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Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:33 AM

United Flagstaff Firefighters, IAFF Local 1505 Endorse Charlie Odegaard for Mayor

Charlie is proud to announce the endorsement of IAFF Local 1505. The brave men and women of Flagstaff's fire service should be recognized for their hard work in keeping us safe not only from structure and forest fires, but for their paramedic services, search and rescue, response to traffic accidents, community service and so much more. Thank you.

"The 184 members of United Flagstaff Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1505 announce their endorsement of Charlie Odegaard for the office of Mayor of the City of Flagstaff.

The citizens of Flagstaff need to have someone with Charlie Odegaard’s experience and demonstrated leadership in this extremely important office.

Through the last four years as a council member, Mr. Odegaard has had the expertise and vision needed to facilitate conversations and execute decisions needed to ensure the City of Flagstaff continues to maintain the basic and essential city services enjoyed by all citizens and visitors to our community.

Charlie Odegaard’s activity on numerous boards and commissions shows his strong commitment to public safety, economic development and the environment. Throughout his tenure as a member of the Flagstaff City Council, Charlie has demonstrated to our members that he has all the tools to do the job and make sure that decisions in the office are based on a foundation of sound judgment and the courage and vision to be a leader during the trying economic times of the year. Charlie has been extremely sensitive and responsive to the Fire Department and has been critical in his voting to ensure our safety and future as a department.

His commitment to the City of Flagstaff is evident not only in his professional experience within the City Council, but also through his public and voluntary community service record.

We are confident that Charlie Odegaard is well suited to address the complex and diverse challenges that face the City of Flagstaff, its citizens and visitors.

For more information about Charlie Odegaard’s campaign, please go to"

Casey Gonzales
President, IAFF Local 1505

Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:10 PM

Flagstaff Vice Mayor Adam Shimoni Endorses Charlie Odegaard for Mayor

"Councilmember Charlie Odegaard has the experience, compassion and integrity to be Flagstaff's next Mayor. His efforts on both the Water Commission and City Council provide him the understanding of how the City works and the role of the Mayor. Through his efforts on Council, Charlie has been instrumental in moving the City forward on large projects such as the 4th Street Bridge, Rio De Flag and the City's plan to address the Pension Liability. He supports the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) and has consistently advocated for the establishment of a youth commission. He understands the role of the public and respects voter approved initiatives. When working through challenging topics, he has an open mind and an open heart. He doesn't let politics or outside pressures play into his decision, and takes the time to listen to those with opposing points of view. The role of Mayor is to facilitate the conversation where all perspectives are welcome and heard while guiding the City forward. I have confidence that Charlie will do just that."  - Flagstaff Vice Mayor Adam Shimoni

Monday, September 7, 2020 6:31 PM

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Monday, September 7, 2020 6:23 PM

Flagstaff Councilmember Charlie Odegaard is on the November Ballot for Mayor

Flagstaff Council Member made it through the August 4th Primary election and now he is on the ballot for Mayor!


Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:18 PM

Flagstaff Law Enforcement Association Endorses Charlie Odegaard for Mayor

Here is our official statement regarding our support for Charlie Odegaard for Mayor from FLEA:

"This is the first time the Flagstaff Law Enforcement Association has ever endorsed a candidate for Mayor of Flagstaff. We're proud to announce that we are supporting Councilmember Charlie Odegaard for Mayor. Charlie's family has been in Flagstaff for five decades, he is from this community and is for this community wholeheartedly. We recognize that positive and safe interaction between our citizens and the Flagstaff law enforcement community is paramount at this current time. He listens to our officers and is the only candidate to build strong relationships with officers. We feel deeply that Charlie will guide our community through these difficult times. Councilmember Odegaard recognizes that nothing is more important than the safety of our community and with his steadfast, level-headed leadership we are sure our community will be in good hands with him as our Mayor. We fully support Charlie and his candidacy for Mayor of Flagstaff.

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