Ray Deer

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Ray Deer graduated with a Bachelor’s in Political Science from California State University at Long Beach and a Masters in Education from National University. Deer is a member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, currently working as an associate judge for them and as a pro tem judge for the Gila River Community, Tonto Apache, and Yavapai Apache Tribe. He is running for Mesa Unified School District Board. He has been a governing school board member for Salt River Schools from 2015-2017 and has held volunteer leadership positions for Boy Scouts of America, New Leaf’s East Valley Men’s Center, and California Welfare Home Storage Center [2].

Key Issues

School Safety

Deer supports maintaining school safety [1, 2].


Deer supports transparency, accountability, and high expectations within/from the school district [1]. 


No endorsements could be found.


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2 East Valley Tribune
3 Your Valley Net