Lutes is the current Chair of the Yavapai County Democratic Party.
John has promised to bring to the office his 40 years of experience as a Whiskey Row merchant, first with McMahan’s Furniture in the venerable Sam Hill retail store, then as a founding member of the Arts Prescott Co-op, and currently as a founder and co-owner of the Van Gogh’s Ear gallery, as well as his many years of work with local nonprofits and associations to promote business and the arts in the city.
With three generations of family living in Prescott, John expresses his deep love for the quality of life that the county affords. “We also know that with this blessing comes the responsibility to make sure we maintain the beauty of our community for future generations. No one who lives here wants Yavapai to be like Maricopa. We must develop a plan to manage our prosperity and develop our economic sovereignty so that we keep the country in our county.”