AZ Governor clean elections debate


    Citizens Clean Elections debate for Governor, televised live on “Arizona Horizon” (Arizona PBS Channel 8), moderated by Ted Simons. All Clean Elections debates will be posted online. The debates will be available on the Clean Elections website within 72 hours after they occur. The videos will remain online for voters to watch throughout the election. The debate will also be available on Arizona PBS’ website.

    Arizona Primary results:  Gov. Doug Ducey (R), who also served as AZ Treasurer vs. Dr. David Garcia (D), ASU Professor, who ran for AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction in Nov. 2014.

    Dr. David Garcia
    Governor Doug Ducey






    Also participating in this debate will be Green Party candidate Angel Torres, a union steward, who ran unsuccessfully for State House in LD 16 in 2010, State House in LD 27 in 2012, and State Senate in LD 27 in 2016.

    Angel Torres

    Video of this debate online:

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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).


    1. About 20 people at Dem HQ to listen to this lively debate between Governor Doug Ducey, Democratic challenger Dr. David Garcia and Green Party candidate Angel Torres. They discussed mostly education, some on the economy, immigration & ICE. Many interruptions between the Republican and Democrat. Garcia said several times that Ducey was a “politician who had never worn a uniform”, unlike himself who served in the Army. Stay tuned for the video within 72 hours on CCEC website. TUSD Bd. member Kristel Foster in attendance tonight.


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