"Steve Gaer has brought a new practice of open communications to the citizens of West Des Moines. He listens carefully and acts on requests in an honest and fair manner. He respects private property rights and believes in building upon individuals dreams."

-- Linda Robel, West Des Moines resident and community activist

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"As Mayor of West Des Moines, Steve Gaer is the model for what strong leadership can accomplish in our communities.  He is energetic, innovative and always pushing for solutions where everyone wins, especially taxpayers!"

– Gretchen Tegeler, Executive Director, Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa

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"The reason I've enjoyed working with Steve so much is that he means exactly what he says, and that he listens to what's being said to him. There's no decoding necessary with Steve Gaer. If one wonders why Polk County and West Des Moines work so well together, a huge part of the reason is Steve Gaer."

-- Robert Brownell, Polk County Supervisor

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"Steve Gaer has been an incredibly strong leader and advocate for West Des Moines.  Steve has been instrumental in creating an environment in West Des Moines that facilitates business growth and economic development while ensuring that the City continues to be a top place to live.  Steve has helped West Des Moines be positioned perfectly for the future, and Aviva USA is proud to call West Des Moines home."

-- Chris Littlefield, President & CEO, Aviva USA

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"I have always respected and valued your leadership and commitment to the City of West Des Moines. As Mayor and a former City Councilmember you have always supported public safety. You have taken on many tough issues and have always done what you believe was best for the city. I appreciate your personal integrity and willingness to ask the hard questions and do the right things for the right reasons."

-- former West Des Moines Chief of Police Jack O'Donnell

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Steve Gaer

Steve Gaer