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11. Americans for Prosperity Ranks Arizona Local Government Officials

The rankings for 2015 are in, and the top Heroes of the Taxpayer are Gilbert Town Council members Victor Petersen and Jared Taylor, and Pima County Supervisors Ray Carol and Ally Miller.  The entire Sahuarita Town council rated next as Champions of the Taxpayer.  Please let them know how much you appreciate their hard work in standing up for your individual liberties.   

Unfortunately for Gilbert, council members Eddie Cook, Ben Cooper, Jenn Daniels, Mayor John Lewis, and Jordan Ray have sunk to a pathetic low.  In prior years, they have been "heroes," "friends" and "allies" of the taxpayer.  Their 2015 rating?  Heroes of Big Government.  It's hard to believe that these people call themselves conservatives or even Republicans.  Their actions speak loudly that individual liberty is too "messy" for them.  They are autocrats who think their constituents need expert help leading their own lives.  

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12. Gilbert, Arizona Named 20th Best Place to Live in the USA
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13. Gilbert RINO former Council Members Have Come out of the Closet!
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14. National BMX Bicycle Racing on Greenfield/Germaine
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15. Captain Rick's Gilbert Council Scorecard

Even if you don't live in Gilbert, please take a look at Captain Rick's Gilbert Council Scorecard, published in the Atridim News Journal.  

Rick has been watching the Gilbert Town Council meetings since mid 2011, keeping track of how Gilbert Council members have voted on controversial issues, "those involving a large expenditure of funds or of significant public concern."  He rates votes based on what is in the best interests of Gilbert citizens.  Most important to him is a vote that is "fiscally responsible and free of politics and private agendas."

Without exception, you will notice that Victor Petersen has held firm at the top of the list for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.  When Jared Taylor took office in January 2013, he and Victor tied for top scores.

Click HERE to see Captain Rick's "Proper Vote" Scorecard. 

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16. U.S. Congressman Matt Salmon Endorses Victor Petersen for Gilbert Town Council

I am very glad that constitutional conservative Victor Petersen has received Matt Salmon's endorsement for Gilbert Town Council.  Rep. Salmon stated:

"We really need guys like Victor," said Salmon, "who fight Federal overreach at the local level so we can be successful in that same effort in Congress. I hope you will join me in supporting him."

I agree with Rep. Salmon.  Victor has consistently fought against Federal overreach, with every statement he makes and every vote he casts.  

You can help Victor in 4 Easy Ways: 

Yard signs - Simply contact Victor at, and he will bring a sign to your home!  

Meet and Greet - Victor would love to meet your neighbors and tell them how he stands up for them every day!  

Donate - Campaigns are not cheap. Will you help with a donation of $100, $50, $25?  Click HERE to donate online today.  

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Victor Petersen was elected to the Council in Gilbert Town Council in 2011.  As a general manager in a locally run construction company, he oversees project budgets, system efficiencies, contracts, and information technology. 

He is the Co-Director of For Our City in Gilbert. This group organizes two annual community-wide service projects in Gilbert. 

Victor graduated from Gilbert High School and later from ASU with a bachelor of science degree in psychology.  Victor is married to Joyce, and they have three boys and one daughter.

Matt Salmon was elected to the United States Congress on November 6, 2012 to represent the people of Arizona’s 5th Congressional District. Matt was appointed by his peers to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.  He also serves on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Matt has spent the last 34 years happily married to his best friend, Nancy. They are the proud parents of four children and the proud grandparents of six grandchildren.

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17. Gilbert Town Council Candidate Forum: Thursday, June 12, 7:00 pm

The public is invited to attend tonight's Gilbert Town Council Candidate Forum, hosted by the Arizona Legislative District 12 (LD12) Republicans.  Seven candidates are running for four seats.  Three incumbents are running, including Eddie Cook, Victor Petersen, and Jordan Ray.  New faces include Jason Cvancara, Brigette Peterson, Tim Rinesmith, and T J Tillman.  

The meeting will be held tonight, June 12, at 7:00 pm, at the Gilbert Community Education Center, 6839 E. Guadalupe Road (Power and Guadalupe), Mesa, AZ.

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18. Let's Rally for Victor Petersen for Gilbert Town Council

The great news is that Gilbert Town Council Member Victor Petersen has turned in his petition signatures!  Now, it's time to help him raise money for his campaign for reelection.  Gilbert Watch supported Victor four years ago, and we are very proud that we never regretted it for a second!  He is a rock solid, constitutional conservative.  His voting record mirrors his campaign promises.  

To donate to Victor's campaign, go HEREHere is a letter from Victor.  

Dear friends,

I am honored by and grateful for all the help I received in collecting signatures for my race. I am happy to announce that I have more than enough signatures to put my name on the ballot and that is thanks to all of you for your help!

With signatures complete, I am entering the fundraising stage of the campaign and I can't emphasize enough the importance of small donations. Even $5 is a wonderful donation as that reflects a grassroots campaign which characterizes my efforts in government. While protecting individual rights protects special interests some of the time, generally special interests do not appreciate the fact that they can't control my votes. They know that I am loyal only to the principles of freedom which benefit everyone equally. This means the everyday citizen like you will have to contribute in order to have a successful campaign.

As a fiscal conservative, I will make the most of every hard-earned dollar that you contribute and I will not rest in my never-ending quest for lower taxes so you can keep more of those hard-earned dollars.

Thank you for your support!


Victor Petersen
Town Council Member and Candidate
Cell: 602-332-7432

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19. No BMX in Gilbert

The Gilbert Town Council has decided, for now, to not bring a BMX track and corporate headquarters to the San Tan neighborhoods of Gilbert, as reported by Parker Leavitt in his article titled "Gilbert Rejects BMX Park - For Now."  To read the entire article, click  HERE.

"Gilbert officials will not commit to building a $20 million BMX headquarters, Olympic training facility and public bike park at this time and will instead focus on other parks needs in south Gilbert.

"Amid concern from residents over traffic, noise and the project's price tag, Gilbert Mayor John Lewis said, 'The decision is not no, it's just not right now.'"

The town would fund construction of the facility and be reimbursed for the $3 million USA BMX corporate headquarters while receiving additional lease payments and tax revenue over a 30-year development term.

Officials touted the project's potential to help fill Gilbert hotel rooms and make the town, traditionally viewed as a bedroom community, more of a tourist destination.

Several items are missing from Parker's reporting, including some very serious issues brought up by many residents, including Mike Webb.  

Location, Location, Location.

The proposed BMX track and stadium are wholly incongruous with the character of the San Tan area's open space, farm fields, beautiful family homes, and peaceful atmosphere.  The BMX track would bring traffic, congestion, and noise to this area. 

In contrast to the Gilbert neighborhood proposed for the BMX track, it's important to note that the Black Canyon BMX facility in Phoenix that was visited by Mayor Lewis and Mike Webb is far from any residential neighborhood, as you can see in the following photo.      

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20. BMX Coming to Your Neighborhood? Come to the Open House April 8

Some projects are just not appropriate next to a residential neighborhood, no matter how much money Gilbert thinks it's going to make.  This is one of them.  

Isn't it the local government's responsibility to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens?  Should local government introduce a project with known high noise and traffic levels next to the homes of Gilbert residents who seek a retreat from noise and traffic?  

Even if you don't live in the affected neighborhood, do you care about your neighbor's quality of life?  Or just your own?  As Mike Webb puts it, are you a PIITBY?  (Put it in Their Back Yard)  

What about the cost of this public/private partnership?  If things don't go quite right, who gets left holding the debt?  BMX or Gilbert citizens? 

The Town of Gilbert will be holding a second BMX Open House on Tuesday, April 8 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, at 50 E. Civic Center Drive, Gilbert.  It seems that, after the first open house, some residents started asking some "vetting questions" that hadn't been asked by the Town of Gilbert or the Town Council.  Were they too mezmerized by the dog and pony show put on by BMX?  

Mike Webb asked some of those very important vetting questions ignored by others.  See Is Gilbert Really Serious about BMX?  

Here's the news article regarding the open house:  Second BMX Open House Scheduled for April 8.  

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