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Sedona City Council Election Candidates Announced

Sedona AZ (January 27, 2012) – The City of Sedona is holding its 2012 Primary Election on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 and its General Election on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, if necessary. Three council seats are available for a four-year term and the Mayor’s seat is available for a two-year term. The Sedona City Clerk’s office received candidate packets from six individuals by the December 14, 2011 deadline. One of the candidates withdrew on January 18, 2012 (former Sedona Police Chief Joe Vernier) and the following candidates remain on the ballot:

Mayor’s Seat, Two-Year Term: Rob Adams
Council Seat, Four-Year Term: Mark DiNunzio, John Martinez, John D. Miller and Jessica Williamson

This will be a vote by mail election. In addition to the above, the ballot will include the question as to whether the City of Sedona should continue the Alternative Expenditure Limitation (Home Rule) option. For more information on this ballot issue, visit www.SedonaAZ.gov, click on “Your Government” tab and then “Election Information“.

A candidate is declared elected at the Primary election if he/she receives fifty percent plus one (50% +1) of the votes cast. If a seat(s) is (are) not filled at the primary, a general election will be held to fill it (them). The mayor and councilors will assume office after the general election following the City Council’s election canvass.

To register to vote in this election, a resident must: be a citizen of the United States; be 18 years of age or more on or before the date of the general election next following his registration; be a state resident for a period of twenty-nine days prior to the election; reside within the Sedona City limits for twenty-nine days prior to the election; and have the ability to write one’s own name or make his mark unless prevented by physical disability.

Voter registration forms are available at Sedona City Hall or you can register online at www.azsos.gov/election/VoterRegistration.htm. The Coconino County Voter Registration phone number is 928-793-6181, and the Yavapai County Voter Registration phone number is 928-771-3248.

Voter registration for the City’s primary election closes on February 13, 2012, and on April 16, 2012 for the general election, if it is held.  Contact the Sedona City Clerk’s office at 928-282-3113 with questions.

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  1. Sarah McLean says:

    Sarah McLean via Facebook: Are you registered to vote? Today is the last day to register to vote in the Arizona primary next month. Whether you are voting for someone or against others, make sure to have your vote registered – and, unlike the general election in November, in the appropriate party. It only takes a couple of minutes online. You can still switch parties now for the primary election, but you MUST do it today. [For example, if you want to participate in influencing who the Republican candidate will be, you must be registered as a Republican for the February primary election.] Register online here:

    EZ Voter Registration Home Page


  2. Mike, Sedona says:

    WHAT???? A bunch of has-beens, n’er do wells, and worse.

    Pity us. We’re a city of idiots.

  3. Ruth Kiessel says:

    The League of Women Voters of Sedona-Verde Valley is sponsoring a primary election forum with the Mayoral and Council candidates running for the Sedona City Council on Thursday, February 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. in the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona 86336. Scheduled to appear are Council candidates Mark Dinunzio, John Martinez, John D. Miller, Jessica Williamson, and Mayoral re-election candidate Rob Adams. Council seats are for a four year term and the Mayoral seat is for a two year term. The Primary Election is a vote by mail election. The last day to register is Monday, February 13 2012. Early voting begins Thursday, February 16, 2012. Ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, March 13, 2012.

    The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. For additional information, contact Ruth Kiessel, Voter Services Chair, at 928-634-5827 or RAKiessel@hotmail.com

  4. Mei Wei Wong, Exec Dir says:


    Invitation to the public from Mei Wei Wong, Executive Director Sedona Arts Center via Facebook:

    Monday, February 6, 2012 at 6:30 PM, Sedona Arts Center Art Barn

    Soon, we will elect new councilors. The candidates for a new council will direct the future relationship between the city government and its “City Animated by the Arts”. The moderated Q&A will discuss their commitment to the Arts and the Culture of Sedona. We do care about their intentions and understanding is of our culture and also, the economics of the arts.

    Last year the entire foundation of Sedona’s arts funding was altered. The Arts and Culture Commission was removed from it’s historic role. Funding resources, and the underlying philosophy of commitment to the arts was dramatically changed. The council has voted. The limited funds are divided among a much larger group of applicants with no particular commitment as to focus on the arts. It has already been costly to some arts organizations and caused many changes in the Arts and Culture Commission’s membership, orientation and function. Surprisingly, this was not much noticed in the community!

    That was then, this is now.

    This is your chance to express your own point of view regarding the intersection of Art, Politics, Taxes and our Sedona culture. It’s time to reanimate our City Animated by the Arts.

    Please, join us. And please pass this along!

  5. McKaila says:

    Sedona & VOTE “NO” on Prop. #420. Do NOT give these city goons any more of YOUR money!!! Let them tighten their bloated belts and reduce their $600,000 worth of salaries!!!!

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