Who’s running for School Board positions in Pima County in 2024

The Pima County School Superintendent’s office just released the official list of who filed nomination petitions to run for fourteen various school boards in Pima County. Deadline was 5 p.m. yesterday July 8. https://www.schools.pima.gov/elections/2024-candidate-filing For Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) there are 3 seats in contention this year and five candidtes running: Esteban Flores Natalie … Read more

Tucson City Council appoints Karin Uhlich to vacant Ward 6 Council seat

I first reported on this when our Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kozachik suddenly stepped down in March: Read Tucson Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kozachik resigns, effective March 31, 2024 now from Blog for Arizona for Politics from a Liberal Viewpoint Then I reported on the 12 applicants who applied for the appointment to this seat: … Read more

INSIDER INFO UPDATE! Tucson City Council narrows list of applicants for Ward 6 Council seat to four

UPDATE 5/2: Reliable insider info indictates that the Council seems very likely to pick Karin Uhlich as the interim replacement. Another outcome is possible, but would be a very surprising result. Any of the four candidates would do an excellent job for Ward 6, but Karin’s previous experience in the role was the key qualifier, … Read more

Former Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall criticizes Laura Conover, Pima County Attorney

Long time six term former Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall today wrote a guest opinion in the AZ Daily Star “Laura Conover has failed this community” https://tucson.com/opinion/column/local-opinion-laura-conover-has-failed-this-community/article_15847df0-0183-11ef-8f84-979640492fd7.html#tracking-source=home-top-story (print edition A6 & 7) Laura Conover was first elected to Pima County Attorney in Nov. 2020. Prior to that she was a criminal defense attorney. LaWall states … Read more

Pima County Bd. of Supervisors appoint Chris Ackerley to Pima County Treasurer

The Pima County Board of Supervisors met together today in their regular meeting and appointed Deputy Treasurer Chris Ackerley (R) to the vacant Treasurer position. Long time Treasurer Republican Beth Ford retired last Friday. The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson held a virtual forum on April 11 for the two applicants to this … Read more