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:
Photos of the candidates below.
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On the Bill Buckmaster radio show today on KVOI, Democratic candidate Dustin Williams announced his candidacy for Pima County School Superintendent in Nov. 2016. He spoke with Bill about various educational issues in Arizona.
Listen to the interview here:
Dustin’s campaign website: http://www.dustinwilliamsforeducation.com/. He can be reached at 520-272-6676, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik
35 year veteran Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik announced on the Buckmaster radio show today that he will be resigning his office sometime this year. His successor will be appointed by the Pima County Bd. of Supervisors, and the Sheriff recommended that his replacement be his Chief Deputy Chris Nanos. Dupnik would have been up for re-election in 2016 for his 9th term.
More about the Sheriff at their Pima County Sheriff’s Deparment’s website:
A veteran of over 50 years in local law enforcement, Clarence W. Dupnik has served as the Sheriff of Pima County, Arizona, since his appointment in February 1980. County voters have re-elected him nine times. As Sheriff, he oversees a department of 1,513 employees and a $135 million budget.
Since Sheriff Dupnik has been in office, the population of the unincorporated area of Pima County has increased from 191,216 in 1980 to more than 350,000. The Sheriff is known nationally for his implementation of innovative and effective law enforcement programs throughout his distinguished career. Sheriff Dupnik remains active in many professional, civic, and fraternal organizations, including the National Sheriffs Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police