Councilmember David M. Shapera was recently re-elected to a fourth four-year term on the El Mirage City Council. He was a past member and Chairperson of the El Mirage Planning and Zoning Commission. He has more than 46 years in elected and appointed positions in government.
He and his wife of 44 years, Linda, moved to El Mirage in 2002. They have four adult children, Dr. Daniel Shapera, Rikki Castro, Charles Shapera and Kristy Reid. They have eight grandchildren.
David is a retired Connecticut police officer and was a corporate security and safety executive. He was a Nevada police officer and a Clark County medical examiner investigator. He taught high school in Clark County. He also taught for the Dysart Unified School District and recently retired.
He is a 42-year member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) and a lifetime member of the Italian Social Club in Connecticut. During his terms on the El Mirage City Council he initiated numerous items to make the city an enjoyable and affordable place to live.