The Mesa City Council, during a special council meeting this morning, has appointed Francisco Heredia to serve as District 3 Councilmember. Heredia was one of five finalists selected from a pool of 31 eligible applicants by the City Council at the Sept. 21 City Council Study Session.
Heredia most recently worked as the community relations manager for the Maricopa County Recorder. He has also worked as the national field director for Mi Familia Vota and One Arizona, as well as for the United States Census Bureau, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System and Chicanos Por La Causa. While living in Chandler, he was appointed to the Housing and Human Services Commission. Heredia holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with a certificate in American public policy and a master’s degree in public administration from Arizona State University.
Mesa City Clerk DeeAnn Mickelsen officially swore Heredia into office this morning. A formal swearing-in ceremony will take place at the Oct. 2 City Council meeting.
Heredia will serve as the District 3 Councilmember until the election on Aug. 28, 2018. A run-off election, if required, will be on Nov. 6, 2018.