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Prescott City Elections: A New Direction

In one of the most consequential city elections in memory, Prescott voters have chosen a new Mayor and a set of City Council candidates who have promised to bring reform to City Hall. The County Elections Office has announced that current City Councilman and Mayoral candidate Phil Goode, has won a landslide election to replace Prescott’s two-term incumbent Mayor,

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Opinion: Stop Dark Money in Prescott Politics

I was the victim of a vicious smear campaign when I challenged Mr. Mengarelli for Prescott mayor in 2017.  Time to break my silence. Part of my decision to come forward now involves both an acceptance of my disability, and an understanding of my ensuing private humiliation.  But my decision also stems from utter disgust

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Prescott Candidates on Financial Sources 2021

UPDATE: 7/8. A hit piece mailer on two of the candidates has shown up in mailboxes today. It is not from any of the campaigns directly but rather from a political hit piece organization with the innocuous sounding name “Arizona Residents Council”. It is listed as an “education” focused nonprofit. This is the common tool

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Opinion: Five Myths About America’s Elections

During my misspent youth as a GOP political consultant, one of the lessons I learned is that elections are fundamentally a game of amateurs. The average American only votes once every four years (if they bother to vote at all), and every election cycle features news stories of confused voters complaining about the complexity of

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