Tisha Castillo is determined to bring honesty, accountability, and local representation to the Board of Supervisors. "One of the biggest challenges the voters will face this election season is weeding out which candidates have actually worked for this community in the past, not because it was their job and not just because it’s now election time," Tisha said. "I have worked tirelessly for six years for both the businesses and the residents in this community and I've done it all as a volunteer."
Having been originally recruited as a Board member of the Chamber of Commerce six years ago, today Tisha sits as the current President/CEO of the San Tan Valley Chamber of Commerce. In addition to assisting the local business community, she has worked with others in and out of San Tan Valley to know that San Tan Valley, as a community exists. "Whether I am sitting at a CAAG meeting, at the State Capitol, a meeting with County officials, or with businesses, organizations or residents, my passion and my focus has been and will continue to be for this area."
Tisha will run on a platform of encouraging residents to have a voice in their future, advocating growth that is planned and organized, attracting job providers to the district, and helping existing businesses get the resources they need to expand and provide more jobs.
"It is amazing to me to see candidates showing up in our community for the first time now that they are running for office and claiming that they will represent our area. PR appearances and specific job duties don’t give someone an understanding of our community as a whole or the information they would need to actually represent us."
In addition to working with the businesses in the community, Tisha has spent the last six years involved in many charitable organizations, including the San Tan Valley Substance Abuse Coalition, Tech 4 Kids, Special Olympics, Block Watch, CAAFA, Relay for Life, and is a member of the San Tan Valley Think Tank.
"I was the last candidate to enter this race, but I've been working for this area for years and I've done it all as a volunteer. It was never my job, I was never paid and I've never been influenced or funded by any special interest groups or organizations. I did it because I believe in this area, I believe in the people and I believe in our future. That is the type of commitment that the people of District 2 deserve and that is why I am the best candidate for this position."