Harry E. Mitchell

General Information

Male
Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ, USA
Photograph of Harry E. Mitchell

Biographical Information

The following is from ALIS for the 47th Arizona State Legislature, 2nd Regular Session (2006):

Harry E. Mitchell  
Democrat  District 17
Senate
1700 W. Washington
Room 213
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4124
Fax Number: (602) 417-3164 
Email Address:
[email protected] 
Home City: Tempe
Occupation: Retired Teacher
Member Since: 1999

EDUCATION

Arizona State University Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1962
Arizona State University Masters of Public Administration, 1980

EMPLOYMENT

Teacher, Tempe High School, 1964-1992

PUBLIC SERVICE

State Senator, District 17 current
City of Tempe Mayor 1978-1994
Tempe City Councilman 1970-1978

TEMPE LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

Compadre High School Advisory Board
ASU College of Public Progams--Dean's Advisory Board
Tempe Sister City Organization, Vice President
St. Luke's Hospital Advisory Board
Salvation Army Advisory Board
Tempe Community Council Board
Childsplay Board
Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau Board

ARIZONA LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

Board of Library, Archives and Public Records
Rio Salado Foundation Operational Board of Directors
Jobs for Arizona's Graduates Board of Directors
League of Arizona Cities and Towns, President
Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, President
Regional Public Transportation Authority, Chairman
Maricopa Association of Governments, Vice-chairman
Maricopa Association of Governments Committees
            -Air Quality Technical Advisory, Chairman
            -Blue Ribbon
Citizens for Better County Government, Chairman
Maricopa County Charter Committee, Vice Chairman
Arizona Transportation Improvement Association, Chairman
Arizona Academy

NATIONAL LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

U.S. Conference of Mayors Committees
        -Energy and Environment
        -Arts and Recreation
        -International Affairs
National League of Cities
        -Leadership Training Council
        -Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Policy
        -Human Development Steering Leaders

AWARDS AND HONORS

2001 Legislator of the Year award from the American Cancer Society
2001 Freedom of Information Award from the Arizona Newspapers Association
Valley Leaders Visionary Award-Valley Leadership
Public Service Superior Service Awards, Arizona Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration
Distinguished Achievement Award, ASU College of Public Programs
Alumni Association Hall of Fame, ASU College of Public Programs
ASU Alumni Service Award
Phi Delta Kappa-Education Honorary
Phi Alpha Alpha-Public Affairs and Administration Honorary
Tempe Jaycees, Distinguished Service Award,
Tempe Jaycees, Outstanding Educator
Tempe South Rotary Club, Howard Pyle Vocational Service Award
Tempe Elks Club, distinguished Citizenship Award
League of Arizona Cities and Towns, Life Member
Tempe Sister City, Ring of Honor
2003 Legislator of the Year award from the Mental Health Association

Sen. Harry E. Mitchell resigned his seat on March 23, 2006 to run for a seat in the 5th Congressional District and he was replaced by Edward Ableser who was appointed March 29, 2006 (ALIS, Jon Kamman. "Mitchell Announces Candidacy."  The Arizona Republic, April 13, 2006, p. B 1, Mike Walbert. "Tempe Legislators Adjusting After Delegation Shake-up."  The Arizona Republic, April 1, 2006, p. 4; Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Minute Book Special Session March 29, 2006; Journal of the Senate, 47th Legislature, 2nd Regular Session, 2006, list of members).

The following is his biography from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress:

MITCHELL, Harry E., a Representative from Arizona; born in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz.; graduated from Tempe High School, Tempe, Ariz., 1958; B.A., Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz., 1962; M.P.A., Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz., 1980; teacher; professor; Tempe city council, 1970-1978; mayor of Tempe, 1978-1994; member of the Arizona senate, 1999-2006; Arizona Democratic Party chairman, 2006-2006; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Tenth Congress and to the succeeeding Congress (January 3, 2007-January 3, 2011); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Twelfth Congress in 2010.

Education

Masters: Public Administration, Arizona State University, 1980.

Bachelors: Political Science, Arizona State University, 1962.

Employment

Occupation Title Years
Education/Library teacher, Tempe High School 1964 - 1992
Government member, Tempe City Council 1970 - 1978
Government mayor, City of Tempe, Arizona 1978 - 1994
Government member from Arizona, Unites States Congress, U.S. House of Representatives 2007 - 2010

Arizona Legislative Service

Session Chamber Party District City County Office Notes
44th Legislature, 1st Regular Senate Democrat 27 - Maricopa (1983-92) (1993-2002) Tempe Maricopa
44th Legislature, 2nd Regular Senate Democrat 27 - Maricopa (1983-92) (1993-2002) Tempe Maricopa
45th Legislature, 1st Regular Senate Democrat 27 - Maricopa (1983-92) (1993-2002) Tempe Maricopa
45th Legislature, 2nd Regular Senate Democrat 27 - Maricopa (1983-92) (1993-2002) Tempe Maricopa
46th Legislature, 1st Regular Senate Democrat 17 - Maricopa (1983-92) (1993-2002) (2003-12) Tempe Maricopa
46th Legislature, 2nd Regular Senate Democrat 17 - Maricopa (1983-92) (1993-2002) (2003-12) Tempe Maricopa
47th Legislature, 1st Regular Senate Democrat 17 - Maricopa (1983-92) (1993-2002) (2003-12) Tempe Maricopa
47th Legislature, 2nd Regular Senate Democrat 17 - Maricopa (1983-92) (1993-2002) (2003-12) Tempe Maricopa Assistant Minority Leader resigned 3/23/2006 and was replaced by Edward Ableser

Sources

Birth: 2006 Guide to the 47th Legislature (green book)

Education: 2006 Guide the the Legislature (Greenbook)