Candidate forum for Pima County Sheriff (CANCELLED)

    October 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    East Social Center, Green Valley
    7 S Abrego Dr
    Green Valley, AZ 85614

    Democrat Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos and his Republican challenger Mark Napier will appear at a forum in Green Valley on October 8th. Napier ran before for this seat in 2012, losing to then-Sheriff Clarence Dupnik (retired in August, 2015).  Nanos was Dupnik’s Chief Deputy and appointed to this seat by the Pima County Board of Supervisors.

    UPDATE:  Forum cancelled via email (10/3/16) from Editor Dan Shearer of Green Valley News. See more info in Comments section below.

    Mark Napier
    Mark Napier
     Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos
    Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos







    The forum will be hosted by the Green Valley News and moderated by editor Dan Shearer. To submit a question for the candidates, email:

    More info on this forum &  the candidates:

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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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