A native of Louis, who has resided in Chandler since 1985 and was for a long time the senior pastor of Trinity Christian Fellowship, Mayor Kevin Hartke has a degree in biochemistry from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a master's degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has been called to serve his community and has been doing so for many years as a pastor, community volunteer, director of non-profit organizations in For Our City: Chandler, city commissioner, city councilman, Deputy Mayor of Chandler (appointed twice by the council) and Mayor of Chandler.Mayor Hartke is passionate about everything related to Chandler and is committed to serving his community and everyone in it. During his first term as mayor, he was able to do a lot of great things for the city such as overcoming the pandemic without the obligation to wear masks, providing guidance and negotiating the expansion of companies like Intel, working with SRP on underground power lines, generating more jobs, corporate expansions and corporate headquarters in Chandler than ever before. However, Mayor Hartke believes that it is important to have a 10- and 20-year plan that takes into account the basic needs of the citizens during this time.
Roads, police and first responders must be a priority. It's also important to consider where development should be allowed. The city should be looked at as a whole and not just one area should be focused on during this time. Without this vision, there is a risk of falling into chaos and the future will be plagued by nightmares of traffic and crime that will take over every neighborhood. Mayor Kevin Hartke is an experienced leader who has dedicated his life to serving his community.
He has been involved in many aspects of Chandler's growth over the years and is passionate about making sure that the city continues to thrive. He understands that it is important to have a long-term plan that takes into account the needs of all citizens and ensures that development is done responsibly. With his commitment to serve his community and his experience in many aspects of city life, Mayor Hartke is an ideal leader for Chandler.