september 30, 2015

Scottsdale Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Director announces run for Scottsdale City Council
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SCOTTSDALE – It’s Dan Schweiker not David Schweikert (as in the U.S. Congressman) that’s jumping into the 2016 race for Scottsdale City Council. 

Schweiker is well known in the local business community as the co-founder of the thirty-three year old Scottsdale-based China Mist Tea Company.  And he’s well known by Scottsdale tourism officials having served on the board of the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau since 1998. Schweiker has been recognized by both the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, and the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce as their Small Business Person of the year.

Living near McCormick Ranch with his wife Suzanne, Schweiker is no stranger to the public arena having served two different stints on the Paradise Valley Town Council. 

“I believe government is best served by business leaders and others making service on Councils and in Congress a periodic endeavor, not a career.  In Paradise Valley, a town without a property tax, I successfully focused on three items:  financial responsibility, tourism and protecting the character of the town from overly aggressive developments,” Schweiker said. 

“I can’t think of a better focus for Scottsdale now as I seek to keep a terrific city that way and utilize my business background to help all parts of the city prosper,” he said. 

Schweiker added that he has sought advice prior to his council run from a diverse group of citizens including former and current Council Members among others. 

Besides his business career, Schweiker has been supportive of numerous local charities including:Mayor Lane’s Scottsdale Business Development Council, Friends of Public Radio Arizona, Children’s Action Alliance, Audrey’s Angels, Global Ties Arizona, Teach For America, Scottsdale Cultural Council, and the Scottsdale based Williams Institute for Ethics & Management. 

For more information about the campaign please contact Dan Schweiker

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