Matthew N. “Matt” Herman

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Incumbent

Background

Herman earned a BS in business management from Arizona State University in 1998. He was appointed to the city council in 2008 to fill a vacated seat. Herman was the Mayor Pro Tempore from 2011 to 2012 and 2017 to 2018. He is currently the Council liaison to the Casa Grande youth commission [4]. Herman also runs the Casa Grande-based Norris RV store [3].

At ASU, Herman held leadership positions at the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. Herman is a graduate of Project CENTRL Class XVI and the Casa Grande Leadership Academy. He is a fellow at the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy and is on the Board of Directors for the Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce. Herman was formerly the president of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Casa Grande Valley, the Western Pinal Republican Club, and The Rotary Club of Casa Grande [4].

Key Issues

Infrastructure

Herman wants to maintain Casa Grande infrastructure given the influx of large corporations and small businesses into the city [5]. During his time on the council, the group has initiated the building of a sewer line on Burris Road. Herman looks to widen Interstate 10 while working with the Gila River community and the Arizona Department of Transportation [3].

Economy

Herman wants to encourage the incoming of large corporations, such as Lucid Motors, Tractor Supply Company, and the Walmart Distribution Center [3]. He believes that major tax increases should be voted on by residents of Casa Grande and they should only occur for public safety, traffic, infrastructure, and community services [2].

Housing

Herman wants to implement policies that rezone and tilt land that is available for housing [3]. He also believes that municipalities should not have the power to prevent multinational companies from buying homes in Casa Grande due to the free market [2].

Religion

Herman considers churches to be very valuable to Casa Grande and believes churches are essential services during local or national emergencies. Herman is also in favor of zoning of churches being approved for residential and industrial areas. Also, he believes tax exemptions and benefits should be placed on churches [2].

Endorsements

No endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 Matt Herman
2 Calvary Chapel Casa Grande
3 Pinal Central
4 Casa Grande City Council
5 YouTube