An Arizona native who has called Casa Grande home his entire life, Matt Herman was appointed to fill a vacated seat on the City Council in 2008. He is a third-generation business owner in Casa Grande and cannot think of a better place to live. He was elected to serve his first full term through 2013 and reelected in 2018. Herman served as Mayor Pro Tempore in 2011-2012 and 2017-2018.
Matt graduated from Casa Grande Union High School in 1994 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree from Arizona State University in small business management in 1998. While at ASU he held several leadership positions in the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. He is a graduate of Project CENTRL Class XVI and the Casa Grande Leadership Academy. Matt is the Past President of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Casa Grande Valley, the Western Pinal Republican Club, and The Rotary Club of Casa Grande. He is a Fellow of the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce. He serves as the Council liaison to the Casa Grande Youth Commission.
He and his wife Erica are very proud to call Casa Grande home and are constantly promoting the community. Erica is a teacher and artist who has raised two daughters in the city they both grew up in and are very excited about the future here.
Bob Huddleston is a 33-year veteran of the Casa Grande Police Department. Bob started his career with the police department in 1980 as a patrol officer and worked his way up the ranks to become chief of police in 1999. He held that position until his retirement in 2013.
As police chief, Bob had a strong focus on community policing and forming working partnerships with citizens, businesses, community groups, and volunteers which helped cut the crime rate in Casa Grande in half during his tenure.
Bob has served as a board member on the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission and as a board member and past president of the Pinal County Law Enforcement Association. He currently serves as the president of the Board of Directors of Horizon Health and Wellness and was a volunteer for the Mayor’s Reading Club, visiting Casa Grande Elementary Schools to read to children and talk about public safety.
Bob is currently retired from law enforcement and serves as a judge pro tem in the Pinal County Justice Courts system.
Bob has lived in Casa Grande since 1966, attended grade school and high school in Casa Grande, and is proud to call Casa Grande his hometown. Bob is married to Doria Garza who has been involved in real estate in Casa Grande for over thirty years. Bob and Doria live in the Villago subdivision.