John Giles (mayor)
|Mayor of Mesa|
|Assumed office |
September 18, 2014
|Preceded by||Alex Finter|
|Born||1959/1960 (age 59–60)|
Mesa, Arizona, U.S.
|Education||Brigham Young University (BA)|
Arizona State University, Tempe (JD)
Giles graduated from Westwood High School in 1978. He attended Brigham Young University, graduating with a political science degree in 1984. Giles received his law degree from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in 1987 and works as a lawyer with the firm Giles & Dickson.
Giles served as President of the East Valley Bar Association from 1992 until 1993. He was elected to the Mesa City Council in 1996, serving until 2000, including a term as Vice Mayor from 1998 until 2000.
Following Mayor Scott Smith's resignation in 2014, Giles was elected mayor in a special election, for a term lasting until 2017. He was sworn in on September 18, 2014. In 2016, Giles was reelected to a full four-year term, which is set to last until 2021.
Giles and his wife, Dawn, have five children and eight grandchildren.
Giles is a registered Republican, although the position of mayor is officially nonpartisan. He has a leadership role as a Trustee in the US Conference of Mayors Organization. He reportedly encouraged former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake to run for President.
|Nonpartisan||T. Farrell Jensen||11,861||13.1%|
|Nonpartisan||Dana B. Harper||9,635||10.6%|
|Nonpartisan||Michael D. Whiting||9,196||10.1%|
|Nonpartisan||David A. Wier||5,403||6.0%|
|Nonpartisan||T. Farrell Jensen||15,949||21.2%|
|Nonpartisan||Dana B. Harper||10,053||13.4%|
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