Citizens Clean Election debate – LD 14


    Democratic Senate candidates – LD 14.  Forum to be moderated by Tucson Weekly editor Jim Nintzel

    Jaime Alvarez  – public/clean

    Melinda Gomez – public/clean

    Jaime Alvarez
    Melinda “Mendy” Gomez





    Only the Senate candidates are debating at this forum for that nomination for that one seat:

    Also involved in this debate are 3 Republicans running for Senate:  David Gowan (former State Senator), Drew John (current House Rep. in LD 14), Lori Kilpatrick.  Current Republican State Senator in LD 14 Gail Griffin must be termed out, and is running for one of the 2 House seats in this district.

    Previous articleDemocratic Gubernatorial candidate forum at TVVDC Meeting
    Next articleCitizens Clean Elections Democratic debate – Superintendent of Public Instruction
    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).


    Leave a Reply