Mayor Kevin Hartke began his term in January 2019. He previously served nine years on the City Council, first as an interim Councilmember in 2008, and then was elected to consecutive terms and served from January 2011 to January 2019. Kevin served as Vice Mayor twice, in 2015 and 2017.
Mayor Hartke and his wife, Lynne, have been married for 39 years and have lived in Chandler since 1985. He served as Lead Pastor at Trinity Christian Fellowship in Chandler where he worked from 1985-2018. He has a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Missouri, Columbia; and a master’s degree in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He served as the statewide director of For Our City for nine years, which is a collaborative effort of government, business, nonprofit and faith leaders gathered to find solutions for needs in a community.