Cogman: Schweiker is the type of person needed in government

Once again election day is nearly here, particularly for those of us who are “early voters.”

The local elections provide an opportunity to elect a city government that has the most direct impact on each of us, but in my case, so often I know the least about local candidates and the issues.

Therefore, when there is one person running for Scottsdale City Council that I know well from previous experience, I feel compelled to share that information in case it might be helpful to others as they determine their choices.

Dan Schweiker is a small businessman having founded and owned China Mist Tea Company for over 30 years.

He is well known in the local business community for his charitable work, integrity and entrepreneurship. Not only has he been involved in numerous local charities, business and artistic organizations, he has served twice on the Paradise Valley City Council prior to moving into Scottsdale.

In my view, Dan is the type of person we need more of in government service.

He brings a business perspective to government combined with a thoughtful interest in public policy that strives to improve the lives of citizens. I served with him on a Board of Trustees for several years and observed his many contributions of time, wisdom and insights to make our city better.

I urge everyone to take a close look at his record and join me in giving careful consideration to Dan on election day.

Editor’s Note: Don Cogman is a Scottsdale resident.

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