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Henderson mayor to announce re-election bid Monday

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Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen delivers the 2012 Henderson State of the City address at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson Thursday, February 9, 2012.

Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen plans to announce his re-election plans at an event Monday evening, but a billboard in the city may have already tipped his hand.

A release sent out Friday afternoon notes Hafen will conduct a news conference at 5 p.m. Monday at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St., to announce his plans.

Hafen’s campaign has already gotten a start on spreading the word with a redesigned website and a billboard near U.S. 95 and Horizon Drive touting his re-election bid.

Prior to his election as mayor in 2010, Hafen was a city council member for 22 years. A graduate of Basic High School and UNLV, he was also a Metro Police officer for more than two decades.

“We have accomplished much, but there is more to do,” Hafen said in a statement. “It is very gratifying to see that the people of Henderson, which is the true strength of our community, have bought into the idea of smart growth that pursues a balance between expanding existing businesses, developing new businesses, and preserving the character and family-friendly environment of our neighborhoods. If we continue on this path, the best days for Henderson are still ahead.”

Henderson municipal elections are nonpartisan. The primary is scheduled for April 2, and the general election will be on June 4.

During Hafen’s mayoral tenure, Henderson has battled shrinking budgets and cuts to staff and services but has not raised property taxes. Hafen has led the city as it courts major developments, including the multibillion-dollar Union Village health project, amid other attempts to boost the economy.

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  1. I believe Mayor Hafen has done a good job in leading the city I live in. It would be good to see more industry brought in as well as some urban renewal projects undertaken to keep our city a great, safe place to live.

    I would like to see more on these topics from Mayor Hafen, and his challengers.

  2. My comment is why?, what has he done for Henderson?, being an ex cop, crime activity has gone UP in Henderson since he has been in office. I was involved with some community issues and he came across like he was being bothered...I say we in Henderson need another mayor who has more "spark" behind him..and really does things for Henderson.