Congressman Raul Grijalva Campaign HQ open house

    May 19, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    3640 S Campbell Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85713

    “As our campaign gets into full gear, we’re inviting you to come and visit our new home for the 2018 election cycle and re-engage with our campaign. Please join A Whole Lot of People for an afternoon of music, food, and community!

    RSVPs are requested to or (520) 629-0050.”


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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).


    1. About 80 Grijalvistas at this HQ open house, including candidates daughter Adelita Grijalva (TUSD Bd.), January Contreras (AG), David Brill (CD 4 in Phoenix), Bill Kovacs (CD 2), Ralph Atchue (LD 11 Senate), Betty Villegas (LD 3 Senate), Andres Cano (LD 3 House), Adam Ragan (TUSD Bd.). Also attending were Richard Elias (D 5 Supervisor) and Regina Romero (W1 Council). Adelita gave the welcome, then Raul spoke about how “the norms of Democracy are turned upside down”, as Donald Trump is a “complete aberration”. He talked about what the Arizona teachers had to do to save public schools, and that the solution was to invest in American people and Education for the 3 to 4 generations down the road.” He said we need to provide a “vibrant, fair & equitable Democracy” for all. Raul has been in office since Jan. 2003.

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