William Craft

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

William Craft graduated from Webster University of St. Louis, MO, with an MBA [4].  Craft is the sales manager at Academy Mortgage [3]. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 20 years [4]. Craft has served as a Yuma City Councilmember and Deputy Mayor [1]. Craft was also elected to serve as the Airport Authority President for the Yuma County Airport. 
Craft is a former president of the Yuma Sunrise Rotary and past chairman for Housing Authority for the City of Yuma (HACY). He previously served as president of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Yuma. He currently serves on the Merit Board for the City and the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System [4].

Key Issues

Community

Craft would like to increase quality of life in the city. He plans to accomplish this by focusing on the development of the art center, parks, and golf courses and ensuring streets are clean and repaired [2].

Public Safety

Craft believes that the city should search for retention and recruitment opportunities for the Public Service department. He wants to speak with officers and firemen and discuss solutions and alternatives to address these areas [1]. Craft prioritizes retaining police officers in Yuma as they may leave due to family issues. He has suggested retention bonuses as some sergeants do not want to get promoted and get a pay cut [2].

Endorsements

No endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 Yuma Sun

2 Yuma Sun

3 Academy Mortgage

4 Yuma County Airport