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Harry Mitchell

Harry MitchellBorn: 18-Jul-1940
Birthplace: Phoenix, AZ

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Arizona, 2007-11

High school civics teacher and former Mayor of Tempe elected to US Congress for two terms beginning in 2007, succeeding J. D. Hayworth. Moderate "Blue Dog" Democrat; generally pro-abortion rights, pro-gay rights, pro-PATRIOT Act. Supported 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform; opposed 2008 GM/Chrysler bailout. Defeated in 2010 election and succeeded in Congress by David Schweikert.

Brother: Robert Mitchell (former Mayor of Casa Grande, AZ)
Wife: Marianne (two children)
Son: Mark Mitchell (City Councilman in Tempe, AZ)

    University: Tempe High School, Tempe, AZ (1958)
    University: BA Political Science, Arizona State University (1962)
    University: MPA, Arizona State University (1980)
    Teacher: Civics, Tempe High School, Tempe, AZ (1964-92)

    US Congressman, Arizona 5th (2007-11)
    Arizona State Senate (1999-2006)
    Mayor of Tempe, AZ (3-Jul-1978 to 14-Jul-1994)
    City Council of Tempe, AZ (1970-78)
    Obama for America

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