Only 2 contested primaries to report on tonight from City of Tucson Elections in Ward 3 (Democrats) and Ward 6 (Greens):
Ward 3 Council (Democrats). Open seat as Councilwoman Karin Uhlich is stepping down after 3 terms.
Felicia Chew 1703 32.09%
Paul Durham 2416 45.52%
Tom Tronsdal 1177 22.18%
(to face off with Independent Gary Watson in the General. No Republican or Green in this race).
Ward 5 Council (no primary, 2 term Councilman Democrat Richard Fimbres is unopposed, as well in the General)
Ward 6 Council (Green Party)
Mike Cease 51 63.75%
Michael Oatman 26 32.5%
(to face off with incumbent 2 term Councilman Democrat Steve Kozachik and Republican Mariano Rodriguez in the General Election on Nov. 7, 2017)
More info: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/clerks/elections
Congratulations to the winners, Paul Durham and Mike Cease.
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Tucson
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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