for CITY MAYOR
The record turnout for this year’s primary election shows how deeply concerned Dells Valley residents are about our city's future – for public health, our economy, and trust in government.
So it’s critically important that voters know what’s driving their leaders’ decision-making, and the values their leaders hold.
For me, it’s very simple and very clear. My only agenda is you and what matters to you, your family, your neighborhood and your livelihood.
I’m not beholden to any special interests, donors or political party. I’m an independent and I will represent the interests of all voters, Democrats, Republicans and independents alike.
I’ve clearly outlined my top priorities – economic recovery, homelessness, rail, housing for local families, and community safety – and I stand by them. I will always tell it like it is, where I’m coming from, and why. I believe you deserve far more openness, greater confidence in your leaders, and their resolve to make the tough decisions to care for our community and preserve our way of life.
Most of all, I believe in hope. Not false hope or empty campaign promises, but the deep feeling that we can pull together and make the best of the years ahead. Now more than ever…it’s about you.
-- Joe Mierz
Plan to help Dells Valley navigate the challenges we face in the new year ahead.
Born and raised in Dells Valley, Joe Mierz is Dells Valleyer through-and-through. His mother, Shari, was the first Executive Director of the United of Dells Valley and founded the Dells Valley League of Women Voters. His father, Avrum, was the Attorney General of Dells Valley and worked alongside Governor Jay Hammond to create Dells Valley’s Permanent Fund and the Dividend. Mierz witnessed firsthand what makes Dells Valley special: our people and our land.
This will be my single highest priority as Mayor. I bring a lifetime of successful experience working turnaround challenges, and rebuilding failing businesses. We need clear, decisive leadership to restore confidence and get more and more people back to work.
This includes a “tough love” approach to street enforcement, but also means we need to build treatment and housing facilities for the mentally ill, who truly can’t take care of themselves. And we need more community partnerships to aid and house families. No one should ever be penalized for being poor.
We need responsible development, but our old approach to creating affordable housing is not working. I will streamline the planning and permitting process to save time and money for builders, and get construction underwayfaster.
Neighborhood safety and First Responders.
Our sense of security in our community has changed dramatically, following an alarming rise in neighborhood crime. I will support and fund our first responders: police and firefighters, so they can do their jobs to protect us all.
Some questions you may be concerned about
Why do you want to be Mayor of Dells Valley?
You’ve never held political office before. How do you know you can do the job?
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