It was a dark and stormy night. However, on the evening of March 10, 2020, weather conditions on Whiskey Row in Prescott didn’t deter a large turnout at the Western Heritage Center to help launch Harry Oberg’s campaign for Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, District One.
With numerous displays of Old West historical memorabilia, abundant appetizers, an open wine and beer bar, the well-wishers were treated to several speakers including Ron Grossman, Barry Denton, Connie Cantelme, and Jim Robb. They spoke of their relationship with Oberg and why he is the most qualified candidate to lead District One over the next four years.
As supervisor, Oberg’s goals are to bring more economic prosperity to the county, effectively conserve scarce resources–water, wildlife, forests and open space, and streamline county services so every dollar is maximized for taxpayers’ benefit. He also believes solutions must be brought forward to address increasing traffic and the county’s serious transportation infrastructure needs. As a Prescott native raised in a ranching family, he is dedicated to preserving and promoting Yavapai county’s western heritage.
A lifelong conservative Republican, Oberg served the City of Prescott as Mayor. During his term, he and the City Council dealt with several major issues including conserving water resources, expansion of the Prescott airport, reduction of unlicensed sober living homes, open space acquisition, and the short fall in the pension fund for retired police and firefighters (PSPRS).
Oberg will draw upon his 33-year military career for leadership. He is a highly decorated Army aerial combat veteran who, among his many citations, was awarded the Military Order of Purple Heart and 2 Bronze Stars. He retired from military service in 2000 at the rank of Colonel in the US Army and as Brigadier General in the Army National Guard.
As a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association, he strongly believes in defending 2nd Amendment rights and opposes Red Flag Laws.
Oberg and his wife of 21 years, Jeanna, retired to Prescott in 2007. They have a combined family of 4 children and 4 grandchildren. He is a graduate of Prescott High School, Northern Arizona University, the U.S. Army War College and Salva Regina University.
For more information, contact harryforBOS1@gmail.com.