A Political Action Committee
Together We Can
Oro Valley has come a long way since its founding in 1974 and with sensible, reasonable and community-oriented leadership, we can create a thoughtfully balanced government that will strive to keep Oro Valley strong!
The Keep Oro Valley Strong Political Action Committee is a group of non-partisan well-informed residents who partner with donors in shaping the town's political environment and providing essential financial assistance to candidates who seek to advance the interests of the Oro Valley community while assuring visionary leadership for our future.
Our vision for the future is to support a vibrant, prosperous and growing Oro Valley by assuring outstanding Town Council leaders who are committed to a dynamic framework for quality, growth and development, critical to our community’s future.
We do this by
Identifying and contributing to incumbent and challenger candidates for Town Council
Providing visibility, public relations, and credibility through a vigorous fundraising program.
Candidates who receive support from KOVS are not selected based on their political party or ideology, but solely on their support of real issues facing the Town and its residents.
Why this is important
Government leaders at local levels make decisions impacting our lives every day.
It’s a fact…. our town government has a significant impact on citizens and businesses in Oro Valley. A well run, financially secure, clean local government is an excellent asset in attracting new business and keeping those who already serve Oro Valley.
It is vital for our community to support candidates who understand the impact of their decisions on Oro Valley citizens, businesses and families.
"A Community Builder"
People over politics? Sounds like a refreshing concept! As Chair of "Keep Oro Valley Strong" - a Political Action Committee - I am pleased to share with you that we established this committee to support a vibrant and growing Town, assuring outstanding Town Council leaders committed to governance excellence critical to our Town's future.
Danny Sharp's announcement that he is a candidate for Mayor of Oro Valley is indeed a significant development for our Town. If you have come to know Danny as I have in his role as Chief of Oro Valley Police for over 20 years, you know of his stellar performance. His expertise in public safety has garnered many accolades for Danny and our Town as he and his police officers made Oro Valley "the safest community in Arizona" and "one of the tops in the United States." Under Sharp's leadership, our Town has developed an outstanding reputation for providing effective public safety for over 45,000 residents and some 2500 licensed businesses.
When we think of Danny Sharp, we think of Integrity, Leadership and Respect!
Integrity defines Danny Sharp. He was the epitome of honesty, law and order and trust in his public safety role as Chief. He is locally, regionally and nationally recognized as a leader who knows how to solve problems and get things done; a leader who possesses a full measure of integrity, trust and a rock-solid character. That's who he is; that's what he stands for!
Sharp is a "transformational leader" who at once honors Oro Valley's rich history while simultaneously planning for the Town's tomorrows. He offers a broad vision driven by the needs of the community. His expert knowledge of organizations, how they function and the critical importance of communications with all constituencies define Danny's leadership style.
If you talk with any of the 100+ members of the OVPD, you will hear about Danny Sharp and how much he was respected as Chief and still is today. That respect was the hallmark of his tenure as Chief. They will tell you that he was an effective role model inspiring all who worked with him. Sharp is an exceptionally good listener. He thinks deeply and never "shoots from the hip". He insists on having the facts when making decisions.
Longer term residents will recall that Chief Sharp was asked by the Mayor and Council in June 2016 to serve as Interim Town Manager. Danny served in that position for 15 months until September 2017. That role brought him ever closer to the day-to-day workings and operational decisions of the Town. He well knows what type of leadership is effective in moving both the governmental structure and the community forward. He will be a highly effective Mayor.
Danny Sharp - "a community builder" deserves our attention in his run for Mayor!
(See below for Danny Sharp's Press Release)
Chair, Keep Oro Valley Strong
Oro Valley needs fresh leadership on the Town Council, new ideas about revenue generation, and a renewed dedication to fiscal responsibility. Joe Erceg is running for Oro Valley Town Council because he believes the residents' voices should be heard. He believes we need to encourage smart business development and work to create an environment that keeps our younger generations engaged.
Oro Valley resident for 15 years
Charlie Hurt has the right skill set, temperament, and experience to be a valuable voice on the Oro Valley Town Council. Right now Oro Valley needs someone who understands the importance of accountability, is an expert with budgets, and can turn a deficit into a surplus. Oro Valley resident for 28 years
Oro Valley resident for 28 years
Bill Rodman is running for Oro Valley Town Council to regain financial stability of the Town without resorting to a property tax, return to our commitment to protect and serve our residents, and increase the town's focus on economic development. Oro Valley resident for 16 years
Oro Valley resident for 16 years