District 4 Supervisor candidate forum

    “Join us for a District 4 Supervisor Candidate Forum
    sponsored by the Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce
    co-sponsored by the Vail Parent NetworkWednesday, July 27
    5:30 p.m.Empire High School
    10701 Mary Ann Cleveland, Way
    Tucson, AZ 85747The race to fill the seat on the Pima County Board of Supervisors being vacated by Supervisor Ray Carroll will be determined by the outcome of the August 30th primary vote.

    Three Republicans have filed to have their names appear on the ballot. There are no Democrat candidates.

    The Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce and Vail Parent Network will hold a candidates forum on Wednesday, July 27th, 5:30 p.m., at Empire High School located at 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way.

    The three Republican candidates, John Backer, Steve Christy and Marla Closen, will address their platforms and meet afterward informally with the audience.

    The program is open to the public at no charge.

    For details about the event, please contact:
    Executive Director at the Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce
    Michelle Harrington at (520) 261-VAIL (8245)

    The Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce does not endorse candidates.”

    Carolyn’s note: no  Democrat in this race, Green Party candidate Josh Riley in the General Election.
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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. Current D 4 Supervisor Carroll has endorsed Christy:
      “Why I want Steve Christy to be the next District Four Supervisor

      It is with a great deal of pleasure that I formally endorse Steve Christy to be the next Pima County Supervisor from District Four. I have known Steve for years through his role on both the RTA and State Transportation Board and found him to be an intelligent and knowledgeable public servant. I also know him to be both an active Republican and a reasonable conservative – pro-life, pro-gun and low tax – as I have been in my tenure on the Board.

      Steve also represents something we need more of in public office, someone who has run a successful local business. He understands the needs of the private sector because he was and is a major part of it here. He will bring the depth of knowledge and governmental experience needed combined with a belief in the basic principles of free enterprise and economic development that Pima County wants and requires.

      Please join me in supporting Steve Christy for Pima County Supervisor.”

      Thank you!

      (signed) Ray Carroll


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