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Mark Freeman, the candidate for Mayor of Mesa, Arizona

Mark Freeman, a devoted Mesa resident and former Captain Paramedic, embodies the values of family, integrity, and community. As a respected member of the Mesa City Council, he actively addresses community concerns and seeks practical solutions. Now running for Mesa Mayor, Mark Freeman offers steady leadership and conservative values for a brighter future.

Mesa Born and Bred

Mark Freeman is not only a dedicated public servant but also a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Having called Mesa home for over 60 years, Mark and his wife LeeAnn have deep roots in the community. They cherish their three children and nine grandchildren, fostering strong family values. Mark's commitment to Mesa extends beyond his personal life. After a successful career as a Captain Paramedic in the Mesa Fire and Medical Department, he was elected to the Mesa City Council in 2016. Representing District 1 since 2017, Mark's leadership has been recognized as he served as Vice Mayor from 2019 to 2021. With a profound connection to Mesa's history as a descendant of one of the city's founding fathers, Mark continues the family farming tradition and actively participates in community organizations such as the Mesa Board of Adjustment and the National League of Cities Public Safety & Crime Prevention committee.

Veteran Firefighter

After graduating from Westwood High School and Rio Salado College, Mark embarked on a remarkable 31-year career with the Mesa Fire Department. Throughout his journey, he served as a firefighter, engineer, and captain paramedic specializing in handling hazardous materials crises. In recognition of his exceptional contributions, Mark was honored as Arizona's Fire Fighter of the Year in 1994 for saving a man's life at Boy Scout's Camp Geronimo in Payson.

Public Servant

Mark's perspective on his role in the community is straightforward: "I just like to be a problem solver." With a lifelong love for Mesa, he is determined to continue serving the city, his neighbors, and the local families. Mark believes in finding intelligent approaches to minimize costs while fostering stronger connections between residents and city staff.

As a member of the Mesa City Council, Mark aspires for every resident in District 1 and throughout the city to feel the genuine support of a friend and a dedicated public servant. His commitment to serving Mesa is unwavering, and he aims to enhance the well-being of the community by championing their needs on the council.

Neighborhood Advocate

Although retired from firefighting and dedicated to the family farm, Mark's desire to serve his community remains unwavering. He actively participates in his church and has spent ten years as President of the Lehi Community Improvement Association, earning the affectionate nickname "the Mayor of Lehi." Additionally, Mark currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Maricopa County Farm Bureau and the Arizona State Farm Bureau.