Mayor Giles FeaturedJohn Giles is the 40th mayor of Mesa, Arizona. He was first elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2016 and 2020.  

Mayor Giles oversees a growing economy that has added tens of thousands of new jobs, over $8 billion in new capital investment, and employers like Apple, Amazon, Google and Meta. Under his leadership, the city adopted a nondiscrimination ordinance, demonstrating that Mesa is an inclusive city committed to equality. 

Born and raised in Mesa, Mayor Giles earned degrees from Brigham Young University in Political Science and Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law where he is now an Adjunct Professor. He practiced law in Mesa for nearly 30 years before working full-time as Mayor. Mayor Giles has completed two full Ironman competitions, 20 marathons and four Boston Marathons. He is the creator and host of the It’s Always Cool in Mesa podcast, which shares the city’s most beloved history, people and stories. Mayor Giles and his wife Dawn have been married for more than 40 years. They have five children and eight grandchildren.

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