Alicia Goforth

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Alicia Goforth was a practicing lawyer and member of the Corporate, Finance, and Banking division of the law firms Shook, Hardy, and Bacon LLP. She later became an in-house corporate counsel for Cerner Corporation, a healthcare information technology company. She has lived in Mesa for 14 years. Goforth spent several years on the Board of the Parent Teacher Organization, where she was President. Goforth is a member of the Mesa Public Schools Parent Council, representing the Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies. She was also on the Board of Directors of her neighborhood Las Sendas, where she was the Secretary and Vice President [1].

Key Issues

Education

Goforth has voiced support for maintaining local education systems in Mesa to facilitate more creation of jobs [1].

Law Enforcement

Goforth supports investing more resources into police and fire departments to allow for more effective work by these departments. Goforth hopes to use investment in newer technologies and efficiency plans [1]. She wants to utilize new technologies and implement new plans to improve efficiency for first responders [4].

Infrastructure

Goforth hopes to preserve areas of scenery with minimal traffic and greater citizen accessibility [3]. This would occur through creative design of these areas. Furthermore, Goforth hopes to extend walkable space within Mesa. Goforth hopes to ensure the quality development of infrastructure [1].

Economy

Goforth wants to limit regulations to allow for more streamlined economic development by companies in Mesa [1]. She wants to retain future generations in Mesa by providing well-paying jobs for Mesa’s residents [4].

Budget

Goforth hopes to use funding in parks and recreation to maintain scenic areas, including Red Mountain Park [3].

Water

Goforth hopes to find ways that Mesa residents can limit their water usage to conserve more. Furthermore, she wants to update developmental standards to find additional uses for treated wastewater [4].

Housing

Goforth wants to encourage for-sale multifamily development and support commercial zoning so businesses will provide high-paying jobs. She hopes that residents can then experience low taxes and opportunities to work close to home [5].

Endorsements

United Mesa Firefighters PAC, Leeward-Renewable Energy

Sources

1 Goforth for Mesa 
2 East Valley Tribune
3 The Mesa Tribune
4 AZCentral