Office-Seeker Says He Will Have An Open-Door Policy

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Bob Mounce, candidate for District 3 county supervisor

Bob Mounce believes that all citizens have a right to present their concerns about county government and offer suggestions. Thus, if he wins his campaign for the District 3 Gila County Board of Supervisors, he will maintain an open-door policy for all citizens.

Mounce was born in Safford, grew up in Globe, attended Globe public schools and attended Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher.

As a young man, Mounce worked for the Gila County Highway Department as an outside service man covering Young and southern Gila County.

In 2003 he worked for the Apache Gold Casino Resort as the rodeo events coordinator, hosting some of the largest equestrian events in the state.

He currently operates Globe Stockyards, which he has owned since 1986.

Mounce said he would rely on the support of past business associates and the relationships he has built over the past 20 years to successfully gain the office of the board of supervisors.

Mounce has concerns touching several facets of Gila County. If he is elected he aims to:

  • Return mining taxes to a fair and balanced level and reduce frivolous spending.
  • Resolve issues in the Gila County Highway Department regarding maintenance of county roads.
  • Establish a community college district in Gila County and rebuild the course offerings at the Gila Pueblo and San Carlos Community College campuses.
  • Return livestock to the rangelands by working with the different agencies.
  • Build a racetrack facility in Gila County.
  • Attract industries to the county and assist residents in establishing businesses within its boundaries.

One of his major ideas is to maintain communication with concerned citizens.

"We're going to have an open-door policy where they can come in and talk to me ... face to face, without me looking down on them," he said.

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