Former Financial Exec. Announces GJ City Council Run
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -A former financial executive announced his candidacy for Grand Junction City Council Friday.
Martin Chazen, joined by more than a dozen supporters, announced his intent to run for the city council, District D, seat at 3 p.m. in front of Grand Junction's City Hall.
Before retiring in 2003, Chazen spent most of his career working as a controller for Fox Sports Network in Los Angeles, managed a multi-billion dollar general ledger for The Seagram Company and worked as a regional controller for 7up.
Chazen says he will call on his extensive finance background to keep city spending down while raising the city's quality of life.
"I want to make sure that we have safe streets, that we have maintained roads and that we have an economy here in the city of Grand Junction that provides jobs for our families and our graduates," he said.
Chazen also currently serves on the School District 51 budget committee, is a member of Club 20, lectures at Western Colorado Community College and is the faculty-adviser for a Colorado Mesa University Club.
He is contested by Bonnie Beckstein, who currently holds the District D position.