CD 3 Congressional candidates debate


    “Congressman Raul Grijalva (D) and Nicolas Pierson (R) will debate live in the Arizona Public Media studios. Arizona Public Media is proud to present this live event in partnership with The Arizona Daily Star, The Arizona Republic, and KJZZ. Watch the debate live, Wed, Oct 17 from 7:00 – 8:00pm on

    Carolyn’s note:  CD 3 Congressman Raul Grijalva (D) has served since 2003 (8 terms) and is facing a challenge from newcomer Nick Pierson (R). Pierson is a retired financial advisor and Army veteran.

    Nick Pierson
    CD 3 Congressman Raul Grijalva
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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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