Mayor Travis Padden, a self-proclaimed budget hawk, said his research skills and ability to work with numbers will give him the ability to make the most of Hanford’s resources.
“All the city’s budget comes from taxpayers and we need to make sure that the city’s budget is spent wisely,” said Paden, who was elected in November. “I am the father of her six children. With my personal budget, it is very important to maximize my income potential. We need to maximize the city’s income potential.” .”
Padden, who was born and raised in Hanford, said he loves the city for its proximity to the mountains and coast, the quality of the local schools, and the historic nature of the community. teaches mathematics and science. He said he ran for Hanford City Council after realizing that his numbers-focused, systematic approach to problem-solving meant there was something to be gained. rice field.