“I think it’s important from a council person’s standpoint to see the big picture with regards to what’s going on,” he said. “We’re experiencing rapid growth. Growth is very cyclical in that different phases of growth are triggered by one thing and then the next phase is dependent of another. We are seeing that with Lucid Motors. Lucid came to Casa Grande for many reasons, but one is because our community is well rounded and balanced. They came here believing their employees would be happy here and with the services and amenities that we have.”
So of course when the employees come in, there is a need for housing and the housing market took off. That is followed by service industry growth, including restaurants and other amenities.
“I think it’s very important on City Council that we be very aware of what is going on and that we have to make good decisions that are good and proper for everyone that lives here,” said Huddleston.
With the deadline for council candidate to be submitted next Monday, Huddleston has already lodged his official paperwork including the required 400 signatures thanks in no small part to wife Doria Garza-Huddleston.
“Doria is my campaign manager. She’s the one I really have to thank for getting all of my signatures. She’s been the legwork through all of that process,” he said.
One thing Huddleston said influences his everyday life and work is his family.
“Most of my family of five grown children, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren live nearby and family is very important. That’s one of the main reasons why we are here. We will never leave Casa Grande because our families live nearby.
“I think family relationships are very important. I’m a family man, that’s part of who I am and that’s part of Bob Huddleston the council member as well.”