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Tucson Weekly endorses attorney Paul Durham for Ward 3 Council seat

The Tucson Weekly issued their endorsement today in the contested Democratic primary for the Ward 3 Council seat.  Councilwoman Karin Uhlich is stepping down after 3 terms.  The Weekly endorsed retired attorney Paul Durham, former Chief of Staff for Ward 6 Councilwoman Nina Trasoff.

Paul Durham

Read their endorsement here: https://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/paul-durham-for-city-council/Content?oid=11123258.

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Watch Zona Politics forum on Ward 3 Democratic Council candidates

Host Jim Nintzel moderated a forum on his TV show Zona Politics, with all 3 Democratic Tucson City Council candidates running in the Ward 3 primary. The 3 candidates are Felicia Chew (middle school teacher), Paul Durham (retired attorney), Tom Tronsdal (business owner).

View the complete forum here: https://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2017/07/18/the-ward-3-tucson-city-council-zona-politics-debate

“The televised edition of Zona Politics airs at 6:30 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Sundays on the Creative Tucson network, Cox Channel 20 and Xfinity Channel 74. You can hear a radio edition of the show at 5 p.m. on community radio KXCI, 91.3 FM.”

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Listen to Ward 3 Democratic City Council candidates on Buckmaster Show

If you live in Ward 3 of the City of Tucson and vote Democratic, you will be receiving a ballot for the upcoming primary for the Council seat, being vacated by 3 term Councilwoman Karin Uhlich.  Three Democrats are running — Felicia Chew, a teacher at Mansfeld Middle School; Paul Durham, former Chief of Staff for Ward 6 Councilwoman Nina Trasoff and a retired attorney; Tom Tronsdal, owner of Canyon Fence Company and also an attorney.  They will face off with Independent Gary Watson, employee at NW Fire Dept. in the General Election. (There is no Republican candidate running for this open seat.)

On July 12, all 3 Dems were in studio for a radio forum on the Bill Buckmaster Show (AM 1030 KVOI), airing 12 noon to 1 p.m.  Here’s the broadcast of the forum:

http://www.buckmastershow.com/2017/07/12/buckmaster-show-7122017-tucson-ward-3-face-off/

Photos of the candidates below.

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Watch Pima County Attorney candidates debate on AZPM

On Friday July 29, 2016 Arizona Public Media (AZPM, PBS Channel 6) hosted a debate between 5 term Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall and her challenger political newcomer Joel Feinman, who worked for 8 years in the Public Defender’s office.  Both candidates are Democrats, so this is a primary election race (August 30), to face off with Green candidate Cyndi Tuell in the General election.

Joel Feinman

Joel Feinman

 

Pima County Atty. Barbara LaWall

Pima County Atty. Barbara LaWall

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the debate online here:

https://originals.azpm.org/p/on-metroweek/2016/7/29/92796-episode-100-pima-county-attorney-sheriff-primary-races/

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So. Arizona primary races of note

The Arizona Primary will be on Tues. Aug. 30 this year, here’s some notable primaries to watch/follow and vote wisely in:

Pima County:

—Pima County Attorney (D primary)
Incumbent Barbara LaWall vs. challenger Joel Feinman; no R challenger;
Green candidate Cyndi Tuell in the General
—Pima County Assessor (D primary)
Incumbent Bill Staples vs. challenger Brian Johnson; no R candidate;
Independent candidate Suzanne Droubie in the General
—Pima County Sheriff (R primary)
Republican challengers Mark Napier vs. Terry Staten
to face off with incumbent Democrat Sheriff Chris Nanos in the General
—Pima County Supervisor District 1 (D primary and R primary)
Democrats Brian Bickel vs. Jeff Farrell (update – Farrell has been disqualified, no primary)
to face off with either incumbent Supervisor Ally Miller (R)
or her challenger John Winchester in the General
—Pima County Supervisor District 4  (R primary)
Open seat – Ray Carroll (R) retiring:
Republicans seeking seat are John Backer, Steve Christy, Marla Closen; no D candidate;
Green candidate Josh Riley in the General
—Pima County School Superintendent (D primary)
Open seat – Linda Arzoumanian (R) retiring:
Democrats Michael Gordy vs. Dustin Williams;
to face Republican Margaret Buckholder in the General
State House:
LD 2 (D)
Baumann, Aaron
Gabaldon, Rosanna (incumbent)
Hernandez Jr., Daniel
2 to face off with incumbent Rep. Chris Ackerley (R) in the General
LD 9 (D)
Friese, Randy (incumbent)
Hannley, Pam Powers
Kopec, Matt (incumbent)
2 to face off with R challenger Ana Henderson in General
LD 10 (D)
Engel, Kirsten
Frogge, Courtney
Mach, Stefanie (incumbent)
(open seat: Incumbent Bruce Wheeler retiring)
2 to face off with  R challenger Todd Clodfelter in General
Arizona Citizens Clean Election Commission hosting debates in June for LD 2, LD 9 and LD 10. See our Calendar for details.

“Waiting for Warren!” Until she didn’t do what they wanted.

I’ve been skeptical of the claim by many Sanders supporters that they are not down on Hillary Clinton at all because she’s a woman, oh no, it’s because she’s a terrible woman, for a while now. Clinton detractors on the left have insisted that they do want a woman to be President! But it has to be the right woman! And they have such a woman in mind: Elizabeth Warren! They’re #WaitingForWarren

I agree that Massachusetts Senator Warren is wonderful. And here she is being her terrific self on her Facebook page on February 22nd:

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