Meet Dr. Waheed Zehri - Dr. Zehri is a father, a grandfather, a doctor, and a community advocate. He is a product of the American dream, and will faithfully serve you as Mayor of Bullhead City. An immigrant from Pakistan, he moved to Bullhead City in 1995 where he started working as a doctor, and proudly became a United States citizen in 2001. This community, and this country has given him and his family every opportunity and he has spent the last 26 years giving back. A father of four, Dr. Zehri raised all of his children in Bullhead where they graduated from Mohave High School before entering the medical field in various areas. His wife Irene graduated from both Kingman High School and Mohave Community College, and became an RN. She is passionate about our senior community and volunteers with the senior centers. Dr. Zehri became one of your Bullhead City Council members in 2020, and has been honored to serve you until 2022 when he resigned in order to run for Mayor.
Since his election in 2020, he is proud to have spearheaded the efforts to hire a grant writer to bring dollars to Bullhead City. He is working on several projects for the community including a community garden, an outdoor gym, and outdoor theater. A few years ago Dr. Zehri founded Tri-State Youth Internship & Leadership to make sure our kids stay here in Bullhead City. The main goals of the organization are to make sure our kids are getting the education they need for the career they want and to make sure they know about all of the opportunities to work in Bullhead City by giving them internship opportunities. Shortly after launching the youth program, he founded the Mohave Health Coalition, a group of political, medical, and community stakeholders who are working to ensure healthcare is available and affordable in rural Arizona.
As your Mayor, Dr. Zehri will work to find a balance between tourism and activities for our locals. He believes that safety is a priority and that we need more parks and recreation activities, which means we need safe roads and ingress/egress access points. Dr. Zehri knows that we need a balanced budget. Our tax dollars need to be spent wisely, and he will work with our grant writer to ensure we can utilize grant dollars for special projects while saving money in the general fund.
He believes that our city services should be affordable and quality. He will work to keep our water rate low, and will support our police and fire departments to ensure they have the funding they need to serve our community. Dr. Zehri wants our community members to be proud to live here. He will work closely with Fort Mohave and Laughlin as we develop our city and ensure we work to beautify what we have. One of the major needs our region has that Dr. Zehri plans to work on, is housing that is affordable, especially for our many seniors and veterans.
Dr. Zehri is a small business owner, and has operated his own clinic in Bullhead City since 2001. He is also the Chief of Staff and Board member at WARMC since 2017 . He understands the deep and damaging impact Covid-19 has had on our businesses and our community. As your Mayor, he will work to find opportunities for our businesses to flourish. Above all, he is focused on what is good for the community over politics.