Local resident Mary Beth Hrin has announced her candidacy for Prescott City Mayor. Ms. Hrin is well-known to the citizens of Prescott for her conservative role in local debates on issues concerning tax initiatives, sober living homes and local governance. She served as a campaign advisor for Mayor Harry Oberg in 2015 and for Representative Noel Campbell in his campaigns. Ms. Hrin was instrumental in helping Representative Campbell craft his successful legislation regulating recovery homes and is considered a leading local expert on the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).
Ms. Hrin is a retired attorney with law degrees (J.D. and LL.M.) from Temple University. She worked as a Philadelphia police officer before graduating law school and joining the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. Ms. Hrin has resided in Prescott for the past 15 years.
Hrin states her purpose in running for mayor is to address the critical issues facing Prescott, including our growing PSPRS liability, maintaining high quality city services without overly taxing our citizens and a dwindling water supply. “The most pressing issue facing Prescott is the exploding cost of our public pensions. It threatens every aspect of our city budget.” My years of study on this subject, as well as my understanding of the legislative process and my associations with state representatives, will help develop reasonable and realistic solutions for Prescott.”