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(PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz.) Paradise Valley Vice Mayor and local businessman Michael Collins is announcing his candidacy for Mayor.

Collins was first elected to the Paradise Valley Town Council in 2010.

During his time on the council, Collins chaired the Public Safety Task Force which has revolutionized the Police Department and improved public safety. He also served as Chairman of the General Plan Advisory Committee which updated the Town’s General Plan and received 80% voter approval. Collins was a champion for efforts to solve Mountain Shadows redevelopment concerns, an achievement that is resulting in the renewal of this historic resort property.revised family compressed

“Mayor LeMarr has done many great things for Paradise Valley and I hope to build upon those accomplishments. We are headed in the right direction and I want to keep us there and protect that which makes us special,” said Collins.

In order to make that happen Collins is committed to maintaining low density, keeping public safety a top priority for the Council, keeping taxes low, ensuring limited government, preserving open space and mountain views, and maintaining and cultivating a vibrant resort industry which will prevent the need for a local property tax.

Collins added, “Together, let’s keep our densities, crime and taxes low but our quality of life very high.”

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Building a stronger Arizona is what we all want. Bringing economic recovery, high-paying jobs and revenue to our state is the best way we can elevate Arizona and keep our standard of living high.Screen-Shot-2013-10-30-at-10_34_40-AM2-78220_641x340

It is now time to figure out the best use of our resources to attract new businesses to Arizona and work to adjust our regulatory system to give Arizona the most favorable business environment possible. When companies weigh our year-round great climate, our access to interstate transportation, our well-educated workforce AND then they see a favorable regulatory environment, then those companies will want to expand into our state.

One step in building a more business-friendly environment is to provide small businesses with a bill of rights. I co-sponsored HB2260, small business bill of rights, which was signed into law by the Governor on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

HB2260 requires state agencies to create and conspicuously post a small business bill of rights on their websites containing all applicable and agency-specific statutory rights. This bill of rights must include the process by which small businesses can file a complaint with the Ombudsman over administrative acts of government agencies.

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"I enthusiastically support Jennifer as she runs for Scottsdale City Council and I look forward to working with her and seeing how her leadership and pragmatic approach to governing will help build a better Scottsdale.

Please join me in supporting her campaign by visiting her website at"

- Suzanne Klapp

Scottsdale City Council Member

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Please join U.S. Senator Jeff Flake at the Coffee and Cocoa Club Breakfast. (formerly known as the Coffee Cup Club).

Saturday, May 10th, 2014
The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(North of Indian Bend on Scottsdale Rd.)

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast and Program begins at 8:00 a.m.

Seating is limited
$25 for members
$50 new members

Please RSVP by Monday, May 5th 2014
For questions, please email or call 602-845-0333


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I am proud to announce that Desert Preservationist and McDowell Sonoran Land Trust Founder Jane Rau has endorsed me for Scottsdale City Council. Jane wants people on the City Council who can be trusted to not break faith with the voters on issues such as completing the Preserve, which Scottsdale residents have approved at the ballot box seven times! I am committed to following the direction of the voters – your priorities will be my priorities!

I am very pleased to have someone with Jane’s record of service to Scottsdale helping me in my quest to be Your Voice On City Council.

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