About Councilmember Duffy

Patrick Duffy was first appointed by City Council in September 2017 to represent the residents of District 3 (D3) and was subsequently elected to the D3 seat in 2018 and 2020. City Council selected him to serve a one-year term as Vice Mayor in January 2021.

Duffy is a Financial Advisor for First Financial Equity Corporation, and for nine years prior to his appointment to City Council, he worked part-time as a City of Surprise Recreation Leader. He has lived in Surprise for 11 years, four of them in D3. Duffy is currently a Board Member on WESTMARC, and also serves on City Council Subcommittees for Performance Evaluation Leaders; and the Tourism Fund. Duffy was a member of the Surprise Municipal Property Corporation Board, and through his city service, has been part of numerous Community and Recreation Services events, including Spring Training support, Relay for Life events and Cal Ripken All-Star games. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Arizona State University.

Duffy’s appointment to the D3 seat expired December 31, 2018. When the seat went to ballot, he was elected to serve out the remainder of the four-year term (two years) with an expiration of December 31, 2020. Duffy was re-elected for another four-year term in the August 2020 primary. His term will expire December 31, 2024.