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Dobson Ranch Dems & Friends – Aug 8th
August 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dobson Ranch Democrats and Friends Club
By Jill Snyder, Treasurer & Ryan Winkle, Vice President
We Welcome You To Our Open Meetings!
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug 8th, 2018 6pm – 6:30 networking; 6:30 – 8pm meeting & program
WHERE: La Famiglia Restaurant, 1859 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa 85202 (SE corner plaza with Dobson Rd. Light refreshments provided. Cash bar.)
MEETING SPEAKERS: Francisco Heredia, Roy Tatum Vanguard
Councilmember Francisco Heredia:
Francisco Heredia was appointed to the Mesa City Council to fill the vacant District 3 seat on September 28, 2017. He is a native Arizona who grew up in the agricultural town of Somerton, Arizona. His professional experience has revolved around the intersection of community and government, working for both the Maricopa County Recorder Office and the United States Census Bureau. Before Moving to Mesa, he served as a commissioner for the Chandler Housing and Human Services Commission, the State of Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners, appointed to by the Governor of Arizona and has volunteered as a Big Brother for the Big Brother/Big Sister organization along with many local advisory boards. He is a proud Sun Devil graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s of Public Administration from Arizona State University. He owns a consulting firm, assisting clients with grant writing, planning and strategy.
Roy Tatem Vanguard:
By the time he was 30 years old, Roy Tatem was a successful entrepreneur, motivational speaker, political activist, and community organizer. After receiving a degree in Political Science with a minor in History, he landed a job on Capitol Hill as a staffer for Senator Chuck Robb (D-VA). He also pursued a business opportunity with LegalShield, a 40+ year old company that provides legal service plans and identity theft services that afforded him the opportunity and freedom to remain active in his community. In 2001, Roy began working on political campaigns, and after winning several local races, he took his campaign strategies to presidential candidates, serving as the Grassroots Leader for Hampton Roads for Barack Obama in 2008 and as the Deputy Director for African American Outreach for Bernie Sanders 2016. Roy currently serves as president of the East Valley NAACP, as the State Political Chair for the Arizona State Conference of the NAACP, on several community boards, chair of Sheriff Penzone’s African American Advisory Committee and member of Chandler Unified School District Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board and the Cancer Support Community Foundation. As a lifelong member of the National Urban League, Roy was recognized as its Top 10 Young Professional Leaders at their 2017 national convention.
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