Arizona Secretary of State is reporting that the Special General Election for CD 8 (unofficial) results are:
Debbie Lesko (R) 91,390 52.6%
Hiral Tipirneni (D) 82,318 47.4%
former State Senator Debbie Lesko
Voter turnout was 38.3 % of the 455,660 registered voters in CD 8. This vacancy occurred when long-time Republican Congressman Trent Franks resigned in December, 2017 after allegations of a $5 Million request he made of his Congressional aide to have his surrogate child.
Debbie Lesko is a former State Senator and Rep. from LD 21. Dr. Tipirneni is a political newcomer, an ER doctor and an immigrant from India.
“Comedy for Charity is proud to presentLaugh ‘til It Hurts, a two hour event of nonstop entertainment featuring seven comedians, two dance troupes, and even a juggler. The event will be on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at The Fox Theatre.
This special one night event will raise money for violence awareness and prevention.
“This show will be hilarious, and it’s all for a wonderful cause—to make our community a safer place. The mission is to raise a lot of money to help prevent violence and to spread awareness about the problem of violence. We want people to ‘give ‘til it hurts,” shared Suzie Sexton, executive director of Comedy for Charity.
We are also delighted that Mayor Johnathan Rothschild, Liane Hernandez and Alba Jamarillo are Honorary Chairs of the event.
“The 31st Annual Reno Gannon Memorial Jell-O Wrestling Extravaganza and Benefit Auction will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, on 4th Avenue.
Teams of wrestlers raise funds to wrestle in a pit of Jell-O, often with extraordinary costumes and characters. Between wrestling matches our Drag Diva Hostesses run a live auction featuring a variety of unique items selected to please the crowd.”
Carolyn’s note: I’ve been to this wild extravaganza in the past, with the Divas soliciting for team donations in buckets, in anticipation of the various (and costumed) wrestling matches. We all swallowed a bunch of Jello shots, while watching & cheering these teams of one or two wrestlers (sometimes famous people) take on one another in the cold, bluish/greenish? jello pit. It’s a unique fun activity for a Spring Day in the Old Pueblo. Check it out on 4th Avenue on Saturday April 21. Proceeds go to SAAF – Southern Arizona Aids Foundation
Long time radio political talk show host John C. Scott is back. He’s now broadcasting on KVOI 1030 AM on the dial, on Saturdays from 4 to 6 p.m. This past Saturday, April 14 he interviewed our own Blog for Arizona blogger attorney/journalist Larry Bodine. Listen to that show here.
John started re-broadcasting on April 7 at this new venue. Prior to this he was online at Tucson Progressive Media for several months since Nov. 2017, and previously, on various other radio stations, which I have reported on in the past.
If you as a listener want to call in to the show, the phone# is 520-790-2440.
Good luck with your new show John and producer Matt Laos. John’s son Mark Ulm is also helping with the website.
Hope your 2017 taxes for done, so you can show up on April 15 (tax day) at Reid Park to rally for science. Odd world in 2018 that people have to rally for something that is all around us in our daily lives, and a valuable disciple for most everything we do.
“KEYNOTE SPEAKER: BRIAN GREENE!!! (Brian Greene is Professor of Physics & Math at Columbia, & one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists).
Interactive science booths, spectacular speakers, exciting demos, food trucks, more room, better space, and…BETTER PARKING!! That’s right, March for Science Southern Arizona is having its 2nd annual Rally for Science at Reid Park’s DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center on Sunday, April 15, from 9am-12pm.
This event is FREE and open to the public!
WE WANT YOUR INTERACTIVE BOOTH EXHIBITS, SPEAKERS, and STAGE-WORTHY DEMOS! If you’d like to participate in this way, please email Monica Kothe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We also need VOLUNTEERS! If you’d like to help out, email us at: email@example.com.”
“Arizona teachers and students need YOU! The statewide teacher walk-out starts Thursday. Come show your support and rally with Arizona teachers at the Arizona State Capitol! DEMAND the legislature that our children, the FUTURE of this country, deserve more! RSVP: … Continue reading →
Our monthly Sustainable Living Forum brings experts to talk about, and discuss, topics in sustainable living. This month’s topic: Climate Reality & Climate Change Guest speakers: James Buizer Professor of Climate Adaptation and International Development The University of Arizona Gina … Continue reading →
Are you interested in joining people from across the United States in National Week of Conversation? Join us here in Tucson Thursday, April 26, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Participate in a challenging conversation in a skilled, civil and … Continue reading →
2018 Mother of the Year Donate Volunteer 24/7 Crisis Line 888-428-0101 When: Friday, April 27, 2018 Where: JW Marriott at Starr Pass 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd. Tucson, Arizona 85745 Click here for map. Time: Silent Auction begins at 11:00 a.m. and the … Continue reading →
Arizona Democratic Party Heritage Dinner Friday, April 27thKeynote Speaker Former Attorney General Eric HolderTo purchase tickets and additional information Renaissance Downtown Phoenix – 101 North 1st Street https://secure.actblue.com/donate/heritagedinner2018?utm_source=ADP+PC+List&utm_campaign=e8eb3981ae-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cb4e9ff3d3-e8eb3981ae-33349121 Share this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailTumblrPrintPocketRedditLinkedInGooglePinterest
“Keep TRRG strong by attending our 5th Annual meeting on April 28, 2018 from 11:30am-2:30pm at the Ward 6 Community room, 3202 N. First St. Join us for TRRG’s Annual Meeting. Keynote speaker will be City Manager Michael Ortega. The … Continue reading →
Join us on Sunday, April 29th for a joint canvass with former congresswoman and CD2 candidate Ann Kirkpatrick. We’ll be talking to voters about Victoria’s campaign and helping Ann collect signatures to get her name on the Democratic ballot this August! We’ll … Continue reading →
LD 3 House has 2 open seats with Rep. Sally Gonzales running for LD 3 State Senate, and Rep. Macario Saldate retiring. 3 Dems are running for these 2 seats – LD 3 State Senator Olivia Cajero Bedford (termed out) … Continue reading →
Greetings Everyone, We continue to be outraged by the not guilty verdict in the trial of Lonnie Swartz for the murder of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez. Our hearts were lifted by joining with hundreds of community members to shut down … Continue reading →
“On May 1, International Worker’s Day, workers, unions, students, parents, teachers, support staff, and the entire community of Tucson will rally around the #RedforEd campaign in a show of support for public education in Arizona.” https://www.facebook.com/events/198491347604800/ Rally at 4:00 p.m. … Continue reading →
4/24/18 UPDATE: New CD 2 candidate attorney Yahya Yuksel will be participating in this forum. 4/7/18 UPDATE: Ann Kirkpatrick will NOT be attending, per misunderstanding on the part of the organizers. See comment posted below. “Join us on Thursday, May … Continue reading →
“This year, PALF recognizes Indivisible Southern Arizona; whose mission is to fuel a progressive grassroots network of local groups in CD 1, 2 and 3 by holding members of Congress accountable and to act as a check-balance; and Community Home … Continue reading →