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Arizona Daily Star endorses businessman Tom Tronsdal for Ward 3 Council seat

The Arizona Daily Star has endorsed Canyon Fence businessman (and attorney) Tom Tronsdal in the Ward 3 Democratic primary.

Tom Tronsdal

Here’s the Star article:


Tom is a political newcomer, and his campaign website is:

https://www.facebook.com/tomtronsdal/. He faces opposition from Felicia Chew, a teacher at Mansfeld Middle School and  retired attorney Paul Durham, former Chief of Staff for Ward 6 Councilwoman Nina Trasoff.

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Arizona Daily Star endorsements for General Election 2016

Arizona Daily Star Editorial board issued their campaign endorsements, as early ballots go out this week.  These endorsements are in today’s print edition, pages A 8 and 9.

U.S. Senate:  Senator John McCain (R)


Congressional District 1 (open seat): Tom O’Halleran (D)


Congressional District 2: Congresswoman Martha McSally (R)


Legislative District 2:  Senator Andrea Dalessandro (D), Rep. Rosanna Gabaldon (D) , Rep. Chris Ackerley (R)


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Meet political cartoonists and artists at Contreras Gallery


Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with political artists Gary Aagaard, Rand Carlson (creator of Random Shots cartoon strip in Tucson Weekly) and David Fitzsimmons (cartoonist for Arizona Daily Star). Enjoy their funny, political art, and find out whom they’re voting for on Nov. 8, 2016 to become our next U.S. President.

Contreras Gallery & Jewelry is at 110 E. 6th St. (west of N. 6th Avenue): http://www.contrerashousefineart.com/

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AZ Daily Star endorses Romero, Cunningham, and Burkholder for Tucson City Council races

If you care about endorsements and haven’t decided whom to vote for yet in the upcoming Tucson City Council races in Wards 1, 2 and 4, here’s the list of recommendations from the Arizona Daily Star newspaper editorial board:

Ward 1: Democrat Regina Romero, 2 term incumbent over her Republican challenger:

Ward 1 Councilmember Regina Romero

Ward 1 Councilmember Regina Romero

http://tucson.com/news/opinion/regina-romero-represents-tucson-ward-well/article_4f4ef950-7f4b-57ef-b97d-d0344582dcec.html  (October 8, 2015 print edition, page A13)

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Lovely homes to view on Sam Hughes Neighborhood Home Tour


From Sam Hughes Neighborhood Assn. website, www.samhughes.org:

The Sam Hughes Home and Neighborhood Tour Committee is happy to announce that the 2015 tour will be Sunday, April 12 from 12-5. The self-guided tour will include residences, gardens, a museum/gallery, a historic church, unique businesses, and activities in Himmel Park. Several venues will be offering complimentary refreshments.

Tickets will again be just $20 with a discount for Sam Hughes Association members. Pre-tour ticket purchase will be available at Arte de la Vida at 37 N. Tucson Blvd. M-Sa. 10-5., Su 12-4. Plentiful tickets will be available the day of the tour in front of Rincon Market, 2513 E. 6th St. beginning at 10 a.m.

Proceeds go to support the many varied activities and projects in the neighborhood. This year a large portion of the proceeds will to toward enhancing amenities at Himmel Park.

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Newspaper endorsements in TUSD Governing Board race

Our Tucson daily newspaper Arizona Daily Star has endorsed community activist Betts Putnam-Hidalgo (who ran unsuccessfully for a TUSD seat in 2012) and political newcomer Jen Darland  in the upcoming Tucson Unified School District Governing Board non-partisan race for 2 candidates.
Candidate Jen Darland

Candidate Jen Darland

Candidate Betts Putnam-Hidalgo

Candidate Betts Putnam-Hidalgo

From the Star editorial about Jen:

Jen Darland is running for the first time after years of involvement at her children’s school and co-founding the advocacy group Arizona Education Network.

She participated in two state efforts to increase education funding, including the successful Proposition 100 in 2010, which provided a temporary 1-cent sales tax for public education and other services.

The Star says this about Betts:

Putnam-Hidalgo ran for the board two years ago, as did three other 2014 candidates. Despite her loss, she still kept up her regular attendance at board meetings. She’s also been actively involved in school site councils, served as a community representative and taught English as a second language to parents.

She speaks with enthusiasm of participating in parent leadership training through Voices for Education as a starting point for her advocacy. She describes herself as a “bulldog” when it comes the education.

Betts is a community activist and P/T teacher (“parent, volunteer and advocate for public schools”),  and  Darland calls herself a “volunteer parent education advocate” at TUSD.  Both candidates have children attending TUSD schools.

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