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John Giles
Mayor of Mesa
Assumed office
September 18, 2014
Preceded by Alex Finter
Personal details
Born1959/1960 (age 58–59)
Mesa, Arizona, U.S.
Political party Republican
Education Brigham Young University ( BA)
Arizona State University, Tempe ( JD)

John C. Giles (born 1960) is an American politician. He has served as the 40th mayor of Mesa, Arizona since 2014. [1]

Biography

Giles graduated from Westwood High School in 1978. He attended Brigham Young University, graduating with a political science degree in 1984. Giles received his law degree from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in 1987 and works as a lawyer with the firm Giles & Dickson. [2]

Giles served as President of the East Valley Bar Association from 1992 until 1993. [3] He was elected to the Mesa City Council in 1996, serving until 2000, including a term as Vice Mayor from 1998 until 2000. [4]

Following Mayor Scott Smith's resignation in 2014, Giles was elected mayor in a special election, for a term lasting until 2017. [5] He was sworn in on September 18, 2014. [6] [7] In 2016, Giles was reelected to a full four-year term, which is set to last until 2021. [8]

Personal life

Giles and his wife, Dawn, have five children and seven grandchildren. [9]

Political positions

Giles is a registered Republican, although the position of mayor is officially nonpartisan. He has a leadership role as a Trustee in the US Conference of Mayors Organization. [10] He reportedly encouraged former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake to run for President. [11] [12]

Electoral history

Mesa City Council at-large primary, 1996 [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan John Giles 14,392 15.8%
Nonpartisan T. Farrell Jensen 11,861 13.1%
Nonpartisan Lillian Wilkinson 10,885 12.0%
Nonpartisan David Molina 10,070 11.1%
Nonpartisan Dennis Kavanaugh 9,848 10.8%
Nonpartisan Dana B. Harper 9,635 10.6%
Nonpartisan Michael D. Whiting 9,196 10.1%
Nonpartisan Manuel Cortez 5,873 6.5%
Nonpartisan David A. Wier 5,403 6.0%
Nonpartisan John Robie 6,639 4.0%
Total votes 90,802 100.0%
Mesa City Council election, 1996 [14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan John Giles 17,426 23.2%
Nonpartisan T. Farrell Jensen 15,949 21.2%
Nonpartisan Dennis Kavanaugh 13,481 17.9%
Nonpartisan Lillian Wilkinson 10,407 13.8%
Nonpartisan Dana B. Harper 10,053 13.4%
Nonpartisan David Molina 7,831 10.4%
Total votes 75,147 100.0%
Mesa mayoral special election, 2014 [15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan John Giles 33,177 72.7%
Nonpartisan Danny Ray 12,483 27.3%
Total votes 45,660 100.0%
Mesa mayoral election, 2016 [16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan John Giles 52,273 99.0%
Write-in Write-ins 535 1.0%
Total votes 52,808 100.0%

References

  1. ^ "Mayor John Giles | City of Mesa". www.mesaaz.gov. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  2. ^ "Mayor John Giles". City of Mesa. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "John C. Giles, Attorney". Giles & Dickson. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  4. ^ "Mayor John Giles". City of Mesa, Arizona. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  5. ^ Brodie, Mark (September 19, 2014). "John Giles Elected Mayor Of Mesa". KJZZ. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  6. ^ Godfrey, Trevor (September 20, 2014). "Mesa mayor Giles officially sworn into office". East Valley Tribune. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  7. ^ Polletta, Maria; Leavitt, Parker (September 19, 2014). "John Giles sworn in as Mesa's 40th mayor". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  8. ^ "Mayor John Giles". NDC Academy. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  9. ^ "Mayor John Giles | City of Mesa". www.mesaaz.gov. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  10. ^ Burns, David W. (2016-11-23). "Leadership". United States Conference of Mayors. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  11. ^ Altavena, Lily (November 17, 2017). "Mesa mayor encourages Flake to run for president, appears to call Trump an 'idiot'". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  12. ^ Altavena, Lily (November 21, 2017). "Mesa mayor faces harsh backlash for hot-mic comments about President Donald Trump". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  13. ^ "Mesa, AZ City Council At Large Primary 1996". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  14. ^ "Mesa, AZ City Council At Large 1996". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  15. ^ "Mesa, AZ Mayor - Special Election 2014". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  16. ^ "Mesa, AZ Mayor 2014". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 18, 2017.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alex Finter
Mayor of Mesa
2014–present
Incumbent