Councilman David M. Shapera,re-elected to a third four-year term on the El Mirage City Council in 2016, was also a past member and Chairman of the El Mirage Planning and Zoning Commission. He has over 45 years in elected and appointed positions in government. He and his wife, Linda, have been married for 42 years and have four adult children and eight grandchildren. The Shaperas moved to El Mirage in 2002.
Shapera is a retired police officer and worked for the Clark County Coroner Medical Examiner in Las Vegas, Nevada. He recently retired from the Dysart Unified School District. He continues to guest teach at El Mirage schools and is a member of the Dysart Elementary PTO and Thompson Ranch PTSA. Shapera has also been a proud member of the Elks Lodge for 40 years.