MEET THE MAYOR
Mark Mitchell is a third-generation Arizonan with deep roots in the Tempe community. Before being elected Mayor in May 2012, Mitchell was elected to the City Council in March of 2000 and served three four-year terms. Mayor Mitchell is continuing his family’s legacy in Arizona politics. His father, Harry Mitchell, was Mayor of Tempe from 1978 to 1994 and served on the City Council for more than 24 years.
Mark attended elementary and middle school in the community before graduating from McClintock High School. He also earned a Political Science degree from Arizona State University. He has two daughters that he is raising in his hometown.