Ward 2 Councilmember Paul Cunningham at DGT

    December 1, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Dragon's View restaurant
    400 North Bonita Avenue
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    $8.50 buffet includes tax/tip; $2.50 for drink only
    Andrea Kennedy
    Ward 2 Councilman Paul Cunningham
    Ward 2 Councilman Paul Cunningham

    Paul Cunningham is also the Vice Mayor City of Tucson and will be speaking on  “How well is Tucson Faring under Democratic Council Leadership?” He was appointed to this Ward 2 seat in May, 2010 and then elected in Nov. 2011 and is in his first full term, up for re-election in 2015. 

    His bio: http://government.tucsonaz.gov/ward-2/paul-cunninghams-bio

    All 6 Councilmembers on the Tucson City Council and the Mayor are Democrats.

    DGT website: http://www.pimadems.org/clubs-and-caucuses/democrats-of-greater-tucson/

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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 Tucsoncitizen.com 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, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


    1. Paul spoke at DGT today about what Tucson was like in 2011 when he was first elected to office, the budgetary challenges he has faced at his job, and personally. He said that “fixing roads is about image”, that Sun Link modern streetcar has been a success, and that the police force was back up to 1000 cops. He also mentioned about fixing the Tucson Convention Center and that Rio Nuevo was finally in the black. Paul announced that he will be seeking re-election in 2015.

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