Angel Encinas

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Encinas earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Arizona State University in 2014 [2]. He has professional experience working in multiple industries including retail and banking. Previously, he has worked in customer service and sales for Marriott Hotels and as a representative for Desert Schools Federal Credit Union [2]. Currently, Encinas is a manager of an Immigration Consulting Firm and Real Estate business [1].

Key Issues

Economy

Encinas supports increasing funding for public school districts, creating partnerships to attract quality staff, and increasing equity in schools by focusing on helping underprivileged students [1].

Education

Encinas supports increasing funding for public school districts, creating partnerships to attract quality staff, and increasing equity in schools by focusing on helping underprivileged students. [1]

Infrastructure

Encinas believes in maintaining a high “quality of life” for residents of Chandler by promoting newer infrastructure and facilities to provide amenities for all individuals living there [1].

Housing

Encinas wants to prioritize affordable housing and rent in Chandler neighborhoods to combat an increase in homelessness [3]. He would like to use grants to create programs that help people with housing and financial stability. He also wants to invest in communities so people can enhance and retain their property [1].

Transparency

Encinas wants to increase transparency on development initiatives and involve residents in issues that concern them. He would like to include the public in city decision making to build a strong community and increase trust in the government [3].

Civil Rights

Encinas prioritizes passing a Non-Discrimination Ordinance (NDO) to protect the diverse communities that reside in Chandler [3].

Environment

Encinas wants to focus on sustainability efforts, promote more resource conservation initiatives, and prioritize sustainable development in Chandler. He also wants to increase community outreach and education on water conservation methods [3].

Endorsements

United Phoenix Firefighters (UPFF); Arizona Police Association; Chandler Chamber of Commerce; Jennifer Palik, State House Representative; Cesar Chavez, State House Representative; Corey Woods, Tempe Mayor; OD Harris, Chandler Councilmember; Berdetta Hodge, School Board Member; Jennifer Adams, Tempe Councilmember

Sources

1 AngelForChandler
2 Linkedin
3 AZCentral