02/10/2022

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Q&A with Town Council candidates

Q&A with Town Council candidates
Q&A with Town Council candidates

Fountain Hills voters will choose a mayor and three Town Council members in the Aug. 2 election.

Early voting began on July 6.  

Only one incumbent, Mayor Ginny Dickey, is running for reelection. She’s up against former Maricopa County Sherriff Joe Arpaio, who was previously convicted of criminal contempt of court for ignoring orders to stop racial profiling at MCSO, but was later pardoned by then-President Donald Trump. Arpaio lost his bids for sheriff in 2016, for U.S. Senate in 2018 and for sheriff again in 2020.  

Each of the four Town Council candidates are newcomers vying for the three open positions. 

Early voters should return their ballot in the mail by July 26 or place it in a ballot drop-off location or voting location by 7 p.m. on Aug. 2. 

The Arizona Republic asked the candidates to share their views on key topics facing the town. Here are their responses.

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Why are you the most qualified candidate? What can you offer Fountain Hills residents that your competitor can’t?

Mayoral candidates

Fountain Hills Mayor Ginny Dickey.

Dickey: “As a resident since 1983, I offer years of experience and proven commitment to the community. Involved in civic affairs since day one, I served on the Fountain Hills Unified School District School Board for eight years, Town Council from 2006-2014 and mayor since 2018. I have a deep understanding of my role as part of a policy-making body, working with staff on budgets, infrastructure, development and amenities while preserving our natural desert environment.