Mayor Honea is the third generation of a five-generation Marana family and has served on the council on three different occasions, totaling more than 26 years. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Marana as a contractor for 29 years before retiring in 2007.
Mayor Honea is chair of the Pima Association of Governments and a member and past chair (2009) of the Regional Transportation Authority. He serves on the executive board of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns and is a member of Arizona Town Hall, Central Arizona Association of Governments, the Marana Optimist Club and Marana Chamber of Commerce. He formerly served on the Marana Health Center and Marana Food Bank boards.
Mayor Honea is a graduate of Marana High School and Pima Community College. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during the Vietnam War and is a lifetime member of VFW Post 5990 in Marana.
The mayor is an outdoor enthusiast and avid hiker and can be found most days on one of the many trails that run throughout the Marana Community. He has two children and three grandchildren and is a member of Sanctuary Methodist Church.