Phoenix, Arizona March 2020 - Tim Seay of Phoenix, President & CEO of several non-profit organizations, recently re-elected Most Honorable Grand Master of The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free & Accepted Masons of Arizona and one of the top community leaders of Phoenix declared his candidacy for the Mayor of Phoenix today. Mr. Seay has turned in all necessary and qualifying documents for candidacy at City Hall.

I am pleased and honored to announce my candidacy for Mayor of the City of Phoenix. I've been an intricate part of serving the community's needs including working with our veterans, homeless, school districts, and granting academic and trade school scholarships all while partnering with other major organizations for the economic development of this great city of Phoenix. As the current and experienced Honorable Grand Master for the state of Arizona, I have gained an understanding of the complexities of city government including its capabilities and limitations.

In my candidacy, I acknowledge helpful and positive opponents for the mayoralty.

The primary and most important role for the Mayor is: to be an advocate for the people and promote the city. There are many concerns that will come before us in the next four years.

They include transportation projects such as roads, freeway extensions, metro rail and transit service and development. In addition, we need to strengthen our community foundations to bring more jobs, adequate and affordable housing to this fast-growing city of Phoenix.

Second, the Mayor must be a vital and active communications link between the people and the city. In my role as a long-time business owner, I'm constantly in touch with both citizens and business owners throughout the Country. I understand their needs and desires.

Third, as Mayor, I will be a valued partner with the city manager and our Phoenix Police Department working on safety issues and concerns while taking advantage of my experience, skills and perspectives gained from my 25 years of being self-employed and a community activist.

Fourth, due to this experience, I have people skills that can be used to bring people together toward common goals and unity.

In conclusion, I believe that the foundation of any thriving community should include education, the arts, shopping, housing, promotions, voting, safety and recreation. If we want to attract strong companies to the area with better jobs, we must work to enhance and expand these categories. I look forward to a positive campaign, meeting citizens, and tackling challenges.