Councilmember Roy Delgado
Roy Delgado was raised in New Mexico by a single Mom who taught him the importance of hard work and helping others. He is the oldest of six children. Roy joined the military (U.S. Army) and served his country for 21 years. He is the proud father of two sons, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
As a young man with a family, he moved to Northern California where he worked in the oil industry for Union Oil. That job brought him to Arizona where he eventually met and married his wife, Suzie.
Roy's first experience with politics was in the late 1970's when he became involved with Labor Leader and Farm Worker Advocate Cesar Chavez's fight to improve the treatment of farm workers.
The Delgado's moved to El Mirage in 1997. They were looking for property with acreage in order to have their horse on site. Shortly after settling in, Roy was approached about serving his community by running for El Mirage City Council.
Roy was also selected to serve as El Mirage's Mayor for a short time. He has had the pleasure to sit on the El Mirage City Council for 19 years. Roy currently serves as the City's representative for the Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) of Maricopa County Human Services Division. The Community Development Advisory Committee has brought in millions of federal dollars for City improvements.