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Here’s the press release from the Wilcox campaign:
Conservative Candidate Hrin Endorses Jean Wilcox for Prescott Mayor
Ma ry Beth Hrin, the c ons ervative candidate who was narrowly eliminated in Pres cott ’s August mayoral primary, is formally endorsing Councilwoman Jean Wilcox for Mayor.
Hrin's announcement, at a press conference on the Prescott Courthouse Square, follows a statement of support she made for Wilcox late Thursday afternoon.
In her statement, Hrin praises Wilcox's experience and integrity while questioning candidate Greg Mengarelli's relationship with local developers.
"I'm casting my vote for Jean Wilcox because she has the dedication, experience , but most importantly, the integrity to be our next mayor." Hrin wrote . "She hasn't accepted a single donation from land developers, people who have contracts with the city, or employees whose donation clearly present an ethical conflict of interest. Unlike Mr. Mengarelli, she won't owe any favors to these developers who seek to make a profit using taxpayer monies, or be controlled by any faction of a single political party. Simply put, Jean wants what's best for ALL of Prescott.“
A former police officer and Assistant District Attorney for the city of Philadelphia, Hrin is a 15-year Prescott resident who campaigned as a fiscal conservative in a three-way race against Wilcox and Mengarelli. She earned 28% percent of the vote in the August 29 primary . Wilcox, a four-year Prescott councilwoman, will square off against Mengarelli , the president of the Prescott School Board, in the November 7 general election.
"I am very pleased to accept the support of Mary Beth Hrin," Wilcox said. "We agree on many issues, particularly careful management of taxpayer monies and maintaining integrity and ethics in city government. I hope many of Mary Beth's supporters will follow her lead, and vote for me on November 7th."