Serving The Tempe Union Community for the past 27 Years.
“With good schools, we have lower crime rates, better jobs and property values are sustained. I will work diligently with the other members of the Governing Board of the Tempe Union High School District to ensure we have good schools and strengthen our families and our community.”
Good Schools are an important fabric of our greater community.Don Fletcher, Tempe Union High School District candidate
“I have been involved in serving our greater community, and for the past 27 years, I have been invited to participate in various committees and be in several leadership positions.”
“Such school-related matters include organizing Middle School student tours of the State Court systems, serving on Middle School site council, member of Booster Club for High School sports teams, and a mentor at ASU Law School.”
Tempe Union Committees
“Most recently, I have served on two important committees for Tempe Union High School District, Mental Health/Wellness and Finance. Through these two committees, I have gained insights as to how our Tempe Union High Schools function and deliver services to students in mental health and wellness, as well as understand how school finances operate. I have also attended almost all Board Meetings for the past 2 ½ years and participated in many discussions with current board members.”
Don Fletcher currently operates a small business in Tempe, a law firm where he has to meet a payroll, review profits and loss statements, and make his law practice work for those he employs.
Upon first moving to Arizona in 1987, Don worked as a Law Clerk at the Arizona Court of Appeals, and then later was an Honor’s Attorney with the U.S. Justice Department. He also taught college-level classes for four years during this time period.
In 1996, Don went into private practice and has represented various real estate and bankruptcy clients. He has been involved in legal professional organizations including the Arizona State Bar and the International Conference of Shopping Centers, serving on task forces there. He teaches continuing legal education classes and also is a frequent guest lecturer at the Arizona School of Real Estate.
He is the past Chairman of the Greater Phoenix Chapter, J. Reuben Clark Law Society. He has been a mentor at ASU Law School and been involved in various scholarships and other programs there. He is the former chairman of the Salt River District for Boy Scouts of America, which is an area the size of Tempe Union High School District.
He currently sits on the Board for approving Eagle Candidates for the Salt River District and has taught over 1,000 young men the Communications Merit Badge during the past 10 years. He also currently is Barrister in the American Inn of Courts and serves as a mentor to younger lawyers through that organization.
“My mother also was involved with education and worked for several years as a teacher’s aide. Today, my brother is a high school woodshop teacher, and head of the Vocational Education Program at his high school. My wife is a teacher and has taught in the elementary grade levels for many years. I also have taught at a community college level, teaching paralegal students.”Don Fletcher, Tempe Union High School District candidate
AWARDS, HONORS, AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
- Honors Program Attorney, U.S. Justice Department
- Law Clerk, Arizona Court of Appeals
- Arizona Legal Leaders, Arizona Republic 2015
- District Honor Award, Salt River District, Boy Scouts of America
- Recognized for Outstanding Service, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, 2015
- Member, Arizona State Bar and Utah State Bar, admitted to also practice in State of Colorado
- Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
- Member, International Association of Shopping Centers
- Faculty Member, Institutes of Real Estate Management