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AZ Daily Star endorses Democratic Councilman Steve Kozachik and Independent Gary Watson for City Council races

There are 2 contested races for Tucson City Council in Ward 3 and 6 on the General Election (Nov. 7, 2017) ballot.  The Arizona Daily Star endorsed Ward 6 Democratic Councilman Steve Kozachik, seeking his 3rd term.  And for Ward 3 the newspaper editorial board has endorsed political newcomer Gary Watson (I, former Republican) who is a Captain of a Northwest fire station and JTED instructor.  Read the endorsements here (page A8 print edition) :

http://tucson.com/opinion/local/star-opinion-steve-kozachik-and-gary-watson-for-tucson-city/article_16abbc2b-c3bd-5c8d-ac0b-1b2e368bbe1f.html

Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kozachik

Gary Watson

 

 

 

 

 

Ward 6 Councilman Kozachik is being challenged by Republican architect (political newcomer) Mariano Rodriguez and Green Party candidate Mike Cease (Chair of the Pima County Green Party)  who ran unsuccessfully for Pima County Recorder in Nov. 2016.

In Ward 3 the current Councilmember Karin Uhlich (D) is stepping down after 3 terms and retired attorney Democrat Paul Durham is running for that seat as well. In the August 2017 3-way Democratic primary, the AZ  Daily Star endorsed political newcomer Tom Tronsdal: http://blogforarizona.net/arizona-daily-star-endorses-businessman-tom-tronsdal-for-ward-3-council-seat/ (over Durham and Felicia Chew, also a political newcomer).

Ward 5 Councilman Richard Fimbres is also up for re-election to his 3rd term, but he is unopposed.

Vote wisely on or before Nov. 7, 2017. Mail-in-ballots went out on October 11, when early voting began. 3 polling places will be open on Nov. 7 (for drop off and provisional ballots).

 

2017 City of Tucson Primary Election results

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)

Fimbres:  2583

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)

Kozachik:  5384

Rodriguez:  1537

More info:  https://www.tucsonaz.gov/clerks/elections

Congratulations to the winners, Paul Durham and Mike Cease.

Tucson Be Kind mosaic unveiling at Tucson City Council Chambers

“The speakers include Councilman Steve Kozachik and Jeannette Mare, someone from the Jewish History Museum, Black community, Muslim community, Bishop, Richard Elias (District 5 Pima County Supervisor), Sacred Space (contemplative), Mary DeCamp, Chief of Police Chris Magnus, LGBT community.” – per Steve K.  He is a 2 term Councilman representing Ward 6, and is up for re-election in Nov. 2017.

More from Steve’s 8/21/17 newsletter: “Through Jeannette Mare’s Ben’s Bells Project, Tucson is the epicenter of showing that we as a community are built on the ethos of kindness. M&C has demonstrated that through policy, such as adopting the Charter for Compassion.

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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.

ARSOBO Global Health Forum at the Loft Theater

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THURSDAY, APRIL 21ST AT 6:30PM | FREE ADMISSION! at Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson

Doors open at 6:00PM | Come and join us for happy hour before the show!

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