District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson’s Campaign Kick off

    May 3, 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    YWCA Southern Arizona
    525 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745


    “On Tuesday, May 3rd, I invite you to join me for my official campaign kick-off party. More than that, I would like you to join me as we celebrate over 20 years of dedicated support from volunteers, contributors and community members like yourself.

    Together we have worked towards successful economic recovery, we have fostered economic development that has attracted long-term, high-wage employers, and all while protecting our precious desert lands. With your help, we can continue this level of dedication to community prosperity for another 4 years.

    Please join us Tuesday. If you are unable to attend, please consider making a contribution to my campaign in celebration of everything we have accomplished together and our shared vision for the future of Pima County.”

    Hope to see you there,
    Sharon Bronson

    Carolyn’s note: Supervisor Bronson was first elected in Nov. 1996, and re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012. She will face Republican opposition in Nov. 2016.  She is the currently longest serving Supervisor on the Pima County Bd. of Supervisors.

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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. Cohost Larry Hecker welcomed the supporters, then Sharon spoke about her 20 years on the board, emphasizing economic development, social equity and the environment. She mentioned several of the new companies doing business in Pima County – Caterpillar Inc. (brand new), World View, Home Goods, etc. Donations up to $6250 can now be given to the campaigns, per person. Present tonight: Pima County Adm. Chuck Huckleberry, Pima County Atty. chief deputy Amelia Cramer, Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos, former Supervisor Dan Eckstrom, PCDP Chair Jo Holt, candidates Dustin Williams (for School Superintendent) and Brian Bickel (for D 1 Supervisor).


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