The experience to know what’s right in Glendale and to fix what’s wrong
Jerry Weiers was first elected Mayor of Glendale in 2012, inheriting a city buckling under the weight of bad deals, and facing the very real threat of bankruptcy. To turn the city around, Jerry did what he promised to do on the campaign trail - he used his experience in the private sector and in the State Legislature, and brought the city together to repair the city’s finances and improve its economy.
Prior to serving as Mayor, Jerry represented the West Valley in the State Legislature for nearly eight years, where he has won awards for his common-sense record. While serving as Chairman of the House Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee, Weiers helped lead efforts to bring the F-35 to Luke Air Force Base, solidifying this critical economic engine for Glendale.
Weiers has a long and impressive record of community service and has won recognition for his work on behalf of sportsmen, motorcyclists, and military veterans groups, to name a few. Some of the awards include:
o 2012 Copper Shield Award - United Arizona Veterans
o 2011 Outstanding Legislator - Arizona Trucking Association
o 2010 Silver Spoke Award - National Coalition of Motorcyclists
o 2010 Distinguished Legislator Award - American Legion Department of Arizona
o 2009 Man of the Year - Military Families Foundation
o 2009 Sportsmen’s Heritage Award - Arizona Legislators for Wildlife
o 2008 Friend of Cities and Towns - League of Arizona Cities and Towns
o 2008 Arizona Conservationist of the Year - Arizona Wildlife Federation
o 2007 Inductee – Arizona’s Outdoor Hall of Fame
o 2005 Award of Excellence - Arizona Game and Fish Department
o Friend of the Family Award (every year in office)
Jerry first moved to Arizona in 1966. He and his wife Sandy have been married for 33 years and have one daughter and two grandchildren. Jerry is an accomplished pilot—with over two decades of flying experience—who flies out of Glendale airport. He is a motorcycle enthusiast who rides a Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic and he is a member of the El Zaribah Shriners Motorcycle Unit. He performs in parades across the state and has served as a reservist for the Arizona Department of Public Safety.