YAVAPAI COUNTY SUPERVISOR, CRAIG BROWN and CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 2020
Supervisor Brown is a proven conservative, life-long Republican and Combat Veteran, having served in Vietnam with the elite Green Berets on the Cambodian Border. He was cited several times for his actions, including 2 Bronze Stars. His background prior to moving to Prescott to retire was Law Enforcement.
As Supervisor he has been very active in all areas of his District. Some of his accomplishments working on behalf of his constituents include:
Built Paulden Library on donations; renovated Seligman Justice Court and Library; supports Ash Fork and Paulden area clean ups; lobbied/obtained funding for ADOT Safety Projects in Paulden; lobbied and fought for I-17 Remedial Plan; lobbied /obtained financing for HWY 69 widening in Prescott; established 6-year plan for County Road Maintenance; established County Ordinance for hands free driving/lobbied for State Law; helped to fund Yavapai Regional Transit; helped establish Firewise Communities; located Grant Funding for Mint Wash Bridge Widening; established paved road to Poquito Valley; repaved Coyote Springs Rd, moved cattle guard and obtained additional mailboxes; completed Phase 1 and 2 of Williamson Valley Safety Improvements; Kept tax rate low for 7 years with balanced budget; revised Development Services procedures including new on-line permit system; established Scarlet and Almosta Ranch Equestrian Trail Heads; Initiated Large Animal Emergency Shelter.
In addition he is active in many organizations, some of which are: NRA Endowment Life Member; American Legion Post 40 Chino Valley; Vietnam Veterans Post 19; Men’s Republican Forum; Republican Women of Prescott; Citizens Water Advocacy Group; Public Safety Pension Retirement System Chair; Prescott Area Wildland Urban Interface Commission(Firewise); Executive Board – Upper Verde River Protection Coalition; 3-term Chair of Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization; Chino Valley and Prescott Chambers; Former Vice President of the Fraternal Order of Police, Prescott Lodge 19
His Promise: “I will always be available and responsive to the citizens of Yavapai County. Your continued input into the democratic process is vital to me and the community.” Craig L. Brown, Sr.”
James Gregory has been a resident of Yavapai County District 2 for 37 years.
His entire career has been spent in service to his community and his country. After graduating from Mayer High School in 1988, he entered the United States Air Force (USAF) as a Military Police officer. James has 30 years law enforcement experience, two years as a Yavapai County detention officer and 24 years with the Prescott Valley Police Department. He is currently a Patrol Lieutenant, responsible for managing Patrol, K-9, and SWAT operations. Prior to that, he supervised Criminal Investigations, Community Services, and PANT--a multi-agency drug task force in Yavapai County. He also has extensive experience coordinating preparations for and responses to emergencies with other local, state, and federal agencies. He is currently on the front lines of Prescott Valley’s efforts to battle the Covid 19 pandemic. For several years, he has been heavily involved in Yavapai County efforts to combat substance abuse through enforcement and education activities, and he actively supports MATForce activities designed to reduce substance abuse in the community. James has also served on the Yavapai County Mental Health Coalition and the Yavapai County Overdose Review Board, and is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy.
All members of the Gregory family are dedicated to serving their country and the community in which they live. James has been married for 26 years to his wife Stacy, who is a Registered Nurse and retired USAF non-commissioned officer. They have two children—a daughter Brianna who is a Registered Nurse, and a son Tyler who is currently serving active duty in the U.S. military—both of whom were raised in Mayer, Arizona.
James has a strong desire to represent District 2 on the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors. He considers himself a public servant—modeling the servant-leadership philosophy, focusing on the needs of the community. He is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, who believes in small government and managed growth. He wants to improve the efficiency and transparency of county government. If elected, James will continue promoting the rural, small-town atmosphere that most Yavapai County residents enjoy. Thirty years of public service, a strong work ethic, and proven leadership skills make James Gregory an ideal candidate for the position of District 2 Supervisor.
Yavapai County – Leading Arizona in Voter Turnout
Senator Karen Fann (AZ-District 1) is a lifelong Republican, raised on conservative rural values by her hardworking parents, Jim and Sylvia Fann. She moved with her family to Prescott at the age of four.
Growing up in a family with a strong work ethic made it natural for Karen to start her own business. Karen launched Arizona Highway Safety Specialists, Inc.(AHSS) in 1984 – with just $500 of her own cash. Her drive and determination to succeed has turned today’s Arizona Highway Safety Specialists into Arizona’s largest installer of roadway guardrails and signage. Owner and CEO Karen now employs 30 at her thriving business, and AHSS celebrated its 33rd Anniversary in 2017. Karen and husband Jim McKown also owned and operated the FANN-M Ranch for nearly a decade.
Prior to becoming a local business owner, Karen gained four years of experience in the legal field and ten in the airport/ airline industry; she later obtained her license as an Arizona Realtor. She is a licensed contractor with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors; past president of Yavapai County Contractors Association; and past president, Prescott Chapter, of the National Association of Women in Construction.
Her dedication to community led Karen to serve on numerous committees and boards, representing Central Arizona, as well as, the Town of Chino Valley, where she was Mayor for six years. Her four years of service on the Prescott City Council included Mayor Pro Tem.
Experience: Professional & Civil Service Highlights, 18 years Public Service: AZ State Senate; AZ House of Representatives; Mayor; Town of Chino Valley; Prescott City Council; Area small business owner for over 30 years; Charter Member Chino Valley Elks; Charter Member Chino Valley Rotary Club; Chairman Central Yavapai Planning Organization (CYMPO); Upper Verde River Watershed Protection Coalition Chair, and the following appointed state committees:House Committees: Chair Transportation, Chair Insurance, Municipal Government, and Agriculture & Water
Senate Committees: Vice chair Transportation, Vice Chair Finance, Natural Resources and Appropriations
Jim O’Connor has seen the Certified Canvass of our Primary Election showing 45,544 Write-In votes to elect him as one of the three Republican candidates qualified and funded by Clean Elections Commission for the November 3, 2020 General Election ballot. This total is almost seven times the minimum number of write-in votes needed to qualify for funding and inclusion on the November ballot. He said, “I am humbled at the record setting number of votes, and awed at what Republican PC’s, Patriots and Republican Club members can do when they understand our mission, put aside differences, and buy into the tasks set before them. WOW! My fervent prayer is that we can keep this intentional focus of ‘keeping our republic’ first in our minds and hearts. As each one of us executes our small part every day between now through November 3rd, we will enjoy our Thanksgiving celebrations with family, friends and loved ones. As one of your Republican team members running for the Corporation Commission, I herein pledge: to protect you from unfair utility rate increases, to listen to your concerns, fight for your best interests, and work tirelessly to save you money.
Thank all 2,019 of you who allowed me to talk you into contributing $5.00 to Clean Elections through my write-in campaign. That investment of yours paid off handsomely with Lea, Eric and me each qualifying for $174,024.00 in General Election funding.
Thank you to the dozens of special volunteers throughout our state who passed out my WRITE-IN JIM business cards in neighborhoods and polling places. Thank all 45,544 of you who wrote in Jim O’Connor. And thank God for the honor of being able to represent you when elected to the Commission on November 3, 2020.”
Dr. Paul Gosar is a conservative Republican representing Arizona’s Fourth Congressional District and currently serving in his fifth term. After 25 years as a dentist and watching Arizona middle-class families and small businesses struggle under Washington Democrats’ job-killing agenda, Dr. Gosar decided it was time to make a difference. In 2010 he ran for Congress against an incumbent Democrat - and won. Determined to stand up for Arizona families, Dr. Gosar has continued to challenge the status quo, offer common sense solutions, fight against liberals and Special Interests, and often, stand up to his own party.
As a member of Congress, he is focused on fighting for the interests of the people of Arizona. By repealing burdensome regulations and fostering an environment for economic growth, he's working to create more jobs for our families. He's working to keep our families safe by securing the border and ending the influx of illegal immigration. And he's reforming government by cutting federal spending and forcing accountability.
In 2017, Dr. Gosar was named Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus, founded in 1983 to promote rural values, preserve our uniquely American way of life, and combat federal overreach over our land, water, and natural resources.
He was also named Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee's Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources which oversees American energy production and mining on federal lands, critical to Arizona's economy.r.Congressman Paul Gosar has earned the recognition as one of the most conservative members of Congress based on his voting record fighting for a border wall and border security, fighting against amnesty for criminals, never raising taxes, applying the Constitution first, keeping his promises, and fighting for life and against the abortion industry.
In addition, Dr. Gosar has been rated as the most effective member of Congress because of his work getting bills, programs and amendments passed through Congress that directly help the people of Arizona. His efforts to reduce government waste and reduce spending have resulted in nationwide recognition. Conservatives love him and Liberals hate him for the same reason...he keeps his word
Gosar is a devout family man and cherishes Arizona's culture of family values. He and his wife Maude have been married for nearly 30 years and have three children.
U.S. Representative in Congress - District No. 4
Judy Burges, a longtime Skull Valley resident and former state senator for LD22, has formally announced her candidacy to fill one of LD1’s two upcoming vacancies in the state legislature. The conservative Republican is well known to Yavapai County voters after representing the southern portion of the county as part of LD22 until redistricting transferred the area into LD1 following the 2010 census.
Ms. Burges served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2005 to 2012, and the state Senate from 2012 to 2018. She now joins five other announced candidates, four Republicans and one Democrat, to fill one of LD1’s two seats in the State House of Representatives. To date, she is the only announced candidate with prior legislative experience. The former Senator’s conservative credentials, high name recognition and deep ties to Yavapai County could propel her into the lead in what is shaping up to be a sharply contested August primary.
As a candidate for state office, Ms. Burges calls herself “an unapologetic conservative” and “a Christian who supports family values, the right to life, school choice, border security, and the protection of constitutional freedoms, especially free speech and the Second Amendment.”
Ms. Burges has indicated she will run as a traditional candidate and not accept any form of public financing. It is still relatively early in the campaign season. Candidates can file a statement of organization with the Secretary of State at any time and have until April 6, 2020, to file a minimum of 690 petition signatures to earn a place on the ballot.
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Harry Oberg is a longtime resident of Prescott
His father, Nils, arrived here in 1929 working as a ranch hand. Harry came to Prescott with his parents when he was 2 years old after they had completed their service in the U.S. Army during WWII. He attended Prescott schools and graduated from Prescott High in 1965.
After receiving Army helicopter flight training, Harry served two tours in Vietnam—first as an Army “aerial scout” pilot, and later as a heavy-lift pilot, which included duty in Laos. His combat decorations include 2-Distinguished Flying Crosses, 2-Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, 34-Air Medals (one with Valor Device), and numerous service achievement awards. Harry pursued his Army career until April 2000 retiring at the rank of Colonel in the Army and as a Brigadier General in the Army National Guard.
Harry received a bachelor’s degree in accounting/business from Northern Arizona University, a master’s degree in international relations from Salva Regina University, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. Prior to retirement, Harry worked as a Pentagon budget director managing a $1.5 Billion logistics budget providing equipment and supplies for Army National Guard units deploying to Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2007, he and his wife, Jeanna, both retired and returned to Prescott, Arizona.
In 2015, Harry was elected mayor of Prescott. His major accomplishments while in office include:
Reducing the number of unlicensed Sober Living homes from 183 to 34
Initiating the new commercial passenger carrier and new $15m terminal at the Prescott Airport
Developing the 20-year airport master plan for economic expansion and safety improvements
Initiating plans with the State Forester to reduce the chance of catastrophic wildfire in Prescott
Establishing a large mayors’ group to petition the State Legislature to correct PSPRS insolvency
After his mayoral term Harry continued to serve his community on boards and committees including the Western Heritage Center/Foundation, Sunup Rotary Club, VFW POST 541, Rodeo Advisory Board, and the Friends of the Airport. He is currently the 1st Vice Chairman of the Yavapai County GOP Committee.
Harry’s goals as supervisor include:
Bringing more economic prosperity to the county for a higher quality of life
Effectively conserving and managing our scare resources
Streamlining county services to make every tax dollar deliver for taxpayers
Improving county traffic/transportation infrastructure
Preserving and promoting our Western heritage
Prescott Valley Town Council
Yavapai County Board of Supervisor District 4
State Representative - LD 1
Yavapai County Board of Supervisor District 1
Randy Garrison, Yavapai County Supervisor for District 3, and Vice-Chairman for the Board of Supervisors 2020
It has been my honor to serve these past 4 years as your Yavapai County Supervisor for District 3, and with your support we can continue to make Yavapai County a great place to live, work, and raise our families.
I am an Arizona Native, and a fifth generation Verde Valley resident. I live in Cottonwood with Debbie, my wife of 36 years, and our daughter Shelby. My family came to Yavapai County in the 1870’s as farmers and cattle ranchers, and have been active in public service ever since.
I have serviced for most of my life and have been an elected official for over 19 years. I started out serving on Mingus Union High School Board, then moved to the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District, serving as Chair for five years. Thereafter I was elected to the City of Cottonwood Council and left that position when elected to the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors for District 3. Two years ago, I served as Vice Chair under Rowle Simmons, last year I was elected Chairman by my fellow Supervisors, and this year I serve as Vice Chair under Chairman Craig. The years I have spent working with our local educational institutions, City and County government has taught me the importance of broad-based community leadership, the value of supporting individuals and families, and the difficulties we encounter trying to provide those supports while working within limited tax-payer supported budgets.
I believe in being open and transparent, and I was raised to tell the truth and have never minced my words. You won’t ever leave a conversation with me without knowing exactly where I stand. Additionally, you will always have a clear and detailed understanding of the rationale that guided my decisions.
I want to thank everyone for making my service on the Board of Supervisors some of the most productive and enjoyable time spent in public service, and I look forward to your continued support as we move forward with the next 4 years.
Tel: 928-300-1420 eMail: Randy.Garrison@Yavapai.us Website: www.ElectRandyGarrison.com
Yavapai County Board of Supervisor District 5
Mary Mallory was sworn in as county District 5 Supervisors on July 2019.
I was chosen from a group of citizens because of my nearly 9 years of experience with the Prescott Valley Town Council. 80% of District 5 is in the Town of Prescott Valley. I have been a resident of Yavapai County for nearly 20 years. While on the Town Council, I represented Prescott Valley on the Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO) for almost 8 years. As the Chair, I worked closely with Supervisor Brown and other elected officials in the quad city areas.
During my first term as Councilwoman of Prescott Valley, I spear headed the Annual Healing Field of Northern Arizona Event, which is now in its 9th year. http://www.healingfield.org/prescottvalley19 This event is about “Never Forgetting” those who lost their lives in the attacks of 9/11.
My professional career includes 40 years of Customer Service Operations Management. I have also diversified my interests into Real Estate sales. As an honest and transparent leader, I am the most experienced candidate to serve as your county supervisor for District 5.
I want to serve you by remembering the past, centering on the needs of the present and the requirements of the future. All of this with an understanding of the importance of fiscal responsibility and sound management while serving the needs and protecting the public.
Communication will be the primary component of my relationship with those I serve in Yavapai County and District 5.
Yavapai County Board of Supervisor District 3
State Senator - District No. 1
U.S. Senator Martha McSally was sworn into the Senate in January 2019.
Senator Martha McSally proudly represents the people of Arizona in the United States Senate. She previously represented Arizona’s second congressional district for four years in the United States House of Representatives. Prior to serving in Congress, Senator McSally served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 2010 as a full Colonel. She is the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat and first to command a fighter squadron in combat in United States history. U.S. Senator Martha McSally proudly represents the people of Arizona in the United States Senate. She previously represented Arizona’s second congressional district for four years in the United States House of Representatives. Prior to serving in Congress, Senator McSally served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 2010 as a full Colonel. She is the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat and first to command a fighter squadron in combat in United States history.
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee The United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs has jurisdiction over matters related to banks and banking, price controls, deposit insurance, export promotion and controls, federal monetary policy, financial aid to commerce and industry, issuance of redemption of notes, currency and coinage, public and private housing, urban development, mass transit and government contracts.
Resources Committee The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee was originally known as the Committee on Public Lands, overseeing the settling of land acquired in the Louisiana Purchase. Since then, its oversight jurisdiction has expanded to include nuclear, hydroelectric and other energy production; mining, grazing, and oil and gas leasing on public lands; water rights; National Parks and Indian Affairs.
Armed Services Committee The Committee on Armed Services is a committee of the United States Senate empowered with legislative oversight of the nation’s military, including the Department of Defense, military research and development, nuclear energy (as pertaining to national security), benefits for members of the military, the Selective Service System and other matters related to defense policy.
Yavapai County Board of Supervisor District 2
Eric Sloan is a lifelong Republican and received the most votes in the Republican Primary for any statewide candidate in 2020. Eric is a champion of conservative causes and is currently leading the charge on lowering electric rates, eliminating peak rate charges, and guaranteeing consumer protections. Eric will defend our families against the out of control utility companies who are asking for rate increases and get us all a fair deal.
Eric Moved to Arizona in 1992 when his mother came to Arizona on vacation and bought a house in the middle of a cotton field. She picked Arizona because she was a Goldwater girl. She wanted to live in a state that had conservative values, where she could save more money than she would spend in taxes. She loved Arizona and she taught her sons to love Arizona also. Eric said, "Her love and wisdom is what motivated me to get involved with our community. We need good consevative servant leadership, I hope to be a part of that." Eric's beloved mother passed away in 2005 at 57, from a recurrence of breast cancer. She went to be with the Lord on the day he graduated college. Eric said " It should have been a celebration, but it was the saddest day of my life."
Eric and Alisa Sloan consider Prescott their hometown. They have been married for twelve years and they are the proud parents of an amazing little girl. Eric and Alisa own businesses in Prescott, Tempe and Scottsdale. Eric met his beautiful wife Alisa in July of 2008. They were married in December of 2008. Eric said, "When I met Alisa, I knew I was going to marry her. She was the smartest, most beautiful, and funniest woman I had ever met. God put us together." In 2009, at the height of the great recession Alisa and Eric started their family business. In 2012, God blessed their family with a little girl. Alisa and Eric named Little Sloan after his mother as a tribute to her courage and grace.
Eric has a professional background in economic development and education public policy. Eric was selected to be the youngest recipient of the Phoenix Business Journal 40 under 40. He is a graduate of Valley Leadership and Operation Enterprise. Professionally Eric has been fortunate to work on the largest commercial development projects in the history of Arizona. Eric's community service on veterans issues and to make Arizona a primary training base for the F-35 led him to be the youngest Honorary Commander at Luke Air Force base. When asked why he volunteers so much, Eric said "I love Arizona. I want it to be the state my daughter raises her family, I work everyday to make it better for her."
Eric Sloan eMail: SloanforArizona@gmail.com
Quang Nguyen Mr. Nguyen has a compelling personal story as a Vietnamese refugee who arrived in America with his family as a 12-year-old who spoke no English. He graduated from Long Beach State with a BA in Technology Education. He settled in Prescott, raised a family, and became active in conservative causes, including the Yavapai County Tea Party movement. In 2010, he worked in the Congressional campaign of Rusty Bowers. He later helped found the Patriot Network. He frequently speaks at local patriotic events and to Veterans groups around the country on Americanism and the importance of the 2nd amendment to political freedom.
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.
Tel: 928-772-2835 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lea Marquez Peterson as your Commissioner, I’ve fought for you. Since joining the Commission, my top priority has been keeping rates affordable while providing reliable utilities.
I understand that families and small businesses are struggling during these uncertain times. That is why I championed over $40 million in refunds to customers and pushed for plan flexibility for Arizonans who are suffering financial hardships due to COVID-19.
I also supported efforts to stop disconnecting customers during the hot summer months and the COVID-19 pandemic to protect seniors and our most vulnerable.
I’ve fought to hold utilities accountable because I know they work for us and not the other way around.
In addition, I supported the Commission’s Code of Ethics to ensure that all commissioners are working for the best interest of Arizonans and to eliminate corruption and influence from the utility industry.
Lastly, I am the only candidate with a plan to support school improvements to state broadband technology.
I am not a career politician. I’m a mother, small business owner and public servant fighting for affordable utility rates and economic prosperity.
There could not be more at stake this election regarding your utility rates and the future of energy in Arizona. If we lose the Commission this November, our state will be at the mercy of far-left energy policies that will raise our utility costs during a time when families and small businesses are desperately trying to get back on their feet.
Lea Marquez Peterson Tel: 520-329-2044 eMail: email@example.com