About

Councilman Jack Hastings was elected to Surprise City Council on August 4, 2020 to represent the residents of District 5.

Jack is a third-generation Surprise resident. He is engaged to his fiancée Olivia, and is getting married in October. Jack teaches US Civics in Surprise at Valley Vista, the high school he graduated from. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University and is completing his Master’s Degree in May.

Councilman Hastings previously helped pass balanced budgets on the Arts and Cultural Commission and currently serves on the Sports & Tourism and the Community Outreach, Partnerships & Grants Subcommittees. He serves as an ambassador to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) to help promote our city and bring jobs and businesses to Surprise. Councilman Hastings is a strong supporter of public safety and an outspoken advocate for our first responders. Jack’s faith and relationship with God is central to his life. He attends church and loves seeing the work that God is doing in the community. At the end of the day, Jack loves Surprise and is dedicated to giving back to the city he grew up in. Councilman Hastings serves as your voice on the Surprise City Council.