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Hello, my name is Luke and I'd like you to vote for Dave Ortega for Mayor.  Dave will make sure Scottsdale remains a city where families can thrive. I say this from experience because I am his son.

My Dad walked me to Pueblo Elementary School and coached my Little League team at Chaparral Park. 

My Dad was there on opening night for my play at Mohave Middle School and drove me every day for six summers to volunteer at the Paiute Neighborhood Center.  He kept every essay I wrote at Saguaro High School, just in case.

He prayed with me when I graduated from Yale University and told me he was proud when I swore an oath to defend the United States and its Constitution as a diplomat in the United States Foreign Service.

That first time he visited me in Brazil he met the woman who would become my wife, and he told me already knew she would be the one.

My father held his first grandson, Sam, at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and moved to Washington DC for a year just to be there when his second, Ben, was born. 

Whenever he can, my Dad takes his grandsons to play at McCormick Railroad Park, for story time at the Civic Center Library and for walks in the neighborhood. 

Dave Ortega will foster Scottsdale's neighborhoods, responsibly secure our communities and put citizens back in charge. 

All of this serves a greater purpose: ensuring that Scottsdale remains a place where families thrive.  Please vote for my father, Dave Ortega for Mayor. 


Luke Ortega, Samuel, Benjamin and Lais Garcia

— Luke Ortega with sons Sam and Ben and wife Lais.

"David Ortega is truly the quality growth candidate for mayor.  He will help stop Scottsdale from becoming Mesa or Tempe.   We just cannot allow that to happen."

— Tom Silverman, life-long citizen of Scottsdale, businessman hotelier and former City Councilman 2000-04.

"I have known Dave Ortega for more than 20 years. I served on the Environmental Quality Advisory Board during his term on Scottsdale City Council.  Dave is a man of the utmost integrity who truly loves our City.  He will guide Scottsdale with a true concern for all our citizens and our unique environment. "

— Dr. Bodo Diehn, PhD. Former Chair Scottsdale Environmental Quality Advisory Board, and Former CEO, Sonoran Sustainable Resource Institute, Scottsdale Community College

"David Ortega exhibits the commitment to all facets of the community, the experience working with public entities and private groups to successfully accomplish objectives benefiting the different population bases and the acumen for the development of effective strategies for problem solving. “


— Latino Political Action Committee Del Rio Salado

 Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce its endorsement of David Ortega for Mayor of Scottsdale in the 2020 General Election. 

A trained and practicing architect, Mr. Ortega served on the Scottsdale City Council in 2000-2004, and supported the creation of the Green Building program to streamline building permit processes and incentivize application of sustainable principles. He continues to believe that the Green Building program should be promoted in Scottsdale “as much as possible.”

On the important issue of renewable energy, Mr. Ortega’s position is clear: “…As renewable energy becomes ever more competitive in price with fossil energy, the City will and shall be a leader in the Valley in adopting and using it.

Full letter text available at  

— Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce

David Ortega, a mayoral candidate, helped lead the successful citizen referendum to gather 17,000+ signatures to overturn the project.

That is demonstrated leadership. As a professional architect, in Scottsdale for 41 years, David has helped to design our community.

David can also help revitalize downtown, while retaining its history and character.

Link to full letter of endorsement published 9/9/2020 in the Scottsdale Independent,186198



— Larry Manross is a longtime resident of Scottsdale, and husband of former mayor Mary Manross.

Dave Lewis,   B.J. Gonzales,   Kristen Graziano,   Bob Gomez,   David Pierce,

Nate Janecek and Ned O'Hearn (former Scottsdale Councilmember)

— Local Scottsdale residents and realtors

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