Hosler announces candidacy for Kearny mayor

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Sam Hosler

By Sam Hosler

I am asking the people of Kearny to re-elect me as their mayor. My name, Sam Hosler, is on the ballot for the Primary Election which will take place Tuesday, Aug. 26.

Before the last election, a number of citizens of Kearny approached me and asked me to put my name forward as mayor. With the kind help of many people I was chosen mayor and took office.

Kearny has had a rocky path. The continuing rural recession, the Shipman Fire and the fire at Buzzy’s, the loss of The Bank of the West, and ASARCO’s management and labor still working without a contract – these and other things have made our lives difficult in Kearny.

Yet in all of this, the Town of Kearny has a balanced budget (the envy of some of our surrounding communities). We have a popular town manager in Anna Flores, a new town clerk in Cathy Woolery, and a revitalized public safety department with the assistance of Sergeant Dave Blue from Arizona’s Department of Public Safety, who is serving as our interim chief of police.

After seven years without any salary adjustments for the cost of living, we were able to provide small percentage increases to all town employees. With the help of ASARCO, Resolution Copper, Capstone, the Ray Federal Credit Union and many others, our swimming pool has stayed open and even increased the length of its season. By September, we should have a new chief of police.

In all this, the town council (which sets policy) and our town manager (who administers the town), have done the heavy lifting. I have tried to bring a positive influence, to make sure that productive dialogue takes place, the citizens are heard, and response is made to their needs.

For my part, I have also worked closely with Central Arizona Governments to help provide grants for our infrastructure, especially to benefit our water sources and the Kearny Town Lake, and I serve on the group that recently established a revolving loan fund to provide assistance to businesses and new business starts. I am working to provide better broadband services. The recent “Three Mayors” group (Kearny, Hayden, and Winkelman) is creating, with the help of the Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce, a flow of communications and support for all three towns.

There are many live issues right now. A way needs to be found to keep our golf course (a staple for townspeople and winter visitors) and provide it with water and a solid growth plan. The council continues to work on infrastructure, water issues and economic development. Although we have a very small tax base we have managed to avoid raising taxes. New business development would help all of us, with more employment and a larger economic base.

I have learned much, and I have built relationships with businesses and people in government who can help benefit our town. I want to continue working with the town council and town manager for a safe and prosperous community. Please make your voice known on primary election day, Tuesday, Aug. 26.

Staff (4462 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Ray’s business manager terminated, Dean of Students resigns

    February 12th, 2018
    by

      Ray Unified School District Governing Board tackled some tough issues at its January Board meeting.   In the Executive […]


    Kearny pastor leaves to pursue studies

    February 12th, 2018
    by

      Pastor Joe Palmer of Fellowship Baptist Church in Kearny led the congregation in worship on Sunday, Feb. 4, for […]


    Ray Junior High School lists honor rolls

    February 12th, 2018
    by

    The students who earned their place on the Ray Junior High School Honor Roll for the second quarter of the […]


    Kearny Police Report – Feb. 7, 2018

    February 12th, 2018
    by

      According to state law, there are two methods by which Kearny Police may arrest suspected offenders. The suspect may […]


  • Additional Stories

    Copper Basin Jr. Chamber welcomes new sponsors

    February 10th, 2018
    by

    The Copper Basin Jr. Chamber have two new benefactors. Robin Newman of Newman Construction LLC sponsored the T-shirts this year […]


    Kearny doctor’s medical license suspended over alleged overprescribing of opioid pain medications

    January 29th, 2018
    by

      A Kearny doctor has had his medical license suspended by the Arizona Medical Board (AMB) following interim findings that […]


    Ray Boys’ basketball returns to winning ways

    January 22nd, 2018
    by

      The No. 10-ranked Ray boys’ basketball team won its first game since Dec. 13, defeating North Phoenix Prep last […]


    No. 6 Lady Cats win third straight

    January 22nd, 2018
    by

      The sixth-ranked Ray girls’ basketball team won its third-straight game, handily defeating Miami on the road last Thursday, 69 […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger