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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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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

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.