On Thursday, Joel Anderson, Gilbert Town Council candidate, filed his petition signatures to qualify for this year’s Gilbert elections. Anderson, a member of the Phoenix Fire Department since 2006, submitted well over 1,250 nomination signatures.
The popular candidate gathered significantly more signatures than is required under Arizona law.
Anderson grew up in Tempe and attended McClintock High School.
“Since announcing the outpouring of support has been incredible,” said Anderson in a statement released Thursday. “Gilbert is a special place and I intend to keep it just as that – a safe place to live and raise a family.”
“Today has been a great day, but this is just the beginning of my campaign to serve my fellow residents on the Gilbert Town Council,” said Anderson.
Anderson’s supporters say that he is running because he is civic minded and has always been involved in the community whether it’s non-profits or volunteerism. Serving as an elected official would be a great honor and just another way to be involved. They describe Anderson as pro-business, pro-education, pro-public safety and pro-efficient government.