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Prescott businesswoman enters state Senate race (1194) (access required)

Construction company owner Elise Townsend of Prescott says Senate President Ken Bennett told her the Legislature needs more business people, and that was one of the reasons she decided to run for his District 1 Senate seat. The founder of Townsend Construction and a self-described “self-made woman,” Ms. Townsend, 45, who was flanked by more ...

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