Noting on her Facebook page that she has lived in Prescott for over 30 years, Cathey Rusing has now turned in her signatures to be placed on the ballot for City Council. Rusing is the second candidate to turn in signatures, Jim Lamerson turned his in earlier in the month.
Last Thursday morning, Rusing, accompanied by her husband Tom Rusing, turned in her petitions bearing 1418 signatures, far more than the required minimum of 848. The maximum number of signatures a candidate for the Prescott City Council can turn in is 1696.
Since the campaign is not fully underway, many of the candidates have not explained yet why they are running or identified the issues they feel the most strongly about. Here is the main statement on Rusing’s page:
Before leaving City Hall after turning in the signatures, Rusing made a point of thanking City Clerk Maureen Scott for her assistance and willingness to answer questions.
Rusing is one of four candidates vying for three open council seats. Jim Lamerson, Billie Orr and Steve Sischka are the other candidates. Orr and Sischka turned in their signatures on Monday, the 20th. Mayor Greg Mengarelli is running unopposed. There is still a little time for a candidate to get into the race, however, collecting the necessary signatures at this point in time would be a challenge.