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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.

Register to Vote for City of Tucson August primary

“Voter Registration Deadline Approaching  
The voter registration deadline for the City of Tucson’s Aug. 29 primary election is next Monday, July 31. Those wishing to register to vote should contact the Pima County Recorder’s Office at (520) 724-4330, or follow the link below. The City of Tucson election information publication, “The Choice Is Yours,” will be mailed Aug. 2, and ballots for the mail-in election will be sent to registered voters on Aug. 9. The materials will be sent only to voters in contested wards (3, 5, and 6).
Register to vote via ServiceArizona: http://bit.ly/2pyzIGb
Tucson City Clerk’s vote-by-mail calendar: http://bit.ly/2sYqJAJ
Pima County Recorder: http://bit.ly/2bj0xsD.”
Many thanks to Ward 3 Councilmember Karin Uhlich for this info above sent out in her weekly newsletter. There is a Dem primary in her race, as she is retiring after 3 terms. Check our website for information on the 3 candidates: Felicia Chew, political newcomer; Paul Durham (former Chief of State for Ward 6 Councilmember Nina Trasoff); and Tom Tronsdal, political newcomer.
Another contested race is in Ward 6 with 2 Green Party candidates vying for their nomination for the Council: Mike Cease (Chair of the Green Party of Pima County) and Michael Oatman. They are having a candidate forum for the Green Party of Pima County on August 1st. See our Calendar for details.
Vote wisely on or before August 29, 2017.

Council candidates for 2017 City of Tucson primary election

May 31, 2017 was the deadline for the filing of those who will be running for Ward 3, 5 and 6 in the City of Tucson Council races. There will be a Democratic primary in Ward 3  and a Green Party primary in Ward 6, as the other candidates are unopposed in their primaries.  Councilman Richard Fimbres faces no opposition at all for his seat in Ward 5.

Here’s the list of who filed nomination petitions: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/clerks/Candidate_Listing.pdf

Ward 3  (open seat, as Democratic Councilmember Karin Uhlich is retiring)

Felicia Chew (D), teacher at Mansfeld Middle School

Paul Durham (D), attorney, former Chief of Staff for Councilmember Nina Trasoff

Thomas Tronsdal (D), owner of Canyon Fence Company, also an attorney

Gary Watson (I), employed at Northwest Fire Department

Ward 5

Councilmember Richard Fimbres (D, 2 terms), unopposed

Ward 6

Councilmember Steve Kozachik, (D, 2 terms)

Mariano Rodriguez (R), architect

Mike Cease (G), Chair of Pima County Green Party Steering Committee, ran unsuccessfully for Pima County Recorder in Nov. 2016

Michael Oatman (G), candidate for U.S. President in 2008 as a Democrat, and in 2012 as a Green

Stay tuned for upcoming primary election forums for these candidates in Ward 3 and Ward 6. The City of Tucson primary will be on August 29, 2017.



Green Party of Pima County urges “no” vote on Prop. 123

Green Party of Pima County – Vote “No” on Prop. 123 on May 17thlogoRL

“Proposition 123 does nothing more than reward bad behavior, abuse of power and corruption at the State Level. It literally allows politicians, already legally determined to be withholding money from schools, to mortgage our future educational dollars without thought of any future need beyond 10 years.
First, proposition 123 does not pay the full amount the courts have already ruled is due the schools pursuant to proposition 301 which voters passed in 2000. Secondly, the Arizona State Land Trust Fund, whose interest of typically 2.5% annually, already earmarked for education, has been targeted for a raid by state pirates and politicians. The land trust funds principal will be tapped to the tune of more than 6% per year, depleting the funds principal and depriving AZ students and taxpayer’s of any form of educational security. This approach to funding literally robs future generations of money for our schools, in order to pay current educational debt that was already withheld by the governor and his majority. Might this also trigger land sales by the state to replenish a diminished land trust, benefiting developers heretofore unknown?
We, the members of the Green Party in Pima County, say the risk to our environmental sustainability and our way of life is too great, and our reward to our children and teacher’s is non-existent. Prop. 123 does not provide enough financial resource to fix the under-funding problems and poor teacher pay already in existence. In fact, the state has a budget surplus of nearly $1 billion which could be used to fund schools immediately. The state has not done so.
When faced with overwhelming evidence of incompetence, at best, and corruption, at worst, an informed electorate must act to solve problems, and correct inequities. Preserve our Land Trust, and let’s fight for what we approved in proposition 301.
Vote “No” on Prop. 123. 
Vote “Yes” for our environment and future generations of students.”

1st GPPC Representative Josh Reilly

GPPC Chairperson Mike Cease

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