Chris Taylor

City Council
Title: Council Member
Phone: (928) 322-2981


 Chris Taylor is a 6th generation resident of Safford where he was born and raised. Chris graduated from Safford High School in 2004. In 2007 I joined the U.S. Army where he served in the Special Operations Forces as a Psychological Warfare Team Leader. Chris graduated from the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School and the U.S. Army Special Forces Spanish Language School both located at Fort Bragg, NC. He became an Airborne Paratrooper and served two combat tours in Afghanistan for a total of 18 months.

Upon returning home to Safford Chris met his beautiful wife Sarah at Eastern Arizona College and we were married in June 2014. Their adorable baby girl Jordan was born in July 2015. Chris founded Desert Eagle Addiction Recovery where he serves as Executive Director. He enjoys being active in the community and volunteers in a variety of ways such as a state certified Firefighter for the Safford Fire Department, Director of the Gila Valley Recreation Foundation, President-elect of the Safford Rotary Club, Chairman of the Recovery subcommittee of the Graham County Substance Abuse Coalition and as a Leader in the Boy Scouts of America where he earned his Eagle Scout Award as a young man.

Chris believes in negotiation, compromise and finding common ground with opposing sides on any issue imaginable and hope to always work toward that end while governing the affairs of the City of Safford.

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