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AZ Daily Star endorses Democratic Councilman Steve Kozachik and Independent Gary Watson for City Council races

There are 2 contested races for Tucson City Council in Ward 3 and 6 on the General Election (Nov. 7, 2017) ballot.  The Arizona Daily Star endorsed Ward 6 Democratic Councilman Steve Kozachik, seeking his 3rd term.  And for Ward 3 the newspaper editorial board has endorsed political newcomer Gary Watson (I, former Republican) who is a Captain of a Northwest fire station and JTED instructor.  Read the endorsements here (page A8 print edition) :

http://tucson.com/opinion/local/star-opinion-steve-kozachik-and-gary-watson-for-tucson-city/article_16abbc2b-c3bd-5c8d-ac0b-1b2e368bbe1f.html

Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kozachik

Gary Watson

 

 

 

 

 

Ward 6 Councilman Kozachik is being challenged by Republican architect (political newcomer) Mariano Rodriguez and Green Party candidate Mike Cease (Chair of the Pima County Green Party)  who ran unsuccessfully for Pima County Recorder in Nov. 2016.

In Ward 3 the current Councilmember Karin Uhlich (D) is stepping down after 3 terms and retired attorney Democrat Paul Durham is running for that seat as well. In the August 2017 3-way Democratic primary, the AZ  Daily Star endorsed political newcomer Tom Tronsdal: http://blogforarizona.net/arizona-daily-star-endorses-businessman-tom-tronsdal-for-ward-3-council-seat/ (over Durham and Felicia Chew, also a political newcomer).

Ward 5 Councilman Richard Fimbres is also up for re-election to his 3rd term, but he is unopposed.

Vote wisely on or before Nov. 7, 2017. Mail-in-ballots went out on October 11, when early voting began. 3 polling places will be open on Nov. 7 (for drop off and provisional ballots).

 

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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City Council Dem candidates at Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club meeting

Saturday Sept. 9, at 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Rd.  Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club drop in meeting.

Hear from the 3 Democrats running for City Council in Tucson:  Retired attorney Paul Durham, winner of the Democratic primary in Ward 3; Ward 5  2-term Councilman Richard Fimbres (running unopposed in the Primary and General); and Ward 6 2-term Councilman Steve Kozachik.

Paul Durham

 

Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres

Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kozachik

 

 

Durham has an opponent in the General Election – Independent (former Republican) Gary Watson, Captain of a NW fire station.  Kozachik is facing off with Republican architect Mariano Rodriguez, and Green candidate Mike Cease, Chair of the Green Party of Pima County.

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2017 City of Tucson Primary Election results

Only 2 contested primaries to report on tonight from City of Tucson Elections  in Ward 3 (Democrats) and Ward 6 (Greens):

Ward 3 Council  (Democrats). Open seat as Councilwoman Karin Uhlich is stepping down after 3 terms.

Felicia Chew  1703   32.09%

Paul Durham  2416  45.52%

Tom Tronsdal  1177  22.18%

(to face off with Independent Gary Watson in the General. No Republican or Green in this race).

Ward 5 Council  (no primary, 2 term Councilman Democrat Richard Fimbres is  unopposed, as well in the General)

Fimbres:  2583

Ward 6  Council (Green Party)

Mike Cease  51  63.75%

Michael Oatman 26  32.5%

(to face off with incumbent 2 term Councilman Democrat Steve Kozachik and Republican Mariano Rodriguez in the General Election on Nov. 7, 2017)

Kozachik:  5384

Rodriguez:  1537

More info:  https://www.tucsonaz.gov/clerks/elections

Congratulations to the winners, Paul Durham and Mike Cease.

Watch Tucson City Council primary election candidates on AZPM

AZPM PBS 6 Metro Week Show on Aug. 4, 2017 interviewed the 3 Democrats running for Ward 3,  and 2 Green Party candidates running for Ward 6 in the City of Tucson Council elections.  The 3 Democrats are Felicia Chew, Paul Durham, Tom Tronsdal. The 2 Greens are Mike Cease and Michael Oatman. More info on the candidates here: http://blogforarizona.net/council-candidates-for-city-of-tucson-primary-election/

The winner in the Ward 3 Dem primary faces off with Independent Gary Watson in the General Election on Nov. 7, 2017.

The winner in the Ward 6  GP primary faces off with incumbent 2 term Councilman Steve Kozachik, a Democrat and a Republican challenger Mariano Rodriguez.

View the 1/2 hour AZPM TV show here: https://tv.azpm.org/metroweek/. This show airs at 6:30 p.m. tonight on PBS Channel 6.  Early ballots go out on August 9, 2017.

Vote wisely on or before August 29, 2017.