An Arizona mayor who angered families of 19 firefighters by saying not all are entitled to full survivors' benefits soon will learn whether that position will cost him his job.

The ballots in Prescott's primary election are due Tuesday.

Mayor Marlin Kuykendall's re-election to a third, consecutive term had appeared to be a safe bet. That is until the city said it cannot legally extend full benefits to the families of 13 seasonal Granite Mountain Hotshots. One of the firefighters' widows made emotional public pleas to give the men's families the benefits she says they deserve.

Kuykendall faces former city Councilwoman Lindsay Bell in the election that also features three open city council seats.

The 79-year-old Kuykendall has largely put off campaigning since the firefighters deaths on June 30.