Bilingual Accountability Session




    “Hundreds of Southern Arizonans who care about education and the economic success of families will meet with candidates for an Accountability Session on Sunday, Oct. 2nd at 4:00pm at Amphi High School in Tucson.
    The session is being co-sponsored by Pima County Interfaith Civic Education Organization, Southern Arizona Interfaith, the Amphitheater School District, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Literacy Connects, and the UA College of Education.
    All are invited to this free, non-partisan* event. Registration and music begin at 3:30.
    * No campaigning, campaign materials, partisan T-shirts, hats, or buttons allowed.”

    Confirmed candidate list below:



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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).

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