Why I'm Running
“I’m running for the Board of Supervisors to help lead the conversation we need as a community about the issues that are important to us all, to listen to the diverse needs of our people, and to give everyone a voice in our shared future. I see a common-sense approach to growth, water and housing in Yavapai County that benefits everyone and preserves treasures like the Granite Dells, the Verde River and our Courthouse Square.”
John Lutes wants to help lead the Conversation in Governing the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors
John Lutes is a fixture of the Prescott Community
A successful businessman on Whiskey Row for over 40 years, first with the McMahon’s Furniture Store and then later with Arts Prescott Co-op and the
Van Gogh’s Ear Art Gallery, Mr. Lutes has also devoted considerable time to assisting local non-profit organizations.
He is currently the Chairperson of the Yavapai Democratic Party.
Yavapai County includes all or parts of Prescott, Sedona, Peoria, Wickenburg, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Dewey-Humboldt, Prescott Valley, Jerome, Chino Valley, and Camp Verde.
John Lutes family at Watson Lake, Granite Dells, from left, Mark Carter and Cody Lutes Carter, Zoe Carter, John and Linda Lutes; photo by Chris Marchetti
A proud husband, father, and grandfather, Mr. Lutes is running to become part of the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors.
If elected to the board, I want to:
"Help lead the conversation we need as a community about the issues that are important to us all, to listen to the diverse needs of our people, and to give
everyone a voice in our shared future. I want to see a common-sense approach to growth, water, and housing in Yavapai County that benefits everyone and preserves treasures like the Granite Dells, the Verde River, and our Courthouse Square.”
In helping to plan for the future of the County I hope to:
"We must develop a plan to manage our prosperity and develop our economic sovereignty so that we keep the country in our county.”
Mr. Lutes graciously took the time to discuss his candidacy for the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors.
Read May 20, 2020 interview with David Gordon of Blog for Arizona
What is the Board of Supervisors?
The board is similar to a city or town council, with a jurisdiction including the entire county and all unincorporated areas.
County government in Arizona is an arm of the state government.
Its authority is provided by both the state constitution and the state legislature.
Supervisors are elected from the five county districts to four-year terms, and provide oversight of the County Administrator and the various county departments.
The Supervisors have the final say over county departmental budgets, set the property-tax rate and calculate all other county tax rates. The board also gives final approval for all zoning and use permits in the county's unincorporated areas.
John Lutes is running for the District One seat, covering from Prescott to the county’s western and southern borders and including Bagdad, Yarnell, Congress and parts of Wickenburg and Peoria.