Jim Hayden was appointed by the Surprise City Council to serve out the remainder of the term for the District 2 (D2) council seat in October 2016. That seat was vacated by the incumbent in September 2016.
He is a longtime West Valley resident dedicating his life to public service.
For 22 years, Jim served on the Glendale Fire Department as a fire fighter and EMT.
He is a Vietnam War veteran and served 20 years in the United States Air Force, where he trained pilots with critical skills needed to survive wartime conditions.
He also serves as Adjunct Faculty at Glendale Community College, teaching Fire Science and Emergency Medical Technicians.
Prior to joining council, he served as Chairman of the Surprise Public Safety Retirement Board.
Jim will serve out the remainder of the current District 2 term which ends December 31, 2016. Having won the District 2 seat in the August 2016 Primary Election, Jim’s four-year term will begin on January 1, 2017.
He believes in keeping tax rates low, while maintaining quality and affordable city services. He is an advocate for public safety and the overall Quality of Life for residents.
Jim and his wife Nancy have lived in Sun City Grand for 12 years.
D2 includes the following neighborhoods: Sun City Grand, Bell West Ranch and portions of Arizona Traditions.