Former Corporation Commissioners/candidates Sandra Kennedy & Bill Mundell at DGT

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

    Former Corporation Commissioners Sandra Kennedy (2009 to 2013) and Bill Mundell (1999 to 2009) will be speaking about their candidacy for 2 seats on the Corporation Commission for Arizona. They are running as a team (as there are two other Dem candidates Jake Bell and Kiana Sears for these 2 positions).

    Former Corporation Commissioner Sandra Kennedy
    Former Corporation Commissioner Bill Mundell

    “Sandra Kennedy was first elected to the Arizona Corporation in 2008 on a platform of promoting solar energy in Arizona, and as a fierce consumer advocate. She started her public service when she was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in November 1986, where she served for six years before successfully becoming a state senator in 1992. She served three terms as state senator.

    Prior to her service in the state legislature, Sandra was elected to serve on the Phoenix Union High School Board for a four year term in 1990. Governor Mofford appointed her to the Arizona Employment and Training Council.

    Her many past and present community and civic projects include the following: Tutor for Valley Christian Center and Valle Del Sol, Board member of the Arizona Cactus Pine Girl Scout Council, ex-Officio Member of Phoenix Community Alliance, and a former Board member of the Community Excellence Project.

    Ms. Kennedy was voted Outstanding Young Woman of America for 1984. She is a member of the National Association of Female Executives, was a delegate to the Foreign Relations Conference in June of 1988 from the American Council of Young Political Leaders in Washington, D.C., and also a member of the National Conference of State Legislators.

    Sandra Kennedy was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and came to Phoenix in 1971. She is the mother of three: Mahogany; Amber and Seth.”
    Bill  Mundell: “Candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission – running to protect consumers, small businesses, and the financial freedom of homeowners across the state.”
    Bill ran for Corporation Commission in Nov. 2016 (having served 2 terms on the CC and been termed out in 2008).
    From Ballotopedia:
    “Mundell moved to Arizona in 1968 and earned his bachelor’s in political science from Arizona State University in 1974. He graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, with a juris doctor in 1977. Mundell began his career in private practice in Chandler, Arizona. He was presiding judge of the Chandler Municipal Court from 1980 to 1986, when he won election to theArizona House of Representatives; he left the House in 1992. Governor Jane Dee Hull (R) appointed Mundell to fill a vacancy on the Arizona Corporation Commission in 1999. He won election to a full term in 2000 and to a second full term in 2004. He was prevented from running for re-election in 2008 due to term limits, which limit corporation commissioners to two consecutive terms.
    Upon his departure from the commission in 2009, Brewer appointed Mundell as the director of the Registrar of Contractors. He served in that position until 2015.
    Mundell has two children, Meghan and Samantha, with his wife Barbara, who is also a judge.
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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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