Interim Mayor Vincent Manfredi, shown here speaking at an event at the city library, will be replaced by a full-time mayor Tuesday night when the city council is expected to name a successor to Christian Price. [Victor Moreno]


I want to thank you for voting, especially this year when it seemed harder and more complicated than it should have been.

I want to thank Amber Liermann, Christian Price, Tony Smith, Steve Smith, Nancy Smith, Glenn Morrison and everyone else who put forth the effort to help me achieve this goal. I also want to thank Adam Leach, Rich Vitiello and Henry Wade. Each of you deserve the thanks and respect of every resident. Putting your name forth in an election is not an easy, but you did more than that, you took time away from your friends and family and gave 100%.

I have saved my biggest thanks for my wonderful wife, Christina, and three daughters, Bianca, Daisy, and Amelia. The four of you are my foundation and give me the inspiration to wake up each day. You have given me a reason to smile and truly enjoy my life – for that I will be eternally grateful.

Thank you,

Vincent Manfredi


Editor’s note: Vincent Manfredi is an owner of InMaricopa.