Councilmember Jack sellers has lived in Chandler since 1994. He began his tenure on the City Council in January 2009.
He is the former facilities manager for the General Motors Desert Proving Ground in Mesa. During his time here in Chandler, Jack has been active in the community and in the region with a strong interest in economic development and transportation issues. He served as a member and chair of the Chandler Transportation Commission and chaired the Chandler Transportation Bond Committee. He also served on the Chandler Airport Noise Compatibility Study Advisory Committee and represents Chandler on the Maricopa Association of Governments Transportation Policy Committee.
He has also been very active with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council serving on the International Leadership Committee and as a board member and executive committee member. With the East Valley Partnership, he is a member of the board, serves on the Economic Development and Government Relations Committees, is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Gateway to the East Valley Magazine and chairs the Transportation Committee. Jack is a member of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and participates on the Public Policy Committee. He also served as a board member and chair of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce- -having been named Business Leader of the Year in 2004.
Councilmember Sellers is a member of Arizona Town Hall and has served as a board member and participated in four Town Halls, twice as a Delegate and twice as a Panel Leader. He is also a member of the Arizona Mexico Commission where he serves on the Transportation Committee. He has been High School Booster Club President, Elementary School PTO President, Little League coach, Homeowners Association President and a member of the Maricopa Community College Commission on Excellence in Education.
He has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from New Mexico State University. Jack is married to Marie, and they have three grown children and eight grandchildren.
Issue: Safety First
Recent Shootings, Stabbings And Other Violent Events In The East Valley, Remind Us That The Number One Obligation Of Government Is To Protect Its Citizens. I Have First Hand Experience In Working With Police And Fire To Make Communities Safer. We Must Have Adequate Police, Fire And Emergency Services To Protect Our People. I Am Committed To Making Chandler A Safe City.
Issue: Strong Economy, Economic Growth and Quality Jobs
Poverty And The Lack Of Jobs Lead To Crime, Drug Use, And The Breakdown Of Individuals And Families. Working With Leaders In All Areas Of Our Economy, I Will Push For Sensible Policies That Will Build A Strong Sustainable Economy And Create Better Paying Jobs For The People Of Chandler. My Background, Experience And Qualifications Allow Me To Provide Solutions For The Economic Issues We Now Face.
Issue: Excellent Educational Opportunities
Research Shows That The More Education A Person Receives The Less Likely They Are To Commit Crime, Use Drugs And Engage In Abusive Or Harmful Behavior. Education Is Essential In Building Strong Individuals, Strong Families, And Strong Communities. Wherever Possible I Will Work To Promote Excellent Educational Opportunities. It Is One Of The Best Ways We Can Invest In Our Children, In Our People And In Our Future.
After Giving Many Years Of Productive Service To Family, Jobs, Community And Country, Our Seniors Become Some Of The Most Vulnerable In Society. Fraud, Identity Theft, Violent Crime, Health Care Issues Are Just A Few Of The Serious Problems That Seniors Face. I Am Sensitive To The Needs Of Seniors And Will Work Hard To Represent Them And Their Families.
[Information courtesy electjacksellers.com]