Catherine Ripley, LD 10 House candidate at DGT

    June 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Dragon's View restaurant
    400 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    Catherine (aka Cat) Ripley is a political newcomer, half Japanese American, running for LD 10 House.  She is a retired Naval Officer, former U.S. Diplomat, currently adjunct prof. in political science at PCC.

    Catherine Ripley

    4 way Dem primary in LD 10 House with current Rep. Kirsten Engel, and 3 political newcomers for 2 seats. Also running are attorney Domingo DeGrazia, son of the late painter  Ted DeGrazia; Dem activist Nikki Lee, and Cat Ripley.  They are obviously trying to defeat Republican LD 10 House Rep. Todd Clodfelter.

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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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