China Mist Tea co-founder launches bid for Scottsdale City Council

China Mist Tea co-founder and former Paradise Valley Town Council member Dan Schweiker has announced he is entering the 2016 race for Scottsdale City Council.

Dan Schweiker

Dan Schweiker

Mr. Schweiker is well known in the local business community as the co-founder of the 33-year-old, Scottsdale-based China Mist Tea Company. Mr. Shchweiker has also served on the board of the Scottsdale Convention and Visitor’s Bureau since 1998.

Mr. Schweiker has been recognized by both the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce as their Small Business Person of the year. Living near McCormick Ranch with his wife Suzanne, Mr. Schweiker is no stranger to the public arena having served two different stints on the Paradise Valley Town Council.

“I believe government is best served by business leaders and others making service on councils and in Congress a periodic endeavor, not a career,” he said. “In Paradise Valley, a town without a property tax, I successfully focused on three items: Financial responsibility, tourism and protecting the character of the town from overly aggressive developments.”

Besides his business career, Mr. Schweiker has been supportive of numerous local charities including: Mayor Lane’s Scottsdale Business Development Council, Friends of Public Radio Arizona, Children’s Action Alliance, Audrey’s Angels, Global Ties Arizona, Teach For America, Scottsdale Cultural Council and the Scottsdale based Williams Institute for Ethics & Management.

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