Educators for Nikki Lee (Ward 4 Council candidate)


    “Nikki has always been an advocate for public education and will be a strong voice on the Tucson City Council. Join us on Sunday and help get her elected!

    Join some of our local education advocates this Sunday in supporting Nikki’s campaign for Tucson City Council! With special guest star, Chris Haughton, a popular Tucson comedian. Come out to hear from Nikki about her vision for Tucson and education issues, share some laughs, and enjoy our make-your-own breakfast burrito spread.


    Co-Host Committee: Kristel Foster, Adelita Grijalva, Adam Ragan, Stephanie Hamilton, and Ravi Grivois-Shah.”

    Carolyn’s note: Current TUSD Bd. members are Kristel Foster & Adelita Grijalva, the other 3 hosts are candidates – Adam and Dr. Ravi for TUSD Board and Stephanie Hamilton for LD 10 in 2020.

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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).


    1. Welcome by TUSD Bd. member Kristel Foster, explaining the burrito breakfast theme, as when Nikki’s opponent Hicks on the TUSD School Board mentioned that “teachers gave kids burritos” on the Daily Show. Comedian Chris Haughton started off with a few laughs, then Nikki spoke of her background, advocating with Save Our Schools. She feels that she could bring her tech background to the City, to move into the future, answered question on Prop. 205 as “too much risk for revenue” to support it. TUSD Governing Bd. candidate Adam Ragan present, as well as former Bd. member Joel Ireland, and LD 10 House candidate Stephanie Hamilton. 20 people in attendance. Reports are that only 15,000 ballots have been returned so far after they were mailed out on Oct. 10.
      News link to Hicks’ comment:

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