About Jeff Struble:
I am a candidate for the city council of Apache Junction. The election is being held November 8th, 2016. This is an important election for our community. We are sitting on a precipice. We can either go forward or backwards. If we continue to stay where we are, we will get run over by the surrounding communities. The future is ours to grab ahold of and run. This will take fresh ideas to tackle the challenges that we are facing. The old ideas and ways will not get us to a good and prosperous future.
First, a little insight into who I am. I was born and raised in Rapid City SD. I graduated from Northern State University in Aberdeen SD Where I earned a degree in accounting and finance with a minor in economics. Right out of college I took an accounting position with the SD Dept of Transportation and later with SD Dept of Health. I then became the Chief Financial Officer for a hospital, NH and medical clinic in Harlowton, MT where I was later promoted to be the administrator. During the next ten years I served in the same position in facilities in Lusk, Wyoming, and Butte, Montana.
In 1999 we moved to the valley where I opened Padgett Business Services. We provide accounting and tax preparations for small businesses and individuals. My staff and I have grown the business into offices in Apache Junction, Mesa and Phoenix. Over the years I have served on a number of boards and committees including Boy Scouts, mental health, church, chambers of commerce and health care associations. While in Montana and Wyoming I was a certified EMT. I have been a member, appointed by the city council in 2013, of the Superstition Mountain Community Facility District #1. Also known as the sewer board.
I see the role of the city council is to set the community vision. The council members share the responsibility to listen, question and decide. This can only be accomplished when the council members make themselves available to the citizens to hear citizen's views and to explain the decisions that were made by the council. This has to be done with the mindset to do what is best for the community as a whole and not to certain segments, groups, or individuals.
If you have any questions about my position on any given issue, please do not hesitate to contact me.