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.”
Our Water, Our Future
Water is our future. Intelligent stewardship and a comprehensive plan will ensure its preservation for the next generation.
Featuring endorsements from Prescott businessman and philanthropist Barry Barbe, John's daughter and business partner at Van Gogh’s Ear gallery Cody Carter and Tsunami on the Square founder Jay Ruby.
Our Challenging New Reality
August 30, 2020
Just a few short months ago our world turned upside down. A deadly public-health disaster has triggered economic catastrophe, racial upheaval, and erosion of trust in the officials elected to protect our interests. Pandemic conditions have disrupted the health, homes and livelihoods of all Americans, from the national level down to every state, city and town. Rural Yavapai County has been no exception.
We are experiencing a turbulent transformation. This challenging new reality calls for new leadership. New voices are rising, voices that have been unheard for far too long, now calling for fundamental and positive changes to address the way everyday people struggle to live their lives.
It is time for a new voice on our County Board of Supervisors, an inclusive and honest voice, without indifference or complacency. John Lutes is a longtime resident, small-business owner, family man and community advocate. As your new County Supervisor, John will listen to and speak for the unique diversity we have among the people of Yavapai County.
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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.