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.”
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Tucson
Tagged democratic primary, Felicia Chew, Gary Watson, Jim Nintzel, Karin Uhlich, Paul Durham, Tom Tronsdal, Tucson City Council, Ward 3 Council, Zona Politics
Mayor Jonathan Rothschild delivered his 2017 State of the City address today at the Metro Chamber’s luncheon at the J.W. Marriott Starr Pass resort. Here’s the link to read it in its entirety — “Tucson: A Reliable Partner” :
Mayor Jonathan Rothschild
In the past I cut & pasted his entire State of the City speech, but this year it’s easier to just send you to his Mayor’s page, www.mayorrothschild.com.
Mayor Rothschild is a Democrat, first elected in 2011, re-elected in 2015. In his first race he defeated Republican contender Rick Grinnell and Green Party candidate Mary DeCamp. He ran unopposed in his 2nd bid.
Three years ago on Feb. 11, 2014 (in the days of the Obama Administration) I joined the good folks here at Blog for Arizona, after more than four and a half years blogging at the Tucsoncitizen.com, as “Carolyn’s Community”. You readers have noticed that I have been tirelessly working on posting progressive events on our image Calendar (upper right corner) or online here:
I am passionate about informing our readers about what our non profits and progressive groups and people are doing here in Arizona. Some activists in town are telling me that we now have the “best political calendar” online. Many thanks for the praise.
As for elections, only the Tucson City Council races to report on in 2017: Ward 3 has (so far) 3 Democrats and 1 Libertarian seeking the open seat (with Karin Uhlich retiring), and no challengers to date in Ward 5 (Richard Fimbres) or Ward 6 (Steve Kozachik). Both Councilmen are seeking re-election.
We will keep on blogging…esp. now in the early days of the Trump Administration Stay focused and vigilant, and be aware.
Posted in Activism, Carolyn Classen, Community, Tucson
Tagged Blog for Arizona, Carolyn's Community, Obama Administration, Trump Administration, Tucson City Council, Ward 3 Council, Ward 5 Council, Ward 6 Council, www.tucsoncitizen.com
Two term Mayor Jonathan Rothschild delivered his annual “State of the City” address today at the Tucson Convention Center. Here’s the entirety of his speech, as a hyperlink.
In the past I had to copy the pages of the Mayor’s speech from pdf, convert to jpg (each page) and tediously copy them into this text. So this year, I am just providing the link to the Mayor’s website, www.mayorrothschild.com, for you to read his speech:
Up for re-election this year were Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, with only token opposition from 3 Independent write in candidates, plus three Tucson City Councilmembers: Ward 1 Regina Romero, Ward 2 Paul Cunningham and Ward 4 Shirley Scott.
Jonathan Rothschild (D) 52,805 (winner)
Write in – 3722
All 3 Democrats are leading in the Council races, likely winners:
Bill Hunt (R) 29,025
Regina Romero (D) , incumbent 38,753 (winner)
Paul Cunningham (D), incumbent 38,539 (winner)
Kelly Lawton (R) 29,067
Margaret Burkholder (R) 30,154
Shirley Scott (D), incumbent 37,406 (winner)
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Elections, Tucson
Tagged Bill Hunt, Jonathan Rothschild, Kelly Lawton, Margaret Burkholder, Paul Cunningham, Pima County bond election, Proposition 201, Proposition 403, Proposition 404, Proposition 405, Propostions 425 to 431, Regina Romero, Shirley Scott, Tucson City Charter, Tucson City Council, Tucson Mayor
If you care about endorsements and haven’t decided whom to vote for yet in the upcoming Tucson City Council races in Wards 1, 2 and 4, here’s the list of recommendations from the Arizona Daily Star newspaper editorial board:
Ward 1: Democrat Regina Romero, 2 term incumbent over her Republican challenger:
Ward 1 Councilmember Regina Romero
http://tucson.com/news/opinion/regina-romero-represents-tucson-ward-well/article_4f4ef950-7f4b-57ef-b97d-d0344582dcec.html (October 8, 2015 print edition, page A13)
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Elections, Media, Tucson
Tagged Arizona Daily Star, endorsements, General Election, LWVGT candidate forum, Margaret Burkholder, Paul Cunningham, Regina Romero, Shirley Scott, Tucson City Council