Page 8 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, May 6, 2022 It’s Official… Mayor Christenson to Seek Reelection To the delight of a packed crowd at Mixx 360, Mayor Gary Christenson announced that he would be seeking re-election as Mayor of Malden. Introduced by his longtime friend State Representative Steve Ultrino, the vacation-themed event poked fun at the fact that the Mayor never gets away and the event was the closest he’s gotten to a vacation in a long time. During his remarks, Mayor Christenson highlighted the great work done by his administration during his time in office and how privileged he feels to represent the residents of Malden. He spoke about the importance of being willing to listen and be open minded to discuss with anyone their views on important issues. “We live in a world in many ways divided, with extreme opinions on both ends of every issue, and the knowledge that no decision pleases everyone,” said Mayor Christenson. “The key to being Mayor is ensuring you take each issue individually, and even where there isn’t common ground, to maintain relationships so that when the next issue hits the table, I am able to once again be fair, open minded, and listen to all viewpoints.” He revealed some upcoming projects in the works including a transformational riverfront project, a performing arts center, plans for affordable housing, and park projects. The Mayor finished by stating that the City has a bright future, but that potential will only truly be realized if we work to stay above the fray, find common ground where it exists, disagree respectfully, and remain committed to the relationships that are needed to make progress. He thanked his supporters for the privilege of serving Malden and then did what he enjoys most. Mayor Christenson spent the next several hours hearing from his supporters in a series of one-on-one conversations. (Paid Pol. Adv)

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