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Mesa Chamber Announces May 2024 Candidate Endorsements

Mesa Chamber Announces May 2024 Candidate Endorsements



For Immediate Release – May 17, 2024 

Contact: Sally Harrison, President & CEO, Mesa Chamber of Commerce 

480.969.1307, ext. 26 –

Mesa needs elected officials who will support and focus on creating a strong business environment and talented workforce that are the cornerstones of a vibrant city. The Mesa Chamber of Commerce seeks to further those objectives by evaluating and endorsing candidates who are running for public offices of importance to the business community.

In its evaluation process, the Mesa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors follows its time-tested written procedures that include soliciting candidate views through written questionnaires, holding individual interviews with each candidate, and, for the important city races, sponsoring a public forum for where candidates can address Chamber members and the public in general. The Chamber’s Good Government Committee spent several days developing interview and forum questions, interviewing candidates, and conducting the candidate forum. The Good Government Committee then makes a recommendation to the Mesa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for a final vote on candidate endorsements.

With respect to Mesa’s upcoming election, Mesa Chamber of Commerce Board Chair, Shannon Heinze of Guild Mortgage, stated, “Mesa is fortunate to have so many qualified candidates participating in this election. Each of them is a community leader and would add to Mesa’s success. Our job is to choose from among qualified candidates, those individuals who the Chamber Board collectively believes will best advance business interests in the City of Mesa.” With that in mind, the Mesa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is proud to endorse the following candidates in the upcoming City of Mesa election cycle and office of Maricopa County Supervisor.

City of Mesa District 1 Councilmember Richard Adams

City of Mesa District 2 Councilmember Julie Spilsbury

City of Mesa District 3 Councilmember Francisco Heredia

City of Mesa Mayor Scott Smith

Maricopa County Supervisor District 1 Jack Sellers

Maricopa County Supervisor District 2 Thomas Galvin

In the near future, the Mesa Chamber of Commerce will announce a public meet and greet so members of our business community and others can get acquainted with and hear from these candidates.


About the Mesa Chamber of Commerce – For over one hundred thirty years, the Mesa Chamber has been the leading voice and strong advocate of businesses in the city of Mesa, Arizona. Its mission is to improve, promote and advocate for businesses in Mesa. A member-supported civic organization, the Mesa Chamber is an influential leader in the development of Mesa -- currently the 36th largest city in the United States.

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