CD 2 Candidate Billy Kovacs at DGT

    October 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Dragon's View restaurant
    400 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    Hotel Congress operations manager Billy Kovacs announced on June 27, 2017 his bid for CD 2 House, in the Dem primary (August, 2018).

    His campaign website:

    Billy Kovacs

    “He is a small business owner, entrepreneur, and community activist who has long worked for positive change and is committed as ever to making the second district a better place to live, work, and raise a family. He believes we need less politics and more progress in Washington and he is running for Congress to bring a new vision, a new direction, and a new generation of leadership to southern Arizona.

    Billy is not a career politician nor does he want to be one. Active with downtown and regional economic development, Billy is a local businessman with a broad set of leadership experience. From co-founding Prep and Pastry, a successful Tucson eatery, to acting as principal of Sandor Vineyard in Pearce, located in Cochise County, Billy understands how to work with numerous stakeholders to bring an idea from conception to reality. When elected, Billy plans on using these skills and experience to fight for the working and middle-class families of the second district.

    He is currently employed as the Operations Manager at the historic Hotel Congress. He was educated in public schools, attending Pima County Community College and the University of Arizona. ”

    He was recently interviewed on the Bill Buckmaster radio show:

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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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