Council candidate profile: Steve Blair

Steve Blair

Steve Blair

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of a series of profile articles on the candidates running for Prescott Mayor and City Council in the Aug. 29 primary. The profiles will focus on the candidates’ backgrounds, while a future series will question the candidates on current local issues.

Age: 61

Length of time in Prescott: Lifetime

Occupation: Window coverings dealer

Educational background: Graduate Prescott High School. Graduate Yavapai College. Graduate ASU, Bachelor of Science degree

What made you decide to run for City Council?

The community asking me to continue forward on council. As a native I believe I have things to offer that other candidates do not.

What do you think would be your strengths as a council member?

Strengths would be numerous. I have been on a lot of different boards at a local level as well as a county level and a state level. Knowing the past, understanding the present and a vision for the future gives me the ability to help lead this wonderful community into the future.

What is the main issue facing Prescott in the coming term?

Airport expansion - water conservation - economic vision to bring in higher paying jobs and commerce. And working to keep Prescott everyone’s home town. Oh ya and paying down the PSPRS debt.

What are your goals and priorities as a council member?

Continue to keep Prescott a place that everyone wants to love as their hometown. Quality of life issues are a huge part of what needs to continue here in the mile high city. Education is a big deal as well as health care in our community. Health care, education, jobs, quality of life issue are the most important. These are my priorities as well as others.