I am Ryan Winkle

I'm running for Mesa City Council. Let me tell you why.

Mesa is small business. Mesa is people. It’s Betty and Mike at Inside The Bungalow, It's Amy at Lulubell Toy Bodega, it's the Nikolich family and Queen's Pizzeria, It's Debra of Twisted Sisters' Designs, It's Pedro at Pedrito's Mexican Food, It's Michel at Pomeroy's Men's and Missionary Store. We are city of small business owners and hard working residents. We are a city of people who want to stand on our own two feet and pursue opportunity and the American Dream in our own community. That’s who I am and that’s who I want to represent at city hall.

That’s what small businesses and neighborhoods need. That is what people in our neighborhoods, the owners and employees of our small businesses tell me they want.

  • We need to help ALL of our residents and business owners be successful.

  • We need a responsive building and zoning department that is timely and makes the process of growing easy.

  • We need open and transparent process that protects the taxpayers against favoritism and giveaways.

  • We need to empower city staff to be creative and try new things to get stuff done.

  • We need a commitment to our neighborhoods and our residents that will help them enhance and preserve the value of their homes.

  • We need a great public school system that everyone can feel good sending their kids to.

  • We need to make sure we have safe streets.

I am Ryan Winkle. I am running for City Council.
- I would love your vote in August. -

Ryan's Priorities for a Connected Mesa

Smart Budget

Responsible, open and balanced to create opportunity


Full support for the firefighters and police officers who keep Mesa safe


Create jobs and make Mesa the best city in Arizona for small businesses


Build partnerships to support our schools and connect education to the workforce

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Ryan is the Right Leader for District 3

Ryan Has
Bold Ideas

Ryan is a proven leader with a record of achieving the goals of our community

  • Entrepreneur and small business owner at Innovative Urban Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm focused on quality community development
  • Co-founded RailMesa to involve citizens, businesses and neighborhoods in developing quality jobs, housing and transit along Mesa’s Light Rail Corridor
  • Co-founded Mesa Urban Garden—the first urban garden project to partner with the city in Mesa—providing a gathering space and fresh produce directly to the community and local food banks

Ryan is

Ryan’s family, values and passion for building community inspire him to work hard and earn his success.

  • Masters of Business Administration from Wilkes University in Mesa
  • Bachelor of Sciences in Urban Planning from Arizona State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Urban Dynamics from Arizona State University
  • Certificate of Community Development Finance from the University of New Hampshire

Ryan Connects Communities

Ryan knows we create economic & social strength by connecting families, businesses, schools, faith communities, charities & political leaders.

  • Mesa Historical Museum Advisory Board Member
  • Mesa Sister Cities Board Member
  • Lions Club Member—the world’s largest service club organization
  • Community volunteer: Habitat for Humanity, Mesa Community College Rose Garden
  • Abaka Foundation Board Member
  • President of the Filipino American Business Chamber of Commerce East