Council candidates for 2017 City of Tucson primary election

May 31, 2017 was the deadline for the filing of those who will be running for Ward 3, 5 and 6 in the City of Tucson Council races. There will be a Democratic primary in Ward 3  and a Green Party primary in Ward 6, as the other candidates are unopposed in their primaries.  Councilman Richard Fimbres faces no opposition at all for his seat in Ward 5.

Here’s the list of who filed nomination petitions:

Ward 3  (open seat, as Democratic Councilmember Karin Uhlich is retiring)

Felicia Chew (D), teacher at Mansfeld Middle School

Paul Durham (D), attorney, former Chief of Staff for Councilmember Nina Trasoff

Thomas Tronsdal (D), owner of Canyon Fence Company, also an attorney

Gary Watson (I), employed at Northwest Fire Department as a firefighter

Ward 5

Councilmember Richard Fimbres (D, 2 terms), unopposed

Ward 6

Councilmember Steve Kozachik, (D, 2 terms)

Mariano Rodriguez (R), architect

Mike Cease (G), Chair of Pima County Green Party Steering Committee, ran unsuccessfully for Pima County Recorder in Nov. 2016

Michael Oatman (G), candidate for U.S. President in 2008 as a Democrat, and in 2012 as a Green

Stay tuned for upcoming primary election forums for these candidates in Ward 3 and Ward 6. The City of Tucson primary will be on August 29, 2017.



3 thoughts on “Council candidates for 2017 City of Tucson primary election”

  1. Vote wisely on or before the City of Tucson primary on Tuesday. The winner of the Dem primary in Ward 3 will face off with Independent Gary Watson, Captain of the Northwest Fire Dept. Listen to his interview on Buckmastershow today: In Ward 5, Councilman Richard Fimbres is unopposed. In Ward 6, Councilman Steve Kozachik will face a Republican and Green Party challenger.

  2. Michael Oatman is a joke…a drunken manipulater that is a liar and pervert. This man has delusions that his small time community show was on par with Bill Maher…what a joke…he has no interest in the people. His only purpose is to see his name in print.

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