Gill Sorg has announced he will seek re-election to the Las Cruces City Council in District 5. He cited the city’s commitment to thoughtful planning as a key achievement from his first term in office.
“When I was elected in 2009 voters made clear that they wanted an end to the “develop at all costs” philosophy which had burdened our district with unfinished subdivisions, incomplete roads and severe flooding. I have spent much of the past four years trying to repair that damage, and making sure future development will be responsibly done.”
Sorg also cited the city’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and an ever-improving quality of life.
“The city has navigated one of the worst recessions in memory with remarkable skill, cutting millions of dollars in expenditures while maintaining a high level of service. Even with limited resources, we have continued to make this a better place to live. We’re well on the way to making Las Cruces one of the best cities of its size in the region,” Sorg said.
Sorg emphasized his commitment to openness and accountability on the part of city government.
“Where past decisions were often made with little public input, the current mayor and council have opened the process with extended work sessions, public meetings, and constant effort to seek the opinion of city residents. People in my district know that their input makes a difference,” Sorg said.
Sorg is a former rancher and holds a master’s degree in biology from the University of North Dakota. He and his wife, Christine, have two children and one grandchild, and have lived in Las Cruces since 1998.