AZ Daily Star endorses Democrat Congresswoman Krysten Sinema for U.S. Senate


The Arizona Daily Star editorial board endorsed Democrat CD 9 Congresswoman Krysten Sinema for the open seat in the Arizona U.S. Senate, over Republican CD 2 Congresswoman Martha McSally. The article appeared today in the Star, page A 10, and here’s the online version:

Sinema is a 3 term Congresswoman.  This U.S. Senate seat is currently held by Republican Jeff Flake, who is stepping down after one term.

LD 9 Congresswoman Krysten Sinema

Vote wisely on or before Nov. 6, 2018.

Voter registration totals for Arizona to date (from Secretary of State’s website):

Democrats 1,111,580; Republicans 1, 264,295; Other 1,218,716.

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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).