Democratic candidates forum at TVVDC meeting


    Democratic Candidates for Mayor & City Council
    Saturday, September 14 – 9:30am to 11:00am
    Risky Business (8848 E Tanque Verde)

    Hear from the winners of the Democratic primary.

    Hear from the Democratic candidates for Mayor and City Council: Regina Romero (Mayor), Lane Santa Cruz (Ward 1), Paul Cunningham (Ward 2) and Nikki Lee (Ward 4). The candidates will talk about their priorities for Tucson and answer your questions.

    This event is open to the public.

    The Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club presents speakers of interest to Democratic voters on the second Saturday of every month at 9:30 am at Risky Business (8848 E Tanque Verde Road). Meetings are free and open to the public, so please feel free to drop in.

    To join the Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club please email your name, address, telephone number and email address to Beth Isabelle (

    Carolyn’s note: Ward1 Councilmember Regina Romero is the Democratic nominee for Mayor of Tucson.  Democrat Lane Santa Cruz is running in Ward 1;  Democratic candidate in Ward 2 is incumbent Councilman Paul Cunningham, and in Ward 4 is Nikki Lee, who ran for LD 10 House in 2018.  They all face Republican and Green Party opposition in the General Election on Nov. 5, 2019.

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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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