David Sanders was appointed by City Council on January 3, 2019 to represent the residents of District 5 (D5). He replaced Skip Hall, who was appointed to Mayor by his City Council peers in November 2018.
Sanders has lived in Surprise since 2010 with his wife Steffany, and their children: Jayden, Grayson, and Emma.
Sanders is a Vice President – Portfolio Management at National Bank of Arizona and has previous banking/finance experience.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University – San Marcos in Business Administration and an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University with a focus on International Business and Finance.
Sanders was a five-year member of the Surprise Community and Recreation Services Advisory Board before joining the City Council. He and his counterparts on the Board played an instrumental role with the planning of Veramonte Park, Surprise Farms Park, the pickleball courts and much more.
He was also part of the Capital Improvement Funding Exploration Committee, which helped craft a voter-approved $59.5 million general obligation bond package to fund public safety, traffic mitigation and pavement preservation projects across the city.
The term expiration for appointment will be December 31, 2020; and the remainder of the four-year term will result in the next scheduled council election in August 2020.