Former AZ House legislator Nancy Young Wright at DGT (postponed – see update)

    March 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Dragon's View restaurant
    400 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    Nancy Young Wright with canine friends Jake and Lily

    UPDATE from DGT:  “Our speaker for tomorrow (today), Nancy Young Wright, is unfortunately feeling under the weather. Kim Khoury, the Chair of the PCDP Advocacy Committee will be speaking with us. We will reschedule Nancy at a future date.”

    Nancy Young Wright served in the Arizona State House in 2008 to 2011 in LD 26. She ran unsuccessfully for Pima County Supervisor District 1 in 2012.  Nancy is an active volunteer at the Pima Animal Care Center and will speak on animal welfare issues and opportunities.  She also served from 1997 to 2007 on the Amphi School Board.

    “Our speaker this Monday Nancy Young Wright represented Tucson’s northwest side in the Arizona State Legislature for two terms, where she served on the Water and Energy, Education, and Health Committees. She started a Water Caucus and an Animal Welfare Caucus to promote bi-partisan awareness and cooperation. She also served as board member of Amphitheater Public Schools from 1997-2006. She worked with youth and elders in the Pascua Yaqui and Tohono O’odham communities in the literary arts.

    Nancy was a member of the Pima County Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan Steering Committee and the Buffers citizen conservation group; Chair of the first Oro Valley Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, championing the need for youth facilities, bike lanes, hiking trails, and natural areas; and an advocate for Honey Bee Canyon on Tucson’s northwest side.

    Currently, she serves on the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Arizona Council; the Audubon Society Board of Directors; the Animal Cruelty Task Force; the Owl and Panther Expressive Arts for Refugees; and volunteers at the Pima Animal Care Center with adoptions, outreach, and dog walking.”

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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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