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Mary Beth Hrin: Candidate for Yavapai County BOS, District 1

29 January 2016  

Mary Beth Hrin is a candidate for the Yavpai County Board of Supervisors, District 1. 

Hrin filed to run for District 1 on October 15, 2015. The district stretches from Prescott to Peoria, and includes Bagdad, Congress, Skull Valley, Wilhoit, Yarnell and sections of Wickenburg and Peoria. 

Hrin, a graduate of Temple University, has both a law degree and an LLM in tax law. She served as an Assistant District Attorney for the City of Philadelphia.

Hrin moved to Yavapai County in 2002, and describes herself as a lifelong Republican with a proven record of fighting for conservative principles. Hrin explains that she has worked in District 1, “…on behalf of numerous conservative causes as an activity coordinator, volunteer and liaison.” 

Hrin points to her efforts as a principle researcher, writer and editor on such projects as the Williamson Valley Corridor (general) Plan. She is also assisting Representative Noel Campbell and the Northern Arizona Recovery Association in drafting legislation to regulate the recovery home industry. 

“One of the most pressing issues facing Yavapai County is the exploding cost of the public safety pensions and its impact on the taxpayers,” Hrin says. She believes that her experience as an attorney gives her the ability to, “…remain objective, ask critical questions and propose solutions to ensure the hardworking taxpayers continue to receive the services they finance and deserve.”

Hrin served as a campaign advisor to Prescott Mayor Harry Oberg, and said she observed a glaring inefficiency in the lack of regional cooperation among the various municipalities and the county. "Some will maintain that Yavapai County has cut spending to the bone but I respectfully disagree. I believe Yavapai County taxpayers are still paying for excessive waste and unfair tax shifts due to our leaders' continued inability to make the hard decisions. With the budget crises we all face, now is the time for inter-governmental agreements to provide services and attract businesses to the county.”

Hrin is a member of the Republican Women of Prescott, serves as a volunteer with the Arizona Citizens Defense League and loves road biking, football, baking and shooting. Julie Petitt is her campaign manager and John Stevens is her campaign treasurer. 

You can download her Statement of Candidacy here. 

Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She will be leaving for new adventures on May 15, 2020.