Prescott City Councilwoman Jean Wilcox filed her Nomination Petitions to run for Mayor of Prescott on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 with over 115 pages of signatures. Wilcox expressed gratitude for the many petition circulators who stepped forward to help her gather far more than the required 718 minimum required to qualify.
In the fourth year of her term on the Council, Wilcox says she has the necessary experience to step into the role of mayor. “After I was elected to the Council in 2013, I found there is about a two year learning curve to understand city finances, operations, and how the Council responds to issues facing Prescott, even with my extensive background in Arizona local government. As Mayor, I won’t have that learning curve and can hit the ground running.”
During her term on the City Council, Wilcox has been an advocate for responsible spending, public safety, preserving open space in the heart of Prescott’s planning area, creating economic and recreation opportunities, and keeping the library as a public resource for all.
“In the last year, the City has moved forward on some exciting initiatives for Prescott—an economic development strategy that will bring better paying jobs, expansion and improvement of the airport, reconstruction of downtown streets, changing our models of service delivery to reduce costs to the taxpayers, and negotiating open space acquisitions in the greater Dells area. I want to continue these efforts by providing the leadership to make them a reality for Prescott. Continuity and experience are the two most important qualities I bring to the office of Mayor.”
More information about Wilcox’s views can be found on her website www.WilcoxforMayor.com.