May 31, 2017 was the deadline for the filing of those who will be running for Ward 3, 5 and 6 in the City of Tucson Council races. There will be a Democratic primary in Ward 3 and a Green Party primary in Ward 6, as the other candidates are unopposed in their primaries. Councilman Richard Fimbres faces no opposition at all for his seat in Ward 5.
Here’s the list of who filed nomination petitions: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/clerks/Candidate_Listing.pdf
Ward 3 (open seat, as Democratic Councilmember Karin Uhlich is retiring)
Felicia Chew (D), teacher at Mansfeld Middle School
Paul Durham (D), attorney, former Chief of Staff for Councilmember Nina Trasoff
Thomas Tronsdal (D), owner of Canyon Fence Company, also an attorney
Gary Watson (I), employed at Northwest Fire Department
Councilmember Richard Fimbres (D, 2 terms), unopposed
Councilmember Steve Kozachik, (D, 2 terms)
Mariano Rodriguez (R), architect
Mike Cease (G), Chair of Pima County Green Party Steering Committee, ran unsuccessfully for Pima County Recorder in Nov. 2016
Michael Oatman (G), candidate for U.S. President in 2008 as a Democrat, and in 2012 as a Green
Stay tuned for upcoming primary election forums for these candidates in Ward 3 and Ward 6. The City of Tucson primary will be on August 29, 2017.