Originally Published: June 5, 2016 11 p.m.
PRESCOTT - A resident of Yavapai County’s District 4 for 13 years, Marla Festenese has filed the required petition signatures for the Aug. 30 primary for the District 4 county supervisor seat.
“I am running because I care about how and where the people’s tax dollars are being spent,” she stated in a news release, adding that she has owned businesses since age 20, currently an antique shop. Festenese believes her business background gives her the analytical, critical-thinking and finance skills needed.
She has been a volunteer, board member, and administrator for the Williamson Valley Fire Department, assisting in the expansion of the department with the station, budget and more. She also volunteered for the county Republican committee and then was hired as administrator. She has also worked as an administrator for District 4.
Festenese feels her time involved in District 4 gives her necessary insight. “Some main concerns are budgeting, water, and infrastructure,” she said.
Festenese is a member of the county Republican committee, has a degree in child development, and has volunteered for the VA, incarcerated teens, therapy on horseback, reading to classrooms and the rodeo. She enjoys horses, kayaking, antiques.
She is challenging Supervisor Craig Brown.