Felicia Chew, Ward 3 Council candidate at DGT

    March 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Dragon's View restaurant
    400 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    Felicia Chew is a teacher at Mansfeld Middle School.

    Felicia Chew

    “Advocate for mental health, sustainability, safety — Felicia Chew is campaigning to serve as Ward 3 Councilwoman in 2017.

    My name is Felicia Chew, and I am running for the open seat on Tucson’s City Council – Ward 3.  I moved to Tucson in 2011 with my oldest son, Joshua, and my youngest son, Noah.  We decided to stay in Tucson, and later, my middle son, Azariah, also moved to Tucson.

    Now in our sixth year here in Tucson, my older two sons are out on their own, and Noah and I have decided that this is our home.  I am running for City Council because I want Tucson to be a safe place for my son, and for all of us who have chosen to make Tucson our homes, whether for the moment, or the next several generations.

    I served as a member of the executive board at Noah’s school PTO, and a member of the Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Council. I served for four years on the Citizen Police Advisory Review Board as a member, Vice-Chairperson, and Chair.  I served as an Association Representative for the Tucson Educators Association.  Noah and I have been involved with NYS, his school community, the Tucson Origami Club, Valley of the Moon, Watershed Management Group, and other organizations in Tucson.  We enjoy attending Second Saturdays, eating regularly at Empire Pizza (one of the best pizza places in town!), and we have volunteered in Oracle at the Glow! Celebrations,  and other venues in Oracle. One of the things we love about Tucson is that there are so many resources and organizations in and around our community, for us to learn from one another.”

    Call (520) 909-3888

    #EachOfUs #AllOfUs #OurTucson

    FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChewForTucson/

    website: https://chewfortucson.wordpress.com/

    Who’s running so far: http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2017/01/05/ward-3-tucson-city-council-candidate-pool-is-filling-up.  (Paul Durham, former Chief of Staff for Ward 6 Councilwoman Nina Trasoff; Middle school teacher Felicia Chew; business owner Tom Tronsdale of Canyon Fence Co., and Libertarian Julian Mazza

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    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. Felicia spoke today at DGT about her experiences in teaching in CA, NM, the Navajo reservation, AZ. She said the median income for Ward 3 is $27,389, one of the poorest in the City, with highest burglary &DV rates in Tucson. Her priorities are water responsbility, building stronger neighborhoods and community, as she wants to re-create green spaces, promote rainwater harvesting and community gardens. Questions from the audience were about the maintenance of curbs; waffle gardens on vacant lots; whether she supported raising Sun Tran bus fares or cutting routes; could she live on the Councilmember’s salary of $24,000, as full time employee; how help homeless with community gardens; why is she running; is she a TEA member; position on gun buy back program; Proposition 101 on proposed sales tax increase, solar energy, 1/2 cent sales tax increase for pre-school education; and about combining City and County Parks. Other Ward 3 candidate Paul Durham also present, along w/ Ward 1 Councilmember Regina Romero, PCC Bd. member Sylvia Lee.

      • thanks — corrected the address of Dragon’s View restaurant. Sometimes the system automatically posts incorrect listings — very confusing. I’m checking w/ DGT re: correct date, as not sure who is speaking on March 27 if not you. Chair of DGT replied that you are still speaking on March 27, as on Pima Dems website and their DGT FB page. UPDATE: Per DGT Chair, Felicia now speaking on March 20.

    2. Thank you for sharing this! I look forward to the 20th of March. I would also like to extend an open invitation to conversation at my every other Sunday “Chat with Chew From 1 to 2”. The next Chat is scheduled for February 26 at Woods Memorial Library, which will be followed with a session on Sustainability and Healthy Food Choices!

      Events can be found at: facebook.com/chewfortucson


      Learn more about Felicia at: chewfortucson.wordpress.com and facebook.com/chewfortucson

      Donate to Felicia’s campaign at: https://secure.piryx.com/donate/KEGhqw42/Chew-For-Ward-3-Council/

      #EachOfUs #AllOfUs #OurTucson #FeliciaChewForWard3Council #FeliciaChewForTucson

      • Already have your Chat with Chew posted on our calendar as well, for Feb. 26 since you didn’t have a campaign kick off. DGT Chair says that you are still speaking there on March 27th (not 20th). UPDATE: Felicia and speaker of March 27 (Marriah Star) now switched for March.

        • Thank you! The “Change with Chew” event on Feb 26 from 2-4pm at Woods Memorial Library will be an opportunity to learn how to plarn and create reusable bags/rugs from the plarn, in addition to learning about making healthy food choices from Jaime Hall of GMO Free Tucson .

          All ages invited. We will make plarn, while we learn from Jaime and continue conversations from the Chat with Chew From 1 to 2.

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