Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tempe News: Candidate for Mayor Michael Monti Invites Residents to his Backyard Saturday to Talk About Tempe

You’re Invited To Michael Monti’s Backyard April 21st To Help Chart Tempe’s Future

(Tempe, Arizona) Businessman and candidate for Tempe Mayor Michael Monti believes the best way to serve the community is to lead and listen. With that goal in mind Monti is inviting Tempeans to come to his backyard April 21st to get and exchange ideas.

It’s another unique way to meet the candidate who would rather meet with hard working Tempeans than power brokers.

RSVP to Julie Lind or call 602-312-8345
There is no charge to attend

What: A Backyard Conversation With Michael Monti

When: April 21, 2012. Time: 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Where: Home of Michael & Christen Monti
517 E. Concorda Drive, Tempe, Arizona

Why: Tempe Exceptionalism & How It Can Happen

Monti stated
“As a restaurant owner I can tell you the best ideas often come from my customers. As Mayor of Tempe I would consider the entire City as a customer. To better serve them means meeting with as many residents as possible. I am not in this race to serve myself. I am in it to serve Tempe.”

Michael Monti, owner of Tempe’s historic Monti’s La Casa Vieja, co-founded Local First, Arizona. He is also active in the Tempe Diablos Charities, and is the youngest inductee in the Arizona Restaurant Association’s Hall of Fame.

To make a campaign donation on line click here or mail a check to

P.O. Box 24476, Tempe, AZ 85285

His campaign is based on bringing private sector ideas to government, fiscal responsibility, civic involvement, economic opportunity, and innovation. His proposals include:

Financial incentives for city workers who save rather than spend tax dollars

The creation of the Tempe Community Corps to increase volunteerism, and aid Tempe neighborhoods and services

  • Partnerships with ASU and the business community to bring more jobs to Tempe

  • The creation of a public swimming beach at Tempe Town Lake, paid for by the private sector

  • Partnerships with the ASU College of Nursing to aid Tempe seniors

  • Encouraging businesses to embrace eco-friendly projects such as the Blink Car Charging Stations at Monti’s La Casa Vieja

  • A ban on texting while driving in Tempe

  • A gift ban and stricter reporting requirements for Tempe elected officials

  • An eight year term limit for the mayor’s office

Arizona leaders and organizations that have endorsed Michael Monti include:

Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman
Former Tempe Council Member and mayoral candidate Linda Spears
Tempe Council Member Onnie Shekerjian
Tempe Democrat and Former Council Member Barbara Sherman
Tempe’s first elected Mayor, Rudy Campbell
The Tempe Chamber of Commerce
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery
Congressman David Schweikert
Former Tempe City Council Member ‘Hut’ Hutson
Former State Rep. Laura Knaperek
Tempe Democrat Carl Hayden
Former Tempe Council Member Joseph Lewis
Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane
Former Congressman Barry Goldwater Jr.
Former State Senator and Tempe Council Member Bev Hermon
Former Tempe Council Candidate Angie Taylor Thornton
Arizona State Treasurer Doug Ducey
Former State Senator Gary Richardson

To visit the Monti4 Mayor Website click here or log on to (@monti4mayor).


Paid for by Michael Monti for Mayor

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