Council to appoint D2 applicant in Oct. 18th Meeting

The Surprise City Council will vote to appoint Jim Hayden to the vacant District 2 council seat at the October 18th City Council Meeting, 6 p.m., in City Hall- Council Chambers. He will be sworn in at that meeting.

Hayden is the lone applicant, after Martha Bails withdrew her applications during the City Council’s Special Meeting, Oct. 4.

Hayden is a retired firefighter and served 20 years in the United States Air Force. He currently serves as Chairman of the Surprise Public Safety Retirement Board. He also won the District 2 seat in the August Primary, with that four-year term set to begin on January 1, 2017. He has lived in Surprise for 12 years.

View his application

Per city code, a public comment period concludes October 12, 5 p.m.  Hayden will serve out the remainder of the current District 2 term which ends December 31, 2016.

The meeting will be carried live on Surprise TV and online at