Arizona Women’s Political Caucus 2016 primary election endorsements




The Arizona Women’s Political Caucus is proud to announce our
2016 Primary Election Candidate Endorsements.
Please help us in congratulating all our endorsed candidates and be sure to click on the links below to learn more about the candidates in your district and how you can help push them to victory!
If you are unsure about your district click here.

*Designates incumbent or Previously Endorsed

Pima County Races:

  • Pima County Board of Supervisors District 3
  • Pima County Attorney                                   
  • Pima County Recorder                                  
    • F. Ann Rodriguez*

Arizona Legislature:
LD 2

LD 3

  • Senate              Olivia Cajero Bedford*

LD 4

LD 6

LD 8

LD 9

LD 10

LD 11

LD 16

LD 17

LD 18

LD 23

LD 24

LD 25

LD 27

LD 28

As a multi partisan organization and affiliate of the National Women’s Political Caucus, AWPC works across party boundaries to gain equality; whether a candidate is Republican, Democrat or Independent, we support pro-choice candidates and officials in elected and appointed office.

Thank you for your continued support. Your commitment has helped AWPC make a positive difference in Arizona politics since 1971!

Together we are changing the face of Arizona politics!


Stephanie Coronado, AWPC State President


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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


  1. Why didn’t you include Cara Prior in the LD16 group with Sharon Stinnard. Cara is a true Progressive Democrat and I think she should have been included.

      • Voters can choose two candidates. With the endorsement of incumbent Stefanie Mach, they probably were unable to choose between Kirsten and Courtney for the second spot. Both Kirsten and Courtney seem to be running strong campaigns.

        • Yes, Jim I guess that’s what happened with the AWPC lack of endorsement for either Engel or Frogge. We’ll see what the voters say on primary night of Aug. 30. Thanks for commenting.

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