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Q&A: Apache Junction mayoral candidates' thoughts on city's historic heritage

Daily Independent
Daily Independent
 2022-07-01

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The Apache Junction City Council mayoral election is nearly here.

The 2022 primary election is Aug. 2 and will include two candidates for the office of mayor: Mehmood Mohiuddin and Chip Wilson.

As the primary election nears, the Independent is conducting Q&As with each mayoral candidate to get their opinion on various topics to do with the city of Apache Junction. You will also see a similar Q&A series for the four council candidates vying for three seats: Darryl Cross, Ari Kalan, Robert Schroeder and Bryan Soller.

In this installment we ask the candidates, “The city of Apache Junction was named 100 years ago; why is it important to maintain Apache Junction’s historic heritage?”

Other installments from the Q&A series are at yourvalley.net/apache-junction-independent and the print edition of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent.

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Chip Wilson

Chip Wilson

Chip Wilson, 74, is currently retired, but worked for 22 years in the U.S. Air Force and 17 years at the Boeing facility in Mesa as an electronic repair technician and certified electronic test equipment. He has lived in Apache Junction for more than 32 years.

The city of Apache Junction was named 100 years ago; why is it important to maintain Apache Junction’s historic heritage? : “We are known as an area with not only the greatest views but the outstanding trails in our area. The city’s name has been associated with our assets and again we are known as a recreational community and in addition as a community that embraces the equine community. Only in Apache Junction can you see a horseman riding his horse through a fast-food drive-thru to get his morning cup of coffee. I will dedicate myself to keep this continuing.”

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Mehmood “Mo” Mohiuddin

Mehmood “Mo” Mohiuddin

Mehmood “Mo” Mohiuddin, 62, is a businessman and owner of the Hitching Post restaurant. He has lived in Apache Junction for 12 years.

The city of Apache Junction was named 100 years ago; why is it important to maintain Apache Junction’s historic heritage?: “I see a need for a new vision that blends the projected incoming growth while maintaining the western heritage of Apache Junction.”

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