Field of prospective Prescott Council candidates grows to 10

Two more people have indicated interest in running for a seat on the Prescott City Council.

Prescott City Clerk Dana DeLong reported on Friday, March 24, that local residents Rick LeVong and Alexa Scholl recently picked up nominating packets for the Prescott City Council’s upcoming Aug. 29 primary.

That brings the total field of those circulating petitions for mayor and council to 10.

Earlier, City Councilwoman Jean Wilcox and local resident Mary Beth Hrin took out nominating packets for Prescott Mayor. LeVang and Scholl join six others who have indicated interest in running for City Council: incumbent Councilmembers Steve Blair and Greg Lazzell, as well as residents Joe Viccica, Phil Goode, Michael Broggie, and Constance Cantelme.

The council seats currently held by Mayor Harry Oberg, Wilcox, Blair, and Lazzell are all up for election this year. The mayor’s term is for two years, while the council terms run four years. Oberg earlier announced that he would not be seeking re-election. The city primary is scheduled for Aug. 29, and the general election is set for Nov. 7.

The nominating packets became available at the city clerk’s office at Prescott City Hall on Feb. 1, and will continue to be available for other prospective candidates through the end of May.

In order to be listed on the primary ballot, candidates must collect at least 718 signatures from registered Prescott voters, and not more than 1,435.

Candidates may file their completed petitions from May 1 through May 31.