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General Election 2017: Watch Tucson City Council candidates on AZPM Metro Week

On October 13, AZPM Metro Week host Vanessa Barchfield interviewed candidates running for the Tucson City Council in  contested races in Wards 3 and 6.   In Ward 3 Democrat Paul Durham and Independent Gary Watson face off for the open seat; and incumbent (2 term) Councilmember Steve Kozachik is being challenged in Ward 6 –by Green Party candidate Mike Cease and Republican Mariano Rodriguez.  Both Ward 3 candidates and all 3 Ward 6 candidates met in studio with Ms. Barchfield.

View the Metro Week show here:

https://tv.azpm.org/metroweek/

Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres is also running for re-election, is unopposed, and thus was not interviewed.

Early voting began this week on October 11, the same day mail in ballots went out for the Nov. 7, 2017 General Election.

Five propositions are also on the ballot in Tucson:  Prop. 202 & 203 (proposed sales tax for Reid Park zoo), Prop. 204 (proposed sales tax for early childhood education), Prop. 406 (salary raises for the Mayor and 6 Councilmembers) and Prop. 458 (bonds for TUSD to be repaid by secondary property taxes).

Vote wisely on or before 11/7/17.

LWVGT City Council candidate forum on October 11

Hopefully all candidates will attend this League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson (LWVGT) candidate forum. The forum will be moderated by former LWVGT President Shirley Sandelands.  Members of the audience will be able to submit questions in writing.  Index cards will be made available for questions.

Ward 3 (open seat)

Paul Durham (D)

Gary Watson (I)

Ward 5 (unopposed)

Richard Fimbres (D), incumbent – 2 terms

Ward 6

Mike Cease (G)

Steve Kozachik (D), incumbent – 2 terms

Mariano Rodriguez (R)

Also this week on October 11: Both Ward 3 candidates will be hosted on the Bill Buckmaster radio show (1030 AM on the dial) at 12:30 p.m., www.buckmastershow.com.

AZPM Channel 6 Metro Week will be hosting the City Council candidates on Friday the 13th of October, 6:30 p.m., or online  at ww.azpm.org.

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Watch AZPM interviews of candidates for Pima County Attorney & Sheriff

Metro Week (AZPM Channel 6 on PBS) last night conducted a joint interview of both Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall (D) and her Green Party challenger attorney Cyndi Tuell. Incumbent LaWall is seeking her 6th term, first elected in Nov. 1996.

Also interviewed separately were appointed Democratic Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos and his Republican challenger Mark Napier, who ran for this seat 4 years ago against then-Sheriff Clarence Dupnik.  Nanos was appointed to Sheriff in July, 2015 by the Pima County Board of Supervisors.

Watch these Metro Week interviews here: https://www.azpm.org/

Vote wisely on or before Nov. 8, 2016.  Early ballots go out next week (Oct. 12).

Watch AZPM interviews online – candidates for District 4 and 5 Pima County Supervisors

Interviewed on Arizona Public Media (AZPM, Channel 6 PBS) Metro Week yesterday were two challengers for the open seat for District 4 Pima County Supervisor, since long term Republican Supervisor Ray Carroll is retiring.  Republican Steve Christy and Green candidate Josh Riley were both interviewed.  Carroll has endorsed Christy for this seat.

Also interviewed were District 5 Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias (a Democrat who has served since Feb. 2002) and his Green Party opponent Martin Bastidas.  These interviews were conducted separately as well.

View this Metro Week show here:

https://www.azpm.org/

Districts 1 and 3 Supervisor races were covered in last week’s Metro Week show:http://blogforarizona.net/view-azpm-interviews-online-candidates-for-pima-county-supervisors-in-districts-1-and-3/

District 2 Supervisor Ramon Valadez is running unopposed.

Vote wisely on or before Nov. 8, 2016.

Watch CD 2 Democratic candidate debate on AZPM

Arizona Public Media (AZPM, PBS Channel 6) hosted a debate  on August 5, 2016 between the two Democrats vying for Congressional District 2 House of Representatives seat — both former AZ House Representatives Dr. Matt Heinz and Victoria Steele.  They face off in the August 30 primary, one to challenge incumbent Republican Congresswoman (1 term) Martha McSally in the General Election.

Watch the debate online here:

https://originals.azpm.org/p/on-metroweek/2016/8/5/93222-two-democrats-compete-to-face-mcsally-in-2nd-district/

Dr. Matt Heinz

Dr. Matt Heinz

Victoria Steele

Victoria Steele

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Heinz’s campaign website:  http://www.heinzforarizona.com/#intro. Dr. Heinz ran unsuccessfully before in the August 2012 primary for this same seat against Congressman Ron Barber.

Victoria Steele’s campaign website:http://www.victoriasteeleforcongress.com/

Vote wisely on or before August 30, 2016.  Early ballots went out on August 3.

Attend TRRG forums on upcoming ballot propostions

November Ballot Educational Forums
“Tucson Residents for Responsive Government (TRRG) will be sponsoring three educational forums to inform the public about the processes by which the Charter Changes (Props 403 & 404), Salary Recommendation (Prop 405) and Bond Proposals (Props 425-431) were placed on the November 3,2015 ballot and what these propositions mean to you as citizens and members of our community.
  • Wednesday, September 30th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Ward 2 office, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd
  • Tuesday, October 6th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Quincie Douglas Library, 1585 E. 36th St.
  • Wednesday, October 7th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Ward 6 office, 3202 E. 1st St.
The forums will be presented by members who served on the citizen committees, with opportunities for the public to ask questions. All residents are welcome to attend.”

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