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4 hopefuls apply to fill vacant Yavapai County supervisor’s seat
Board could select replacement as early as July 15, administrator says

Yavapai County Administration building Monday, June 3, 2019, in Prescott. (Cindy Barks/Courier file)

Yavapai County Administration building Monday, June 3, 2019, in Prescott. (Cindy Barks/Courier file)

Four applicants have filed letters for consideration to fill the vacant seat on the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors.

As of the 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, deadline, Chris Howard, Steven Irwin, Mary Mallory and Bill Williams had submitted applications.

The seat in District 5 became available with the resignation of Jack Smith who accepted an appointment as Arizona director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture — Rural Development.

A special board of supervisors meeting will be set to select the replacement, possibly at 9 a.m. Monday, July 15, said Phil Bourdon, Yavapai County administrator.

Howard currently manages his own rental properties and teaches tennis at Yavapai College.

Irwin has worked as a Realtor with Arizona Prime Real Estate for the past 10 years.

Mallory currently serves on the Prescott Valley Town Council and is employed at Sprouts.

Williams is a freelance writer, and worked as a paralegal in Prescott, public information officer with the state, and with the U.S. Postal Service in Denver. His letter states he previously ran for county supervisor as a Democrat and has switched back to Republican.

Comments on the applicants will be accepted until noon, Friday, July 12, at the board of supervisors office, 1015 Fair St., Prescott; or by email to Kim Kapin, Clerk of the Board, at kim.kapin@yavapai.us. The appointment is effective until the next election in 2020.

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