Richard Ortega is married to Theresa and they have three children, tweleve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He moved to Safford in 1972 to open Oretga's Shoes. Council Member Ortega served three years in the Marine Corp and is proud to be a Vietnam Veteran. He has served on the Safford School Board and twelve years on the Safford City Council before being re-elected in 2012. Council Member Ortega is ready to represent the citizens of Safford.