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#AZ House Democrats Hold Budget Town Hall on Saturday

Arizona Legislature, Democratic Caucus

Arizona Legislature, Democratic Caucus

Arizona House Reps. Randy Friese, Kirsten Engel, Isela Blanc and I will be participating in a public town hall, organized by the Arizona House Democratic Caucus, to discuss the budget proposals. The event will be held today, April 8, at the University of Arizona Modern Languages Building, Room 350. Doors open at 12:30.

We have seen Governor Doug Ducey’s budget, majority party’s budget, and the Democrats’ “Minority Report.” Come to the town hall and learn the details. The governor and the Legislative Republicans agree on some principles, but there are many decisions in play right now. Rep. Friese will be making the formal presentation, and the rest of us will be there to answer questions.

Here are some background links:
AZ Legislative Democrats FY18 Education Policy and Fiscal Priorities
Arizona House Democrats Say Their Budget Priorities Are Ignored By Republicans
ICYMI: Arizona Budget Town Hall in Flagstaff

Cross-posted from PowersForThePeople.net.

Final General Election results 2016 – LD 10 House & TUSD Board

Since Election night Nov. 8, 2016 we have been awaiting the final tally of Pima County’s early & provisional ballots for these 2 close races:

LD 10 House (two seats, one open):

Todd Clodfelter (R)   45,627

Kirsten Engel (D)  45,530

Stefanie Mach (D), incumbent  44,770

Incumbent Rep. Mach has apparently lost, after serving 2 terms in the Arizona House.  This was Clodfelter’s 3rd try for this same seat in LD 10.

TUSD Governing Board  (3 seats, nonpartisan, unpaid):

Mark Stegeman, incumbent   57,466

Kristel Foster, incumbent  54,352

Rachael Sedgwick  50,205

Betts Putnam-Hidalgo  49,519

Brett Rustand  47,683

Cam Juarez, incumbent 47,444

Lori Riegel  41,734

Incumbent Juarez has also apparently lost his bid, served for 1 term (4 years). Political newcomer (former teacher/3rd year law student) Rachael Sedgwick will be joining Prof. Mark Stegeman, Kristel Foster and current President Adelita Grijalva and Michael Hicks on the board.

http://www.tusd.k12.az.us/contents/govboard/govboard.html

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General Election 2016 Endorsements by Arizona Federation of Teachers – AZ

Teacher’s union AFT-AZ (Arizona Federation of Teachers – AZ) has issued endorsements statewide for the General Election 2016. Below is  the Southern Arizona list, being as they will be hosting a Bring Out the Vote Rally on Friday, Oct. 28,  at 5 p.m. at Los Portales Cocina Mexicana, 2615 S. 6th Avenue in South Tucson.

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Watch AZ Citizens Clean Elections debates online – LD 9 and LD 10 races

Arizona Citizens Clean Election Commission held 2 debates recently in Southern Arizona.  The LD 9 House debate was held at PCC Northwest campus on Oct. 14 and the LD 10 Senate & House debates were held at PCC  District Office on Oct. 18.

LD 9:  Rep.Randy Friese (D), Pam Powers Hannley (D) and Ana Henderson (R), seeking 2 House seats.

Rep. Matt Kopec (D), who was appointed to this seat in January,  was defeated in the Democratic  primary on August 30 by Hannley.  State Senator Steve Farley in LD 9 is running unopposed.

Watch LD 9 video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVUJdERwUAM&feature=share

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Watch Citizens Clean Election Commission’s LD 10 House debate online

CCEClogoThe Arizona Citizen’s Clean Election Commission hosted a debate between the 3 women candidates running for 2 House seats in AZ state legislature for LD 10. This debate was held on June 27, 2016 at the PCC District Office on Broadway Blvd.

Incumbent Rep. Stefanie Mach (2 terms) is running for re-election, and political newcomers  Prof. Kirsten Engel and Courtney Frogge are also running. Two of these candidates will face off with Republican Todd Clodfelter, who has run twice before for this seat, in the General Election.

Here’s the online video to watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phe9BafKqjY&feature=youtu.be

Also I previously posted the CCEC online debates for contested Democratic House races in LD 2 and LD 9. Here they are again, in case you missed them:

http://blogforarizona.net/watch-online-clean-elections-debates-for-ld-2-and-ld-9-house-races/

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

Fun with Numbers: June 2016 Campaign Finance Reports

Campaign finance reporting

Southern Arizona Legislative candidates arranged by the total amount they raised by June 1, 2016. The percentage of PAC funds is given at the top of each column. Green bars are Clean Elections candidates. (Source data: SOS Campaign Finance system.)

June 30 was the deadline for statewide and legislative candidates to file their campaign finance reports. Data nerds like me love slogging through the Secretary of State’s website for Ah-Ha moments of discovery. And there are some.

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Remaining funds for each Southern Arizona Legislative candidate, after reported expenses have been subtracted. Green bars are Clean Elections candidates. (Source data: SOS Campaign Finance system.)

My primary reason for looking at these data was, of course, to gauge my campaign against others in Southern Arizona. For nearly a year, people have been telling me not to run as a Clean Elections (CE) candidate because “it’s just not enough money.” These two graphics show a somewhat different picture.

The top graphic shows that Daniel Hernandez (D-LD2) blew the doors off the fundraising barn by gathering $60,437, but Hernandez spent $25,489 to get there, leaving him with $34,948 on July 1. (Yes, of course, he can keep dialing for dollars every day from now until November 8, but that is a lot of time and manpower.) Ana Henderson (R-LD9) with $21,345 is the Clean Elections candidate with the most funds on July 1; she has spent only $1,367. You can see how the difference between these two candidates flattened out when you take into consideration the money Hernandez had to spend to raise $60,000. (Since Clean Elections has strict rules on how much we can collect in seed money and family money and how we receive once we have qualified for public funds, all of the candidates who have qualified for CE have roughly the same amount. Note the green bars on both graphs. (Fun fact: all of the qualified CE candidates in Southern Arizona are women.)

Let’s compare Hernandez to the other two candidates in the LD2 Democratic Party primary.

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