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2017 State of the City address by Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild

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” :

https://www.mayorrothschild.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/State-of-the-City-2017.pdf

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.

 

3 years at Blog for Arizona

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:

http://blogforarizona.net/calendar-2/

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Visit the post for more. … Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area

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.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild’s 2016 “State of the City” address

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.

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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:

http://www.mayorrothschild.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/State-of-the-City-2016.pdf

Tucson 2015 General Election results – updated

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.

Election results:

Mayor

Jonathan Rothschild (D)   52,805 (winner)

Write in –  3722

All 3 Democrats are leading in the Council races, likely winners:

Ward 1:

Bill Hunt (R)   29,025

Regina Romero (D) , incumbent  38,753  (winner)

Ward 2:

Paul Cunningham (D), incumbent  38,539 (winner)

Kelly Lawton (R)  29,067

Ward 4:

Margaret Burkholder (R)  30,154

Shirley Scott (D), incumbent  37,406  (winner)

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AZ Daily Star endorses Romero, Cunningham, and Burkholder for Tucson City Council races

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

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)

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Watch Zona Politics’ candidate debates for Tucson City Council races in Wards 1, 2, 4

Over these past weeks, Tucson Weekly senior writer Jim Nintzel, host of Zona Politics (TV show on Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.) interviewed all the candidates running for election in the Tucson City Council races.  Here’s a recap of the debates, in case you don’t know whom to vote for:

Ward 1 on Sunday Sept. 13:  incumbent, 2 term Democrat Regina Romero vs.
Republican challenger Bill Hunt:

http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2015/09/11/zona-politics-ward-1-debate-between-tucson-city-councilwoman-regina-romero-and-gop-challenger-bill-hunt

Ward 2 on Sunday Sept. 20: incumbent 1 term Democrat Paul Cunningham vs. Republican challenger Kelly Lawton:

http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2015/09/18/zona-politics-city-council-debate-between-councilman-paul-cunningham-and-gop-challenger-kelly-lawton

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