Arturo Garino was elected Mayor for the city of Nogales, Arizona on November 6, 2018. Garino ran with a campaign slogan, "It Is Time!"
He is one of Nogales most accomplished public servants, serving as Mayor in 2010, after previously serving as City Councilman for four years and as Vice Mayor for two years. He was a former public works director, a law enforcement officer, firefighter and most importantly a proud Vietnam Veteran from 1971-77. Currently, he is a member of the VFW Post 20166 and Art teacher at Sacred Heart Catholic School.
Throughout his entire career, Mayor Garino has led Nogales on numerous complex issues, including earning a reputation for confronting problems and delivering results through consensus decision-building. He is a relentless advocate for all Nogalians.
But there is much more to do, and Mayor Garino has pledged to work tirelessly to make Nogales a safe and clean place to live. This also includes having a sound transparent, and responsible government with an open door policy, an improved economy, bringing more job opportunities to create a business-friendly community, revitalize our historic downtown district and lastly, invest more on street paving, infrastructure projects and recreational areas for all.
Mayor Garino graduated from Nogales High School in 1971. He and his lovely wife Cathy, care for rescued cats and dogs.