Lake Havasu City republican Gary Kellogg is running for Mohave County Supervisor in District 3. Kellogg is transitioning toward retirement in June after a ten year run as President and CEO of the Havasu-based Partnership for Economic Development (PED).
Kellogg said he began contemplating a bid for the county board in January after deciding he’d like to continue his involvement in community betterment once he steps down from the PED. His interest in county and municipal matters saw him pull papers to launch his campain on February 2.
Kellogg has resided in Mohave County for a total of 34 years. He served as an executive with Citizens Utilities when it provided a variety of utility service in each of the county’s primary communities long ago.
Kellogg was the founding member of the Mohave County Airport Authority in 1979 and was instrumental in transitioning the old Kingman Army Airfield into the airport and industrial park it is today. The entity managed airports in Kingman and Bullhead City before divestiture established the Kingman Airport Authority in 1992.
His mix of professional experience has Kellogg wanting to work for growth of jobs, tax base and prosperity.
“I’m very interested in economic development not just for Lake Havasu City but on a countywide basis,” Kellogg said. He said his previous utility sector involvements helped him network and build connections in Lake Havasu, Bullhead City and Kingman.
Kellogg said he’s supportive of collaborative efforts such as the Tri-City council and the Chamber of Commerce coalition. “I like that working together aspect for the good of our whole county,” Kellogg said.
Kellogg said he enjoys his work on behalf of the Havasu Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees, the Lake Havasu Marine Association Board and the Phoenix-based First Arizona Foundation.
In addition to economic development, Kellogg declared water resource management, flood control and public parks as other priority issues. He said he looks forward to meeting citizens through the course of the campaign leading to the August primary election.
Kellogg seeks the seat currently held by Buster Johnson, Mohave County’s longest tenured supervisor. Following Kellogg’s announcement, Johnson said he still has not decided whether he’ll be seeking re-election.