Mon, Oct. 21

Mathews launches Cottonwood City Council campaign

Michael Mathews

Michael Mathews

COTTONWOOD - Advocating for a city council weighted toward citizen representation and more responsible spending practices, local real estate broker and investor Michael Mathews announced his candidacy for next year’s city council race.

“Starting a campaign so soon before the primary election isn’t something that’s usually seen in a city council race, but it’s my way of showing the people of Cottonwood how serious I am about serving,” Mathews said. “Since I want to be a councilman for everyone in the greater Cottonwood area, I want to take the time to meet as many citizens and business owners as possible and ask them what their concerns and expectations are.

“The city council should be the citizens’ representatives. There are some members who are committed to doing that and also to reining in the years of irresponsible spending that now has the city scrambling for additional revenue. Unfortunately those whom are more reform minded are often overruled by council members who appear to be more closely aligned with city government and officials.”

As for why Mathews is putting so much effort into his campaign so early: “I consider it my duty to my family and my neighbors’ families to do everything I can to make sure their interests are represented, not the status quo.” Any Cottonwood resident who wants Michael to personally listen to their concerns or answer their questions can contact him through his website at: or you can email him at:

-- Submitted by Michael Mathews

From the City Clerk’s Office

Primary election is August 28, 2018, and the General is November 6, 2018. Candidate packets will be available mid-January of 2018. Candidates can begin filing paperwork on April 30, 2018, and May 30, 2018, is the deadline for candidates to file their paperwork.

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