Even though I was born and raised in Mesa, one of my first memories of the city as a special place to live was visiting the mayor with my grandpa, Darl Andersen, when I was 11 years old. He was encouraging the mayor to make Mesa a “Golden Rule City”. You see, he loved the Golden Rule. He loved it not just for the principle of treating other people like you want to be treated, but also because every major religion in the world adheres to some form of the Golden Rule. It brings us together in a mutual respect that we often see lacking in society today. It is something I hope to encourage more of among our neighbors here in Mesa as I run for city council.
I am a 7th generation Mesan. My family has been here since it was a small farming community, and we have seen it grow into the 38th largest city in the country. I went to elementary school, junior high, and high school here. I went away to BYU for my undergrad, but I came right back to live in Mesa while I attended law school at ASU with my two brothers. My wife and I now raise our five children in the heart of district 4 near Horne and Broadway.
As a Realtor, I have seen all parts of Mesa and the excitement that people have as they get to join our community. As a prosecutor for the last 4 years, I have seen people in some of their hardest moments: losing their property, loved ones, and sense of security. I know we are a great city, but we can do better. That is why I am running for city council. I love Mesa for everything that it is, but I want us to better emulate the principles of the Golden Rule so that my children and yours can have a wonderful experience growing up in Mesa like I did.
Priorities for improving Mesa
Keys to improving Mesa
- Create safer neighborhoods
- Make district 4 a great place to live and work
- Respect taxpayers
- Protect fundamental rights
- Improve infrastructure