By DARRELL JACKSON, Staff Writer
The Glendale Star
Barrel District Councilmember Bart Turner officially announced his intention to seek re-election during a Lunch Mob event hosted Aug. 25 by the Glendale Chamber of Commerce at Cheba Hut, 59th and Olive avenues.
Citing both the city’s considerable accomplishments and numerous quality of life issues he would like to focus on for citizens, Turner made his announcement in front of a crowded restaurant.
“Three year ago when I first ran, I wanted to help get the city back to financial stability, stop subsidizing sports teams and quit fighting the casino and we have done that,” Turner said. “We are on a roll and headed in the right direction and there is more to be done and that is why I am running again.”
Now, Turner said he wants to focus on more issues that citizens are requesting.
“Now I want to look to more qualify of life issues like restoring library hours and continue improving our local roads, along with more quality-of-life issues, and I am in for another four years and looking forward to working for the citizens,” Turner added.
Turner was elected to represent the Barrel District in 2014. The next general election is Nov. 6, 2018.
The Barrel representative is the second sitting Glendale councilmember to announce their candidacy for office at a chamber event. Cholla District councilmember Lauren Tolmachoff announced her plans to seek re-election earlier in August.