Tempe Vice Mayor Mark Mitchell, a third-generation Arizonan, was re-elected to his second four-year term on the City Council in March 2004.
Mr. Mitchell is a native of Tempe where he is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Tempe Board of Directors, Tempe Leadership Class XV and Tempe Sister Cities. Mark is the chair of the council Tourism and Economic Development Committee and serves on the Cultural and Community Programs Committee.
Mr. Mitchell serves as a Board Member for the Tempe Community Council, Tempe Impact Education Foundation and the Tempe YMCA. He is the chair of the University Community Caucus for the National League of Cities where he has served as a board member since 2002.
Mitchell attended McClintock High School and Arizona State University. He is married to Debra Mitchell and has two daughters, Allyson and Sophia.
Mr. 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. Harry Mitchell currently is a State Senator representing District 17. Mark’s uncle, Bob Mitchell, has been mayor of Casa Grande since 1993. Mark’s great-grandfather, W.W. Mitchell, also was a state legislator.