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Arizona Daily Star endorses Governor Doug Ducey, and former Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick for CD 2

In today’s Arizona Daily Star, the editorial board endorsed Republican Governor Doug Ducey (page A8) and online here:

https://tucson.com/opinion/local/star-opinion-doug-ducey-for-arizona-governor/article_8556481d-b05b-538f-acb0-7ba9f40a1ec8.html

Governor Doug Ducey

The Star also on page A8 endorsed former 3 term CD 1 Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, a Democrat, for the open seat in CD 2:

https://tucson.com/opinion/local/star-opinion-ann-kirkpatrick-in-congressional-district/article_179c6c59-5ff5-5399-879e-f22f559095a0.html

Former Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick

Governor Ducey is facing a Democrat challenger ASU Professor Dr. David Garcia, and Green Party candidate Angel Torres.

Ann Kirkpatrick is being challenged by Republican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO Lea Marquez Peterson, a political newcomer.

Vote wisely on or before November 6, 2018.  Early voting began on October 10, when early ballots were mailed out for the General Election.




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2018 Arizona List Governing Bd. Endorsements for Southern AZ

Carolyn’s note: Adelita Grijalva is a 4 term incumbent on the TUSD Governing Board, and Leila Counts is a political newcomer/teacher running for a position on the same board. Adelita is one of CD 3 Congressman Raul Grijalva’s daughters.

Debi Chess Mabie is seeking her first term on the District 5 Governing Bd. of Pima Community College (open seat as incumbent Luis Gonzales is not running for re-election).

Incumbent Eva Carrillo Dong and political newcomer Consuelo Hernandez have apparently won their seats on the Sunnyside School District Governing Bd. Consuelo is a younger sister of LD 2 Rep. Daniel Hernandez Jr. (up for re-election) and their other sister Alma is  running for LD 2 House. Congratulations to Eva and Consuelo.

Vote wisely on or before Nov. 6, 2018.

Arizona List is a statewide network supporting pro-choice Democratic women running for office in Arizona.

For other Arizona List endorsements (state, city, AZ legislature, county, school boards), go to this link: https://www.arizonalist.org/our-women/our-candidates/




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Watch Citizens Clean Elections Commission debates for AZ statewide races

Watch Clean Elections debates for AZ statewide offices before the General Election on  Nov. 6, 2018

In case you don’t know who’s running for Arizona highest executive offices, watch the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission debates for Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Corporation Commission (2 seats) and State Mine Inspector.

Here’s the links to these debates held from September 24 to October 10, 2018 on AZ PBS “Arizona Horizon”:

Governor (Republican Governor Doug Ducey vs. Democratic challenger Dr. David Garcia and Green candidate Angel Torres): https://azpbs.org/horizon/2018/09/clean-elections-gubernatorial-debate/

Secretary of State (Republican Steve Gaynor vs. Democratic State Senator Katie Hobbs): https://azpbs.org/horizon/2018/10/clean-elections-secretary-of-state-debate/

Attorney General (Republican incumbent Mark Brnovich vs. Democrat January Contreras):

https://azpbs.org/horizon/2018/10/clean-elections-attorney-general-debate/

Treasurer (Republican State Senator Kimberly Yee vs. Democrat Mark Manoil):  https://azpbs.org/horizon/2018/10/clean-elections-state-treasurer-debate-2/

Superintendent of Public Instruction (Republican Frank Riggs vs. Democrat Kathy Hoffman): https://azpbs.org/horizon/2018/09/superintendent-of-public-instruction-debate-2/

Corporation Commission (Republicans incumbent Justin Olson and Rodney Glassman vs. Democrats Sandra Kennedy and Kiana Sears) https://azpbs.org/horizon/2018/09/arizona-corporation-commission-debate-3/

AZ State Mine Inspector (incumbent Republican Joe Hart did not participate, so Democrat Bill Pierce alone): https://azpbs.org/horizon/2018/10/state-mine-inspector-debate/

https://www.azcleanelections.gov/en/arizona-elections/debate-information

Vote wisely on or before Nov. 6, 2018. Early ballots have gone out and will be arriving at your residence shortly.




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Ride Sun Link streetcar for free on October 13, 2018

Sun Link modern streetcar, courtesy of Donovan Dean Durband

 FREE STREETCAR RIDES ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

Ride Sun Link for free to Tucson events

 TUCSON, Ariz. – “Tucsonans and visitors can ride the Sun Link streetcar for free all day on Saturday, October 13th, starting at 8 a.m. The streetcar provides convenient travel to several events taking place in Downtown Tucson over the weekend, including Tucson Meet Yourself, TENWEST, and 2nd Saturday.

Event attendees can park along the route, then board Sun Link for free and ride to any of the 23 streetcar destinations.

Streetcar service ends at 2 a.m. on Saturday. (Actually this means early Sunday morning.)

Sun Link connects riders to five of Tucson’s most popular and unique districts along its 3.9-mile route: the University of Arizona, Main Gate Square, 4th Avenue, Downtown and Mercado San Agustin.

For additional information on Sun Link, visit www.sunlinkstreetcar.com or call the Customer Service Center at (520) 792-9222 (for persons with hearing and speech impairments, call TDD: 520-628-1565).”

Contact: Pat Richter

Director of Marketing & Communications

(520) 206-8810; (520) 237-5905 (cell)

pat.richter@tucsonaz.gov

 

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Amanda Valenzuela

Marketing & Communications Specialist

amanda.valenzuela@tucsonaz.gov

520.206.8849

3920 N. Sun Tran Blvd

Tucson, AZ 85705




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Film Fest Tucson 2018 on October 11 to 13

Tucson’s destination film festival presents screenings in the historic Scottish Rite Cathedral, AC Marriott and Fox Tucson Theatre downtown from October 11-13, 2018. The festival features 37 feature films and shorts in narrative and documentary forms and special events. Programming includes Arizona premieres, silent films with live music and visiting filmmakers, panels and free outdoor screenings.

Schedule of the 37 independent films here:

https://filmfesttucson.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/GridFINAL.pdf

“Advance tickets can be purchased online at FilmFestTucson.org. All advance tickets are $10 (+ service fee). Festival passes are also available in advance for $45 (+ service fee), which grants access to ALL screenings. A special $95 VIP pass adds access to the VIP tent at the Scottish Rite. ”

Parking map below:




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Handy guide on the AZ General Election Propositions

Early ballots for the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election go out this week on Oct. 10.  If you’re confused about the many Propositions on the ballot, here’s a handy guide from the Pima County  Democratic Party.

Democrats of Greater Tucson meets every Monday at high noon at Dragon’s View restaurant, 400 N. Bonita Ave. Today they are hosting various speakers on most of these propositions.  Next week’s speaker is on  Yes on Prop. 127.

Vote wisely on or before Nov. 6, 2018.




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