James Bright, Managing Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chickasha Mayor Hank Ross said he will seek his third term as mayor yesterday.
“After some consultation with my family, business leaders, and friends, I have decided to seek another term as mayor," said Ross. "There is some unfinished business concerning multiple infrastructure projects, code enforcement, and economic development opportunities. I want to make sure we maintain the positive direction the city has had for the last several years.”
Ross was a heavy proponent of a recent CIP tax vote in September. He said he enjoys working with city officials.
“There are some very dedicated people who are working tirelessly to make Chickasha a place where people want to live and raise a family," he said. "Together we have a vision for Chickasha and we are working on multiple levels to achieve that goal.”
Ross said Chickasha has seen a good amount of growth over the last few years and expansion including new retailers.
“When I talk with people, they are excited about the increase commercial activity in town and the growth we are experiencing in business areas such as energy," said Ross. "However, we must continue to create a city environment that competes for these types of businesses. The continued revitalization of the city’s infrastructure with respect to water projects and streets, cleaning up the community through code enforcement plus beautification efforts will continue to be a main focus if re-elected.”
Ross said he hopes to continue as a part of Chickasha's progression.
“People are ready to keep what is good about our community, but make the necessary changes to make Chickasha even better," he said. "There are many tough decisions in our immediate future and I want to be a part of the leadership that sets the tone for Chickasha and its future. If the people are willing, I would be honored to serve another term as mayor to work on this unfinished business."
Ross took office in 2010.