AZ Citizens Clean Elections Commission’s debates start on April 19
Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission holds debates for contested statewide and legislative districts races in election years.
This year 2022 they just posted the upcoming debate schedule for the Primary:
First off are Republicans running in LD 1 on April 19, then Democrats running for Secretary of State on April 20. Also debating on April 20 are Dems running in LD 22. The schedule continues into July.
The debates for the hotly contested Dem and Republican primary races for Governor will be held on June 29 (Republican), and June 30 (Democrats).
Watch these debates online, and vote wisely on or before the August 2 Arizona primary.
Redistricting this year by the Independent Redistricting Commission has affected all 30 Legislative Districts, so pay attention to the new LDs. This was based on new data from the 2020 Census.
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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 Tucsoncitizen.com 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, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).
Past debates are now posted on the AZ CCEC website, on the bottom of the candidate debates page: https://www.azcleanelections.gov/arizona-elections/debate-information
Sec. of State Dem debate is listed there (held on 4/20/22) as well as some of Dem LD races. Find the debate of the LD you are interested in (i.e. LD 18) and click on “view live”. Then look for the 2022 primary debates list, and click on the LD you are seeking. It’s a bit complicated, but don’t give up.
Are the debates recorded? I would like to hear the ones I had to miss.
Yes, the debates are recorded. We couldn’t access the AZ Sec. of State one (Dems) last night so would like to see that also. Usually the AZ CCEC puts them on their website in a few days. I’ll let you know and will re-published these debates as a post. Did watch the LD 18 Senate/House one tonight since it was on youtube. Thanks.
Tonight: first statewide debate between two Democrats running for Sec. of State — House Rep. Reginald Bolding and former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes, in the Dem Primary on August 2nd. The winner will face off whomever the Republicans choose for their Sec. of State nominee — and there are four running and their debate is not yet scheduled. See our Calendar for details for tonight’s debate at 5 p.m.
Could you please find out why some of the debates were cancelled? THANK YOU!
The debates listed as cancelled were scheduled ahead of time, but since they are not contested, they are now cancelled. Only one Dem running for AZ Treasurer (Martin Quezada) so no need for a debate. Same with LD 20 debate, with only 2 Dems running in the House, 1 in the Senate.