Francisco Heredia was appointed to the Mesa City Council to fill the vacant District 3 seat on September 28, 2017. Heredia will serve as the District 3 Councilmember until the election in August of 2018.
Heredia has experience working in government, working for both the Maricopa County Recorder Office and the United States Census Bureau. He spent time as the National Field Director of Mi Familia Vota and One Arizona, the KidsCare Outreach Coordinator for the Arizona Healthcare Cost Containment System and as a prevention specialist for Chicanos Por la Causa.
Before moving to Mesa he was a resident of Chandler, where he served as a commissioner for the Chandler Housing and Human Services Commission. He also served on the State of Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners, which he was appointed to by the Governor of Arizona.
Mr. Heredia has a degree in Political Science and a Masters of Public Administration from Arizona State University. He owns his consulting firm, assisting clients with grant writing, planning and strategy. He and his wife Carmen have three children.