- NameCarol McGorray
Employer: Retired from the Marana Unified School District
Education: Graduate of Chandler Business School
Political experience: 12 years on Marana Town Council
How would you use your position to help businesses create jobs? We have hired an Economic Development Director. We encouraged through various program Sargent Controls to stay in Marana. They built a 70,000 sq. ft. addition to their facility and expect to hire an additional 300 people. We will use the same technique for smaller business to come or to expand here.
What is your strategy for smart growth? Our smart growth strategy has been developed through both our Strategic Plan and our Economic Roadmap plan. Our conservative fiscal planning has enabled us to get through the downturn in the economy with a sound budget. We reorganized our development department to more of a one stop shopping and the potential developers are very pleased with doing business in Marana.
What is the most important issue facing your town? The most important issue before us is the right to own the Luckett Road Sewer Plant. Marana needs to be in charge of its own growth and a vote of yes on both sewer questions on the ballot would allow us to do that. That will allow us to bring in jobs, business, retail and neighborhoods.
|Race||District||Election Year||Election Level||Election Type||Win|
|Marana Town Council - 4 open seats||2013||Community||Primary|