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City of Prescott City Council Election Results:

Greg Lazzell defeated Ellie Laumark (who was endorsed by the Sierra Club Yavapai Group) in the general election runoff for Prescott City Council on November 5, 2013 by a 53-to-46 percent margin. Lazzell got 6,295 votes while Laumark received 5,488. Neither candidate had received the 50-percent-plus-one vote needed to win the council seat outright in the primary election.


The Yavapai group endorsed Ellie Laumark based on her stance on the Big Chino pipeline project, her goal of developing a viable plan to reach safe yield for our groundwater supply, her support of acquiring more open space including the Granite Dells Resort property, and championing the improvement of water quality in the city’s lakes and creeks. She also voiced her positions on these important environmental issues in a candidate questionnaire conducted by the Yavapai Group. We want to thank Ellie for her tremendous effort and for her progressive commitment to improving our local environment here in Prescott!


While unfortunately we will not have Ellie representing us on matters, including very important environmental issues, coming before the Prescott City Council, we are very excited that Jean Wilcox, also endorsed by the Yavapai Group, won her bid for a City Council seat in the primary election.


Four City Council seats were up for election this year. Incumbent Mayor Marlin Kuykendall and incumbent councilman Steve Blair were re-elected in the primary election. And as reported above, challenger Jean Wilcox (in the primary) and incumbent councilman Greg Lazzell (in the general election runoff) won council seats.

 



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