Scott Somers represented District 6 on the Mesa City Council from 2006 to 2014, including serving two years as Vice Mayor. During his previous time on council, Scott Somers was dedicated to fiscal responsibility, attracting jobs and economic opportunities, enhancing public safety, and improving quality of life. He helped spearhead the efforts to develop the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway area into a high-wage job hub as well as helped to redevelop the former GM Proving Grounds into the award-winning Eastmark community.
Somers quickly became a recognized regional leader representing Mesa on several organizations including chairing Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for East Valley Partnership, Mesa Chamber of Commerce, Visit Mesa, the Mesa United Way, and Mountain Vista Medical Center.
Somers has spent a career on the front lines of fire and emergency medical services. He understands firsthand what it takes to ensure our first responders can be there when citizens need them most. During his time on council, Somers chaired the National League of Cities Public Safety and Crime Prevention steering committee and represented cities on the National Homeland Security Consortium, SAFECOM Executive Committee, and the Public Safety Advisory Committee to FirstNet. Somers was twice appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council.
Scott and his wife, Janell, moved to Mesa more than 27 years ago following their service in the US Air Force. They raised their two children in the Superstition Springs neighborhood, and now live in Eastmark. Their son Tyler, an electrical engineer, lives and works in the East Valley. Their daughter is a chemist and son-in-law an Air Force Officer assigned to Luke AFB. Scott and Janell are proud grandparents to their two grandsons.
With most of the ballots counted, I am pleased to say that we are in the lead with more than 58% of the vote! I am humbled by the overwhelming support and trust the voters of District 6 have placed in me.