Jamie Aldama

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent

Background

Jamie Aldama graduated from Glendale University with a degree in City Government and also graduated from the Hispanic Leadership West Institute. Aldama is a current Councilmember representing Glendale’s Ocotillo District, having begun his term in December 2014 [1, 2, 4]. He was re-elected in  August of 2018 for a second term, and during one year (2022) of this term, he served as the Vice Mayor. He is a former board member of the Glendale Elementary School District Governing Board and the National League of Cities – Community and Economic Development Committee. Aldama has served on many boards for Glendale Government, including the Government Services Committee, Chamber of Commerce, Planning and Zoning Commission, and many more. He is currently a member of Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). He was also recently re-appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2023 Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Federal Advocacy Committee [1].


Jamie Aldama was awarded the Outstanding Public Official by the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association Award for his various contributions to Glendale [1].

Key Issues

Community

 Aldama wants to increase community involvement by restoring local amenities and hosting community gatherings [6]. He also wants to improve accessibility to programs for the elderly and youth [1].

Endorsements

The Glendale Education Association; Glendale Chamber of Commerce [3]

Sources

1 Glendale AZ
2 Ballotpedia
3 Facebook
4 LinkedIn
5 Aldama for Mayor
6 The Glendale Star