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Community EventsNov26Sun2:00 pm Betty Villegas Campaign Kickoff ... @ Casa Menlo ParkBetty Villegas Campaign Kickoff ... @ Casa Menlo ParkNov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm“Join us at the charming historic Menlo Park home of Carlos Todd Diaz who together with his niece Christina Herrera are hosting Betty’s official announcement for her 2018 AZ State Senate for LD3 campaign. We are excited to have Betty, … Continue reading →Nov27Mon12:00 pm LD 9 State Senate candidate Vict... @ Dragon's View restaurantLD 9 State Senate candidate Vict... @ Dragon's View restaurantNov 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pmFormer LD 9 AZ House Rep. Victoria Steele will be speaking on the National Organization for Women (N.O.W.) and her campaign for LD 9 State Senate. She served 2 years in the Arizona House before running for CD 2 House … Continue reading →Nov28Tue12:30 pm The German Elections 2017 @ UA Cesar Chavez BuildingThe German Elections 2017 @ UA Cesar Chavez BuildingNov 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pmNov. 28: Gerald R. Kleinfeld: “The German Elections 2017” (Chavez 104, 12:30-1:20 p.m.) “In October 2017, the Germans went to the elections, and the outcome was rather unclear because no party won a majority, and until today no workable coalition … Continue reading →4:00 pm Warrant Resolution Night Court @ Pima County Justice CourtWarrant Resolution Night Court @ Pima County Justice CourtNov 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pmResolve your active warrants between 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Available Services: – Quash your warrant – Create a payment plan – Reinstate your driver’s license – Schedule a new court date For more information, please call Pima County Justice … Continue reading →5:30 pm Cross-Cultural Refugee Panel @ Murphy-Wilmot Branch LibraryCross-Cultural Refugee Panel @ Murphy-Wilmot Branch LibraryNov 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pmRefugee Resettlement Lecture Series: Cross-Cultural Refugee Panel Tuesday, November 28, 2017 (5:30PM – 7:00PM) Murphy-Wilmot Library Description Learn about refugees from refugees. Individuals who came to Tucson as refugees will discuss their resettlement experience and will provide an overview of … Continue reading →Nov29Wed5:00 pm AEA Education Town Hall @ Phoenix Coding AcademyAEA Education Town Hall @ Phoenix Coding AcademyNov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm“You are invited to hear the Democratic Primary candidates for the 2018 Arizona Governor’s race speak about education issues, including public education funding, vouchers, and addressing the state’s teacher shortage. Education Town Hall Agenda 5-6 p.m. Networking / Registration 6-7:45 … Continue reading →Nov30Thu5:00 pm AEA Education Town Hall @ Pueblo High SchoolAEA Education Town Hall @ Pueblo High SchoolNov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm“You are invited to hear the Democratic Primary candidates for the 2018 Arizona Governor’s race speak about education issues, including public education funding, vouchers, and addressing the state’s teacher shortage. Education Town Hall Agenda 5-6 p.m. Networking / Registration … Continue reading →Dec1Fri4:30 pm World Aids Day @ Hotel Congress5:00 pm The State of Black Civic Partici... @ YWCA of Southern ArizonaThe State of Black Civic Partici... @ YWCA of Southern ArizonaDec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm“The State of Black Arizona hosts its first State of Black Civic Participation report in partnership with the Flinn Foundation’s Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, Arizona African American Caucus, and YWCA Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy Center.The report will … Continue reading →Dec2Sat8:00 am Chamberlab Vexations benefiting ... @ Maynards Market & KitchenChamberlab Vexations benefiting ... @ Maynards Market & KitchenDec 2 @ 8:00 am – Dec 3 @ 12:00 am“We’re playing Erik Satie’s VEXATIONS 840 times in a row to benefit the ACLU of Arizona, and we need your help! Hosted by Chamberlab. Read more at www.vexathon.com! We begin at 8:00 AM at Hotel Congress, and we play for … Continue reading →
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Former District 4 Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll, who stepped down in Dec. 2016 just months short of 20 years at that job, was appointed today by his former fellow Supervisors to be Justice of the Peace in Precinct 7, serving Green Valley. Carroll applied for the seat, along with 7 others, after JP Lisa Royal quit in August, 2017 to become Administrator of the Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts in Tucson.
Prior to this Carroll has been employed (Community & Government Relations) with the Amity Foundation (http://blogforarizona.net/former-pima-county-supervisor-ray-carroll-joins-amity-foundation/)
Motion was made by District 4 Supervisor Steve Christy, 2nd by District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson.Vote was 4-1 with Supervisor Ally Miller against.
Carroll is a non attorney, as were most of the applicants (including Michael Acosta, Gary Halkowitz, Janie Stover) seeking this position. The only attorneys who applied were Ron Newman (also a JP pro tem) and Mathew Cannon. Two of the applicants (David Kryder and Barbara Blake) are Hearing Officers in Small Claims court, and non attorneys as well. Info on the 8 applicants here: link to AZ Daily Star article: http://tucson.com/news/local/candidates-seeking-vacant-green-valley-jp-appointment/article_c9b2f700-3fee-54a0-a728-88a6fc4248d0.html
Can an Independent candidate win in a Tucson City Council race? For the first time in a long time, an Independent (Gary Watson in Ward 3) is running for political office in Tucson. Having reported for Tucsoncitizen.com for 4.5 years and here at Blogforarizona.net for 3.5 years, I’m trying to recall when Independents have run or been in political office.
Former Republican Pima County Supervisor Ed Moore ran for re-election in Nov. 1996 as an Independent, and lost to newcomer Democrat Sharon Bronson. Tucson City Council member Carol West was a long time Democrat and changed to Independent, then did not seek re-election in 2007. Former Republican Gene Chewning ran for AZ House in LD 27 in 2010 as an Independent and lost, as did former Dem AZ House Representative Ted Downing in LD 28 State Senate race. And didn’t Green Party candidate Dave Ewoldt also run as an Independent for State Senator in LD 28, to get onto the 2010 General Election ballot? They both lost to the Democrat incumbent Senator.
So, no Independent candidate has run and won in Tucson (as far as I know). Chewning told me after his 2010 loss, that because he ran as an Independent, he no longer had a party structure to assist in his campaigning. He got a lot more votes as a Republican for the same LD 27 House race in 2006.
Firefighter /Captain of a Northwest fire station Gary Watson (I, former Republican) said at a recent AZ Independents forum at Murphy-Wilmot library that he was “not R enough for the Republican Party”, and “not D enough for the Democratic Party”.
Pima County Bd. of Supervisors meets tomorrow September 5th, at 9 a.m., 130 W. Congress St. on the first floor. Agenda online:
Go to our Calendar listing for more info on Supervisor Ally Miller’s recent remarks, and the agenda items regarding them.
Any member of the public can speak at Call to the Public, item # 7.
After a 7 month hiatus, Southern Arizona talk show host John C. Scott has returned to the radio today on KEVT, 1210 AM, advertising as “progressive voices” of Southern Arizona. He defined progressive as “moving forward and onward”, talking about “progress through political reform”. His show will be M to F, 3 to 5 p.m.
On his premier show today on KEVT he interviewed:
— Jim Small, reporter at Arizona Capitol Times (they discussed the Hillary vs. Donald campaign in Arizona, early voting, close races in the Arizona State House and Senate, Propositions 205 and 206, Hispanic voting power).
— Dr. Matt Heinz, candidate in CD 2 House (talked about his opponent freshman Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally, the Affordable Care Act, Planned Parenthood, etc.)
Emil Franzi, publisher/editor of the conservative online Southern Arizona News Examiner has endorsed a few Democrats in Pima County, for the upcoming General Election 2016:
Recorder – F. Ann Rodriguez, incumbent
Attorney – Barbara LaWall, incumbent
Assessor: Bill Staples, incumbent
Supervisor District 1: Brian Bickel
Supervisor District 3: Sharon Bronson, incumbent
LD 9 House – no to Anna (sic) Henderson (R). (The candidate’s first name is spelled Ana.)
Otherwise, the rest of the S.A.N.E. endorsements are Republicans including the U.S. President, except for the nonpartisan TUSD School Board (Mark Stegeman, an Independent).
“The Explorer News is the Voice of Marana, Oro Valley and Northwest Tucson” (aka The Explorer)
Tucson local media, home of Explorer, Marana News, Foothills News, Desert Times and Inside Tucson Business has announced the Explorer’s General Election endorsements today :
U.S. Senate – John McCain (R), incumbent
Congressional District 1 – Tom O’ Halleran (D)
Pima County Board of Supervisors:
-District 1 – Brian Bickel (D)
-District 3: Sharon Bronson (D), incumbent
Pima County Sheriff:
Mark Napier (R)
Vote wisely on or before Nov. 8, 2016. Early voting started October 12.