June 1, 2020
May 15 saw the reopening of businesses in Prescott and surrounding areas with the loosening of restrictions for restaurants and other services. Per CDC recommendations we suggest that you remain cautious, continue to wear masks in public, exercise social distancing and avoid groups of more than ten people.
On the political front, Mark Kelly is polling ahead of Martha McSally (R) by a stunning 5%.
The Judy Stahl campaign has vigorously embraced digital and virtual platforms to share her "common-ground" message and has a beautifully updated website!
In LD6 Felicia French is volunteering her services as a nurse at the Tuba City Regional Health Care facility. We honor her service, thank you, Felicia! Coral Evans continues to be a leader demonstrating integrity and common sense by leading the state in calling for responsible protocols for reopening during this crisis. Both LD6 candidates' campaigns are working hard to reach voters through actions like "Canvass from Your Couch."
CD4 candidates Delina DiSanto and Stu Starky are primaried on August 4, each battling hard to unseat Rep Paul Gosar (R).
Yavapai County Board of Supervisors campaigns include Democratic candidates John Lutes D1 and Donna Michaels D3, the only Democrats in those races. The Lutes campaign is reaching out to voters through a series of neighborhood discussions, Our Yavapai, Our Future, focusing on listening to voters' concerns about County government.
Good news in the Corporation Commission race: Incumbent Boyd Dunn (R) was removed from the ballot for falsification of petition signatures. Kim Owens (R) was also disqualified from the race, ensuring a seat for one of the three Democrats, Bill Mundell, Shea Stanfield and Anna Tovar, in the general election in November.
Here at YavDems we can't emphasize enough the importance of requesting a Ballot-by-Mail or listing on the Permanent Early Voter List (PEVL).
It is your constitutional right to vote and you should expect to be
able to do it without risking your life or anyone else's.
Please be sure to do the following:
Finally, take an extra step and pledge to register four new voters by July 6!
Did you know only 23% of Yavapai residents aged 18- 29 voted in the last election?
Know a Millennial or GenXer? Get them registered to vote by mail by July 1!
There is much work to be done in the coming months, and it will literally take every one of us to win in November. The polls show Democrats across the country taking the lead in elections up and down the ballot, especially in the Senate races. The work we do here in Yavapai County amplifies throughout the state and the nation, bringing hope that there is a light at the end of this. So take a deep breath and commit to being part of the solution. Even a small contribution, putting a campaign sign in your yard or writing postcards for a candidate, can make a big difference.
Words cannot express our gratitude for your continuing support, hard work, and belief that democracy is for all the people.
Yavapai County Democratic Party