Kevin Hartke

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Incumbent

Background

Kevin Hartke graduated from U of Missouri, Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry [1,3]. Hartke previously served on Chandler’s City Council for 9 years, before his current mayoral term. Harke is currently on the Leadership Board of the Arizona League of Towns and Cities; the Transportation Policy Committee, the Regional Board and Executive Committee of Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG); the Valley Metro Rail Board, and the Regional Public Transportation Authority; and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. He has served on the boards of the following Chandler-related organizations: the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, For Our City-Chandler, and Chandler Sister Cities. Hartke has volunteered with the Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona (DCFA), American Cancer Society, Galveston Elementary School, Chandler Coalition On Youth Substance Abuse (CCYSA), and the YMCA [1].

Key Issues

Public Safety

Hartke wants to provide proper staff, training, and equipment to first responders [1].

Economy

Hartke wants Chandler to attract innovative companies like Intel and Northrop Grumman by continuing to innovate in city practices. He values job creation in these companies. Hartke supports low sales tax, property tax, and utility costs [1].

Housing

Hartke plans to address housing shortages through expanding public housing, working with nonprofits including New Town and Habitat for Humanity, finding more public-private partnerships, and redeveloping aging retail areas to put in mixed-use projects [4].

Education

Hartke supports public, charter, and private schools and has volunteered with schools in Chandler [1].

Endorsements

Terry Roe, Chandler Vice Mayor
Rene Lopez, Chandler Council member
Mark Stewart, Chandler Council member
Christine Ellis, Chandler Council member
O D Harris, Chandler Council member
Andy Biggs, Congressman
Eddie Cook, Maricopa County Assessor
J D Mesnard, Arizona State Senator
Jeff Weninger, Arizona State Representative
Brigette Peterson, Gilbert Mayor
Ben Graff, Central Arizona Project Board Member
Jenifer Brown, Central Arizona Project Board Member
Boyd Dunn, former Chandler Mayor
Nora Ellen, former Chandler Council member
Jeremy McClymonds, former Chandler Council member
Trinity Donovan, former Chandler Council member
West & Southeast Realtors of the Valley
Chandler Chamber

Sources

1 Kevin Hartke
2 Chandler AZ
3 SanTan Sun
4 AZCentral