must repair and resurface roads rather than waste time and money on pet projects.”
“I believe in these things and will work hard and fight for them to be accomplished."
Representative Alex Kolodin. Running for reelection to the Arizona House.
Alex came to Arizona at age four and attended Chandler schools. "After college I came back to the Valley to teach 7th and 8th grade civics and English. Later, I attended law school at the University of Pennsylvania......and was fortunate enough to spend the summer as a Reagan Fellow at the Goldwater Institute. The experience instilled in me the conservative values and reverence for our constitution that would inform my legal career."
"I opened the Kolodin Law Group in a windowless back office. I took the hardest cases, cases involving government misconduct that no other lawyer was crazy enough to touch. I fought against attempts to rig elections, I fought against sweetheart deals. Eventually, people caught on. The Kolodin Law Group today is a collection of the finest lawyers in the Valley who aren’t afraid of any case. I was able to realize the dream of having my name on the door because I live in a state that doesn’t strangle new businesses with excessive taxation and regulation."
Kolodin Represents District 3, and is on the House Judiciary Committee, Municipal Oversight and Elections (vice chair) and Natural Resources, Energy and Water.
Michelle Ugenti-Rita. Candidate for Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
Republican Michelle Ugenti-Rita has announced her bid for a seat on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. She served in Arizona’s House of Representatives from 2011 to 2019 and in the state Senate from 2019 until this year. The county’s 2nd District covers the northeast portion of Maricopa County, including Fountain Hills. She hopes to unseat Thomas Galvin, who has represented the district since 2021. Galvin is also a Republican, but Ugenti-Rita says she’ll bring more conservative priorities to the role.