Prescott Valley Town Council
David Stringer is a Prescott Attorney and former State Representative for LD1. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and later relocated to the Washington DC area where he completed his education and began his career.
He served as a Senate Intern before graduating from George Washington University and the University of Baltimore Law School. He served with several federal law enforcement agencies before entering private law practice in 1985. He is a licensed attorney in Washington DC and Maryland and has been an active member of the Arizona Bar since 2004. He was also professionally trained and licensed as a CPA in Maryland. As an attorney, he specialized in tax law, family law and criminal trial work. In 2018, he was awarded a Master’s Degree in Education from ASU.
A life-long conservative, David has been politically active as a Republican Precinct Committeeman and State Committeeman and he is currently a Trump delegate to the Arizona State Republican Convention. As a fiscal conservative and General Counsel to the Citizens Tax Committee he led campaigns against higher taxes In Yavapai county. In the aggregate, these successful campaigns have saved county taxpayers over 300 million dollars in higher taxes.
In the state legislature, he served on the Judiciary Committee and co-founded a bi-partisan criminal justice study group to address Arizona’s excessively high incarceration rate. He advocates reforms to improve public safety by freeing up resources to more aggressively prosecute violent predators and criminal aliens who are draining public resources and preying on the community.
In addition to his professional associations, he is a member of and contributes financially to the Federalist Society, the National Rifle Association, the Goldwater Institute and the Yavapai County Republican Committee.
Tim graduated from Tombstone High School and attended Glendale Community College prior to receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree from Grand Canyon College and a Master of Arts in Secondary Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.
Tim was selected for the North Central Accrediting Association’s Circle of Excellence in 2001, has been recognized with the Robert Taft and Melvin Jones Fellowships, was inducted into the Arizona Track Coaches Hall of Fame, and was selected as the 2003 Arizona School Administrator of the Year. He was honored by the Capitol Times, as the 2010 Educational Leader of the Year for Public Policy and as the outstanding JTED/CTE Policy Maker of the Year in 2013 and 2014. The Yavapai County Education Service Agency became fully accredited in 2017, becoming the first education service agency in Arizona to attain this milestone. Tim was selected for the AdvancED Circle of Excellence in 2018.
Tim is a lifelong Republican and has been elected as a Precinct Committeeman dating back to the 1970’s. He served two terms as the Vice Chairman of the Yavapai County Committee, and was elected to represent Congressional District #3 as a George H.W. Bush Delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1988. Following appointment by Governor Doug Ducey (R) and confirmation from the Arizona Senate, Tim served as a member of the Arizona State Board of Education, where he served as Vice President and President. He was honored and humbled in 2017 when inducted into the Grand Canyon University Hall of Fame. Tim was unanimously appointed as the Yavapai County School Superintendent by the Board of Supervisors effective July 1, 2005. He ran successfully for the position in 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2016. He is currently a candidate for re-election in 2020.
Tim clearly enjoys providing educational services, through the Yavapai County Education Service Agency, to the 26 school districts, 24 charters schools and 102 campuses throughout the county. He strongly believes in local control, meeting high academic standards, and fiscal accountability.
Sheila Polk is an Arizona native, born and raised in Phoenix. Sheila attended Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law where she met her husband Tom. Following graduation, Sheila and Tom were married, and had three sons. They moved to Prescott in 1994 to raise their family in a small town
Experience. Sheila is a career public servant who began her career as a law clerk at the Arizona Supreme Court, worked for 11 years as an Arizona assistant attorney general, and served another 7 years as a deputy Yavapai County Attorney before first winning election as County Attorney in the year 2000. She is now serving her 5th term as Yavapai County Attorney. Sheila has emerged as a leading voice on criminal justice policies that focus on keeping the streets safe, aggressively prosecuting murderers, rapists, child molesters, traffickers of meth and fentanyl, and those who scam senior citizens. Sheila is leading the way in decriminalizing mental illness, and connecting low level offenders to needed services, instead of sitting in jail. Sheila serves on the Arizona Human Trafficking Council and the Yavapai Mental Health Coalition. She chairs the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council, the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, MATFORCE and the Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership. She is passionate about substance abuse prevention and believes in doing everything possible to create healthy environments where every child can thrive and succeed.
Awards and Recognitions. Among Sheila’s many awards are the 2019 Beacon of Hope Award from Prevent Child Abuse AZ for her work combatting sex trafficking; the 2018 David’s Hope Mental Health Criminal Justice Collaboration Award; the 2018 HIDTA Outstanding Prevention Award for her collaborative efforts to address the opioid epidemic; the 2018 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Agent of Change Recognition; the 2012 Arizona State Bar Michael C. Cudahy Criminal Justice Award; the 2012 Arizona Narcotics Officers Association Meritorious Service Award; and the 2011 Prescott Area Leadership Woman of the Year.
Tel: (602) 730-0074 eMail: sheila@PolkForCountyAttorney.org
Krista Carman I am running to keep my appointed position as Judge of the Superior Court, Division 4. I was appointed by Governor Ducey on August 2, 2019 to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Patricia Trebesch. I am honored to serve as a Superior Court judge in Yavapai County. My family has resided in Yavapai County since 2004. Prior to my appointment, my husband, Andre, and I ran Carman Law Firm in Prescott. I bring to the bench nearly seventeen years of experience as a civil litigator working in the areas of employment, personal injury, insurance, school law and appeals. My breadth and depth of practice along with a commitment to serving my community makes me an ideal candidate for Superior Court judge.
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LORI HUNT, TOWN OF PRESCOTT VALLEY COUNCILWOMAN, Lori was fortunate to be appointed to the Prescott Valley Town Council in September 2019 filling the seat vacated by our 5th District Supervisor Mary Mallory. Lori’s core values are Optimism, Commitment, Integrity, Family and Spirituality!
Lori Hunt is proud to be from the Midwest, born and raised Republican in Indiana. She graduated from Indiana State University with a double major in Economics and Urban Regional Planning Studies.
Loving PV, her new hometown, Lori quickly got involved. She is thrilled to be a member of the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce and a board member of the Humboldt Education Foundation. Dene and Lori are partners at Heights Church and anxiously await the opening of the Prescott Valley campus. Lori served on the Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation Commission.
Lori has an extensive background in City and County government, with 30 years of experience. Most recently she was the Community Manager at Laguna Woods Village, a 55-plus community in Orange County.
She brings to Council experience in Economic Development, Community Development and Planning. Lori has facilitated strategic planning sessions for public jurisdictions and nonprofits; and is very much a consensus builder. She understands the responsibilities of Council, the duties of Town Staff and is very familiar with the Council/Manager form of Government and is appreciative that local government is a nonpartisan position, which is the only way to get things done!
Join Lori in creating Excitement about her three E priorities:
Enrichment, meaning general plan compliance, water sustainability, partnership with the YMCA, maintained streets and a regional park. Education through communication to include, but not be limited to, providing for our future generation, investing in our residents (the stakeholders of Prescott Valley), and professional development. Economic Development, increasing revenue (specifically sales tax revenue) and attracting new businesses that create jobs. Prescott Valley does not receive any property tax, and I don’t ever want to implement one, so growing retail business is very important to the Town’s future.
Yavapai County Sheriff
Tim Carter Tel: 928-713-8116 eMail: Tim4Carter@aol.com
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Brenda Dickinson is a life-long Republican. In 1994 she moved to Prescott Valley from Tucson and has been a resident for over 25 years. She has an extensive background in government service with over 31 years of experience. She worked in Air Traffic Control as a flight service specialist for the Federal Aviation Administration at Prescott Love Field until 2005 when she went to work for Lockheed Martin. She retired in 2008. During that time she worked as a dance instructor for the Town of Prescott Valley Parks & Recreation for two years.
Shortly after moving to Prescott Valley, she volunteered with the Yavapai County Big Brothers and Big Sisters and was a Board-at-Large member as well as being a Big Sister. She is currently a member of the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce. In the past few years, she has attended the Town of Prescott Valley Citizens Academy, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Citizen Academy, and the PV Police Citizens Academy.
In 2016 she was the Yavapai County Chair for Trump for President Campaign and lobbied for and coordinated 100 volunteers at the Prescott Valley Event Center for the 2016 Trump Rally. She was YavGop Office Manager from 2013-2015 and Editor of the YavGop Newsletter.
She is currently the 2019-2020 Yavapai GOP Education Chair, a Precinct Committeeman, formerly PC Captain for 244 Bison and Area 5 Director, and currently a State Committeeman and former candidate for County Chair. She is a member of the Citizens Tax Committee, Citizens Water Advocacy Group, the Republican Women of Prescott, the Yavapai Republican Men’s Forum, a Liturgist at Prescott Community Church, and NRA member.
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Judge of the Superior Court, Division 7
County School Superintendent
Mary Williams, We've lived in our Prescott Valley home in Granville for the past 3 years and in the Quad Cities area for the past 15 years. We love the wide open skies of Prescott Valley.
Although Town Council is non-partisan and about what is best for our Town of Prescott Valley, yes, I'm a Republican. There's just no getting away from it and, as we all know, all politics is partisan. Among my credentials:
Past President-Republican Women of Prescott (two terms)
Past President-Statewide Organization-Arizona Federation of Republican Women (first woman ever to serve two terms or four years as President)
Board of Directors, National Federation of Republican Women (four years-two terms)
2015 NFRW National Convention Host Committee Chair
Precinct Committeewoman-Bison Precinct
State GOP Convention Delegate-from Yavapai County
Past Rules Chairman-YAVGOP
Past Precinct Captain and Area Director-YAVGOP
One of 3 Finalists-Town Council Vacancy, Fall 2019
Office Manager-Williams Accounting & Tax Service, IRS AFSP 2019 and 2020
ADRE, Licensed Realtor since 1978, obtained Broker’s License in 1989
Elected Director-Scottsdale Assn of Realtors (served two terms, 3000 member trade organization).
Recipient, Scottsdale Assn of Realtors Distinguished Service Award Graduate, Dodie Londen Public Service Leadership Series (Inaugural Class)
When I was elected State President of the AzFRW, I assumed office with a severely depleted treasury and overpriced service vendors. I implemented a budget and accounting system, created a detailed Chart of Accounts, established new procedures and eliminated overpriced agreements while keeping the organization on an even keel. When I left office, the AzFRW had just hosted a national convention in Arizona, was very well funded with sound financials and a stable membership. I am proud of what I achieved. It was about practical business sense and sound values, which is what I hope to bring to the Prescott Valley Town Council. I support “smart” growth and planning for the Town of Prescott Valley which involves getting the Big Chino Pipeline started to meet the future needs of all the Quad Cities. We are blessed to live in a great locale, we need to protect and see to our future needs. I would appreciate your vote!
Tel: 928-830-3373 eMail: Mary@VoteMaryWilliams.com
Yavapai County – Leading Arizona in Voter Turnout
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Judge of the Superior Court, Division 4
Judd Simmons is the current Yavapai County Assessor. Judd is a life-long resident of Arizona and has lived in Prescott for the past 42 years. A graduate of Prescott High School and Northern Arizona University, Judd has been married to his wife, Carrie, for 25 years and they have two grown sons. Prior to his election as County Assessor, Judd was a successful commercial property manager and a Certified Residential Appraiser for 20 years. Judd is a Life Member of the NRA, a founding member of the 100 Men Who Care charitable organization, a trustee of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Prescott, and a board member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arizona.
As the Yavapai County Assessor, Judd and his team of professional staff members have worked hard to reduce costs, increase productivity, and streamline procedures, while maintaining transparency to the public the office serves. When asked why he is running for a second term as the Yavapai County Assessor, Judd stated: “I love serving the community I have been a part of for the past four decades. With the expertise I acquired in the private sector, I have sought to streamline the function of the Assessor’s Office, while increasing its productivity and controlling costs. We have a dedicated, professional, and friendly staff that serves the county’s property owners. Our office assesses property values according to the Arizona Constitution, Arizona statutes, and the guidelines of the Department of Revenue. I would be honored and look forward to leading this office for the next four years.”
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JIM O’CONNOR Very unusual circumstances: our State Supreme Court removed all but 2 republicans from the ballot in a race for 3 open seats on our Corporation Commission, due to a democrat challenge to nominating petition signatures. Our state statutes do not allow any removed candidates to run in that same race as a “write-in” candidate. Jim O’Connor had been drafted by current elected Commissioner Justin Olson and newly elected national Committeeman Tyler Bowyer to run as a write-in for this race.
Their call came because O’Connor was a candidate in that same race in 2018 with 2 open seats, and he finished a strong 3rd with almost 207,000 votes in the primary. As a Clean Elections Candidate, he met the petition signature requirements, and qualified for the Clean Elections funding of $109,000.00. Rodney Glassman finished 2nd having run with traditional private funding. Unfortunately, Glassman lost in the General to the democrat.
What is at risk in this election is a potential turnover of control of the 5-member board to the democrats. Should republicans fail to field the write-in candidate, they will be gifting the democrats a free additional seat. So ALL TRUMP SUPPORTERS, REPUBLICAN PC’s, POLITICAL ACTIVISTS, TEA PARTY PATRIOTS & REPUBLICAN CLUB MEMBERS are asked to vigorously support: LEA MARQUEZ PETERSON, currently appointed Commissioner having served for a full year; ERIC SLOAN, the other successful candidate who was alone in surviving the democrat signature challenge; and JIM O’CONNOR as the “WRITE-IN” candidate.
All three are Clean Election candidates under Arizona’s Clean Election laws, and as such must collect 1,800 individual $5.00 contributions from Arizona voters registered under any political party (funding is entirely non-partisan). This is a herculean task and they have a little over 30 days remaining to get this accomplished.
ALL REPUBLICANS ARE NEEDED to go online to the Secretary of State’s website https://apps.azsos.gov/equal/ and donate $5 to each of the three campaigns separately through PayPal. Then have your friends, spouses, voting age children do the same. Or visit WWW.WRITEINJIMOCONNOR.COM to make your $5 donation and complete the required FORM for Clean Elections .
Alternatively, a third tab is included on the website for those willing to donate any amount not to exceed $170 per donor. Candidates are allowed to raise a maximum of $29,004 in Seed Money. Such funds are the only monies allowable for “write-in” Candidates primary race.
Once successfully collecting the 1,800 qualifying $5 contributions AND achieving a minimum of 6,663 write-in votes, The campaign will receive a contribution of $174,000 in General Election funding and Jim O’Connor will be printed on the November ballot.
After that: “VOTE LEA, VOTE ERIC & WRITE-IN JIM O’CONNOR”.
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David Rhodes is a life-long resident of Arizona, having been born in Bisbee, Arizona to a mining and ranching family. When he was five years old, the family moved to its ranch in the Verde Valley and it was here that David’s conservative values and his love of country, family, and the great outdoors were fostered. David joined the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office in 1994 as a patrol deputy and worked his way through the ranks to his current position as Chief Deputy.
David is a graduate of the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia and a graduate of the Leadership Program from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. In addition, David is a founding member of the Yavapai County Post-Arrest Diversion Program and the Yavapai County Mental Health Coalition. David is the recipient of the ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy Award and the Crisis Response Officer of Distinction Award.
When asked why he decided to run for the Office of Sheriff, David said: “I want to be the Sheriff of Yavapai County because my roots run deep in this county. This is where I grew up, it is where my family has had a presence since the early 1900’s, and it’s where I live. I want to play a role in preserving the things that make our county great—and public safety is a foundational element of any great community. I have been training my whole career for this job. I believe in the rule of law, fair and equitable application of the justice system, upholding the Constitution, and the defense of civil rights. As your Sheriff, I will work hard to decriminalize mental illness, continue to promote collaborative leadership across agencies, and seek cooperation with all sectors to produce cost savings.”
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Elizabeth Kennedy is running for the Prescott Valley Town Council where she will bring her knowledge, experience and skills to work for the citizens of Prescott Valley. Since arriving here from California over 4 years ago to make her home in Prescott Valley she has jumped in with both feet to get involved in the community. .Started with being on the Board of Directors, 1st Vice President, and Chair of the Community Service and Outreach Committee for the Prescott Area Association of Realtors.. Member of the Idea Broker Exchange Council for the National Association of Realtors. Vestry Member, Vestry Liaison for the Outreach Commission and Chair, of The Food Pantry at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Member of RWOP volunteering for the membership and merchandising committee and Chair of the Nominating Committee. She currently serves as Chair of Government Issues for the Prescott Area Association for Realtors. Member of the Legislative Political Action Committee for the Arizona Association Realtors. Member of the Consumer Communications Council for the National Association of Realtors. Chair of Communications Commission, Media Relations, and Lay Minister for St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Co-Chair of the Prescott Valley Balloon Fest.
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