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:
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.
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Elections, Tucson
Tagged AZPM, Gary Watson, Mariano Rodriguez, Metro Week, Mike Cease, Paul Durham, Prop 202, Prop 204, Prop. 203, Prop. 406, Prop. 458, Richard Fimbres, Steve Kozachik, Tucson City Council, Vanessa Barchfield
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
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.
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Tucson
Tagged Arizona Public Media, AZPM, Bill Buckmaster, Buckmaster show, Gary Watson, League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson, Mariano Rodriguez, Mike Cease, Paul Durham, Prop 202, Prop 204, Prop. 203, Prop. 406, Prop. 458, Shirley Sandelands, Steve Kozachik, Tucson City Council, YWCA of Southern Arizona