The Mayor and City Councilmembers are elected "at large" to represent the entire City. They are not elected to represent districts or wards. The term of the office of Mayor and Councilmember is four years and is limited to two consecutive terms. Candidate elections are held in the even-numbered years. Each election year, three positions for City Council are up for election. Every four years an election is held for the office of Mayor.
City Council meetings are usually held the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Study Sessions are usually held on the Monday prior to a Council meeting. Check the City Meetings Calendar or the Meeting Agendas pages for the official schedule.
Chandler City Council
Front Row, from left: Councilmember Terry Roe, Mayor Kevin Hartke, Vice Mayor René Lopez.
Back Row, from left: Councilmember Matt Orlando, Councilmember Mark Stewart, Councilmember Jeremy McClymonds, and Councilmember Sam Huang.
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Mayor Kevin Hartke
Current Term: January 2019 – January 2023
Mayor Kevin Hartke began his term in January 2019. He previously served nine years on the City Council, first as an interim Councilmember in 2008, and then was elected to consecutive terms and served from January 2011 to January 2019. Kevin served as Vice Mayor twice, in 2015 and 2017.
Kevin and his wife, Lynne, have been married for 39 years and have lived in Chandler since 1985. He served as Lead Pastor at Trinity Christian Fellowship in Chandler where he worked from 1985-2018. He has a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Missouri, Columbia; and a master’s degree in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He served as the statewide director of For Our City for nine years, which is a collaborative effort of government, business, nonprofit and faith leaders gathered to find solutions for needs in a community.
Kevin is involved extensively in the State, Phoenix metropolitan region, and Chandler. As Mayor, he serves on:
- Arizona League of Cities and Towns Executive Board
- Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Executive Board and Regional Council
- Greater Phoenix Economic Council
- Board Member of the Regional Public Transportation Authority
- Board member of Valley Metro light rail
- MAG Regional Transportation Committee
In Chandler, Kevin also volunteers with:
- American Cancer Society
- Ex-officio Board member with the Chandler Chamber of Commerce
- Ex-officio Board member with Chandler's Sister Cities
His past regional service included the following:
- Board member of the MAG Economic Development Committee
- Board member with Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona
- Chair of the Continuum of Care Regional Committee to End Homelessness for MAG
- Governor’s Commission on Faith and Communities and the Congressional Committee on Faith and Neighborhoods
His past service in Chandler and beyond included the following:
- Chandler City Councilmember
- Commissioner on the Planning and Zoning Commission
- Chairman of Human Relations Commission
- Chairman of the 2010 Complete Count Committee and member of a previous Charter Revision Committee
- Ex-official member of Chandler Airport Commission
- For Our City Chandler Director
- Executive Board of the Chandler Coalition On Youth Substance Abuse
- YMCA soccer coach
- Community volunteer activist and organizer of citywide volunteer efforts and Arrowhead Meadows Traditional Neighborhood Organizer
- Literacy advocate, reading weekly to students at Galveston Elementary since 2007
Connect with the Mayor's Initiatives
Mayor Hartke supports several initiatives to connect with community members in areas that are important to the entire City. The Mayor encourages all Chandler residents to get involved.
Vice Mayor René Lopez has lived and worked in Chandler since 2007. He began his first term on the Chandler City Council in January 2015.
He is a third-generation Arizona native, born and raised in the East Valley, and graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering, with a minor in Direct Energy Conversion.
Vice Mayor Lopez is a third-generation U.S. Navy veteran. He served as a Naval Officer aboard submarines, honorably separating from the Navy in 2000 as a Lieutenant, with more than four years of service. After more than a decade of traveling and moving with the U.S. Navy, and as a Project Manager, he and his family decided to move back home to be closer to family.
He has an extensive career in project management, with more than 15 years of experience working in telecommunications, energy, and currently in information technology. He previously served two years as a member on the City’s Parks and Recreation Board, and was Chair of the Chandler Education Coalition, member of the Chandler Chamber Education and Workforce Coalition and Executive Board Member of Read on Chandler. He currently represents Chandler on the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, Ex-Officio member of the Chandler Airport Commission, member of the Arizona Department of Revenue Municipal Tax Code Commission, and serves on the City of Chandler’s Communications and Public Affairs, Information Technology, Management Services and Facilities and Fleet; and the Airport, Development Services, Public Works and Utilities and Transportation Policy subcommittees. René also is the Chairman of the Board of CeCe’s Hope Center, a nonprofit helping women rescued from sex-trafficking.
He has been married to Jessica for 22 years, and they have two children: Brianna and Andrew.
Current term expires January 2023
Councilmember Sam Huang was born and raised in Taiwan. He and his family have lived in Chandler since 2007. Sam began his first term on City Council in January 2017.
While in Taiwan, after obtaining a bachelor degree from Tamkang University, he served in the military for two years and became a reporter. Later he received a teaching certificate from the National Taiwan Normal University and became a school teacher. He also was active in local politics and entrepreneurship.
He and his wife came to Kansas City for graduate studies in 1993. Later they moved to Western New York. Sam continued his doctoral studies, while supporting his wife’s educational aspirations in dentistry and raising their children. They moved to the Chicago area in 2005 and became United States citizens there in 2006.
He is passionate about education and earned his Ph.D. in the field of Comparative Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has experience teaching in Chinese schools and the Buffalo Public Schools. While in Chicago, he led a local group and applied for a charter school.
Since moving to Arizona, Sam developed an interest in real estate on a part-time basis, and later served as the principal at Career Success High School in Mesa.
Councilmember Huang is an Ex-Officio member of the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership. He serves on the City Council Subcommittees of Community Services, Economic Development, Neighborhood Resources and Cultural Development; and Airport, Development Services, Public Works and Utilities and Transportation Policy. He currently serves as the vice chair for the 2020 Census Complete Count Committee and became a member of the TIPW (Transportation, Infrastructure & Public Works) Committee of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns.
Prior to taking office, he was involved with the Chandler Kiwanis, the Arizona Asian American Association and served on Chandler’s Museum Advisory Board.
Sam has been married for 25 years and has two sons.
Current term expires January 2021
Councilmember Jeremy McClymonds has lived in Chandler for more than 15 years. Jeremy has more than 20 years of professional experience in finance, sales, business and management. He is a financial advisor and principal owner of FORM Prosperity Wealth Advisors, a Chandler-based business. Also a serial entrepreneur, Jeremy is involved with two startup companies and a partner in a land investment company.
Councilmember McClymonds believes that children and commerce are the lifeblood of all great communities. We must care for children because they are our future and we must drive commerce because we want a strong economy in our community. With this conviction as his foundation, he has given his time and service to several local organizations. He is past Chairman of the Board of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. He is the Membership Development Board Chair of the Chandler Compadres and serves on the Board of Kiwanis Chandler Young Professionals. He previously was a member of the City’s Parks and Recreation Board and was Chairman on the Vote Yes on Prop. 493 campaign, which successfully achieved voter approval of the Chandler General Plan in 2016. Councilmember McClymonds serves on the City of Chandler’s subcommittees for Communications and Public Affairs, Information Technology, Management Services and Facilities and Fleet; and Public Safety.
He holds a Bachelor degree of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Jeremy has been married to his wife, Sheila, for 18 years, and they have two children.
Current term expires January 2021
Councilmember Matt Orlando has been a resident of Chandler since 1983 and began his fifth term on the City Council in January 2019. He also served as a City Councilmember from 1990 to 1998 and 2004-2013.
Recently, he retired from Honeywell. His final role was Director of Technical Sales and was responsible for business development, sales and marketing of more than $500M worth of satellite, space and missile technology communications products for the military and other government agencies. He led a world-wide sales and business team of 26 people and directed successful business ventures in both the U.S. and international markets.
He retired as a Colonel in the US Air Force after serving 30 years on active duty and in the Arizona Air National Guard. His last assignment was serving as the Chief of Staff for the Arizona Air Staff Headquarters.
Councilmember Orlando is an Arizona State Representative to the National League of Cities’ Financial, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Committee. He was previously a member of the National League of Cities’ Transportation, Infrastructure and Services Policy and Advocacy Committee and during his first term, he also served as the Arizona State Representative to the National League of Cities’ FAIR Committee. Councilmember Orlando chaired the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Human Services Coordinating Committee; and served on the MAG Regional Aviation Systems Plan Policy Committee. He also serves on the City of Chandler's Community Services, Economic Development, Neighborhood Resources and Cultural Development; and the Public Safety subcommittees. In addition, he serves as the Council representative for the Read On Chandler/Chamber Education Workforce/Chandler Education Coalition.
Councilmember Orlando is a past president of the Board of Directors of the Chandler YMCA, and past president of the Chandler Optimist Club. He is a member of the American Legion, coached for both Chandler Youth Baseball and YMCA youth programs and taught Junior Achievement courses to elementary age school children. He is currently involved as the Vice President of the Chandler Girls Softball League. He enjoys being an umpire for both youth and adult softball.
He is married to Pat and they have a daughter, Leah; and two sons, Matt and Anthony.
A native of Newark, NJ, he graduated from Rutgers University, New Jersey with a BA in Political Science and received an MBA from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA.
Current term expires January 2023
Councilmember Terry Roe became a resident of the Southeast Valley in 1965 and moved his family to Chandler in 1988. He began his first term on the City Council in January 2015.
In 1987, Councilmember Roe completed the Phoenix Regional Police Academy and began a 20-year career with the Mesa Police Department. While serving as a police sergeant, he worked in the DARE unit, on robbery detail, with the Center Against Family Violence and in the auto theft and burglary unit.
Councilmember Roe has an extended history of volunteer and leadership service in the community. In 1999, Terry was appointed by Governor Jane Hull on the Arizona Parent’s Commission on Drug Education and Prevention, serving two terms. He also was a Scout Leader and a two-term board member on the Mesa Police Benevolent Fund.
Today, Councilmember Roe is a Chandler Kiwanis Club member and serves on the Salvation Army Chandler Corps Advisory Board and the Phoenix Silent Witness Program Board. He also is an Executive Board Member for the Chandler Coalition for Youth Substance Abuse and serves on Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Economic Development Committee. Vice Mayor Roe continues to be involved with the MAG Transportation Policy Committee and serves on the City of Chandler’s Airport, Development Services, Public Works and Utilities and Transportation Policy; and Public Safety subcommittees.
Councilmember Roe attended Mesa Community College and studied business administration and management at the University of Phoenix.
He has been married for more than 38 years to Cheryl, his Gilbert High School Sweetheart. They have two children, Paul and Katie, and three wonderful grandchildren.
Current term expires January 2023
Councilmember Mark Stewart a resident of Chandler since 2001, began his first term on the City Council in January 2017.
Mark and his family moved from the Midwest expecting to stay for a couple of years before returning home. They fell in love with the community, the people, and the vision of what Chandler would become. The Stewart’s can’t imagine calling somewhere else home.
Councilmember Stewart is a champion for innovation and creating opportunity through commerce. Mark spent more than 20 years with Fortune50 organizations and now owns a marketing and brand company, Concept2Completion. As a serial entrepreneur, Mark is involved with two additional startup companies as a founding partner.
Councilmember Stewart believes good governance involves helping provide a community that is safe, livable and committed to facilitating improved quality of life and business opportunity. Mark works to foster a community that embraces inclusion, innovation and spirit on entrepreneurial development. Mark knows that a good municipal fiscal policy provides the backbone for the most successful cities.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Missouri State University. Within the community, he volunteers and supports local non-profits and maintains an active faith.
Councilmember Stewart serves on the following boards and committees: Maricopa Association of Governments Human Services, and Community Initiatives Committee; Arizona League of Cities and Towns Budget, Finance and Economic Development Committee; METRO Rail Board of Directors; East Valley Partnership Board of Directors; Chandler Airport Commission Ex-Officio; Chair for the 2020 Census Complete Count Committee; and National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Federal Advocacy Committee, a federal advocacy group working to help cities maintain local control.
He also represents Chandler on the Community Services, Economic Development, and Neighborhood Resources; and Communications and Public Affairs, Information Technology, and Management Services Subcommittees.
Current term expires January 2021