Mark Freeman is running for re-election for Mesa City Council, District 1. He is currently the Vice Mayor of Mesa.

Mark Freeman comes from a farming family that is used to hard work, down to earth ideals, and conservatism. Mark’s roots go deep. His ancestor, Charles Crismon, was one of the founding fathers of Mesa. They have farmed in the valley since 1878. He currently farms the property at Brown and Center Street in Mesa, growing alfalfa, sweet corn and doing a summer farmer’s market for 34 years, providing jobs for neighborhood youth, teaching them about honesty, hard work and customer service.

He is currently President of Maricopa County Farm Bureau and serves on the Board of Directors for Arizona Farm Bureau. As well as other City Committees, the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and for the National League of Cities sits on the Public Safety and Large Cities of America Committee’s.

Mark worked for the Mesa Fire & Medical Department for 31 years as a Captain Paramedic, retiring 9 years ago. He has a great love and passion for our city, our neighborhoods and community. Mesa needs strong leadership. Mark will not be afraid to express his opinion on matters relating to each of us as residents. He listens to his constituents and makes pragmatic decisions. He has had the opportunity to work in our neighborhoods as a firefighter/paramedic and has extended that service to community involvement, serving on the City of Mesa Board of Adjustment. He has also served in the Lehi area as Board President for 12 years, helping neighbors work out disagreements and coming to a amicable solution.