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HBACA Members Run for Office

Thursday, July 17, 2014   (0 Comments)
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The upcoming 2014 elections are an important one of the home building industry.  In Arizona, we will be voting for all statewide offices, all state legislative offices, and many local council offices.  The HBACA is extremely proud of several of our members who have taken on the challenge of running for office. 


In the Southeast Valley, VP of Sales and Marketing for VIP Homes, Warren Petersen is seeking reelection as a state representative for Legislative District 12.  For more information regarding Warren and his campaign please visit


Warren’s brother Victor Petersen has also decided to seek reelection to the Gilbert Town Council.  Victor is the GM of Construction for VIP Homes and has just completed his first term as a Councilmember in Gilbert.  For more information regarding Victor and his campaign please visit


Rounding out the Petersen family, sister Emilena Turley has decided to throw her hat into the ring in the Queen Creek Town Council race.  This is Emilena’s first run for office.  For more information regarding Emilena and her campaign please visit


In Mesa, Kevin Thompson from Southwest Gas (Public Affairs) is running for the District 6 seat on the Mesa City Council.  Kevin is a newcomer to politics and is looking to represent District 6 which covers the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport and Eastmark.  For more information regarding Kevin and his campaign, please visit


Finally, in Paradise Valley, Daran Wastchak, President of DR Wastchak is seeking a seat on the Paradise Valley Town Council.  Daran has worked in the home building industry for many years providing energy efficiency testing, inspections, and consulting services.  For more information regarding Daran and his campaign, please visit


The HBACA salutes all our members who have ventured into the political arena as candidates and encourage you to contact your fellow members to see how you can help with their campaign.  In addition, the HBACA is always excited about speaking with members interested in running for office, so please contact us if you think you would like to get into politics.  Good luck!!!

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