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Harry Mitchell's Biography

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Full Name:

Harry E. Mitchell




Wife: Marianne; 2 Children

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Phoenix, AZ

Home City:

Tempe, AZ


Roman Catholic

MPA, Arizona State University, 1980

BA, Political Science, Arizona State University, 1962


Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 5, 2010

Mayor, City of Tempe, 1978-1994

Member, City Council, City of Tempe, 1970-1978

Board Member, Tempe Community Council, 1970-1978

Chair, Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee, Maricopa Association of Governments

Member, Arts and Recreation Committee, United States Conference of Mayors

Member, Blue Ribbon Committee, Maricopa Association of Governments

Member, Energy and Environment Committee, United States Conference of Mayors

Member, International Affairs Committee, United States Conference of Mayors

Vice Chair, Maricopa County Charter Committee

Adjunct Professor, Arizona State University

Teacher, Government/Economics, Tempe High School, 1964-1992

Member, Arizona Academy

President, Arizona Municipal Water Users Association

Dean's Advisory Board, Arizona State University College of Public Programs

Chair, Arizona Transportation Improvement Association

Board Member, Childsplay

Chair, Citizens for Better County Government

Advisory Board, Compadre High School

Member, Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Policy, National League of Cities

Member, Human Development Steering Leaders, National League of Cities

Board of Directors, Jobs for Arizona's Graduates

Member, Leadership Training Council, National League of Cities

President, League of Arizona Cities and Towns

Board, Library, Archives and Public Records

Vice Chair, Maricopa Association of Governments

Chair, Regional Public Transportation Authority

Board of Directors, Rio Salado Foundation

Advisory Board, Saint Luke's Hospital

Advisory Board, Salvation Army

Board Member, Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau

Vice President, Tempe Sister City Organization