Mesa Chamber of Commerce board member Kevin Thompson announced his intent to run for the Mesa City Council in a press release released last week.
According to the release, Thompson, who has worked for Southwest Gas for 15 years, will vie for Mesa’s sixth-district seat in the 2014 election. The seat currently belongs to Scott Somers, who will complete his second term in office in January 2015.
Thompson earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and served in Operation Desert Storm as a member of the United States Air Force. He is a member of several organizations, including the Centers for Habilitation and the Central Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association.