Kiana Sears, AZ Corporation Commission candidate at DGT

    May 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Dragon's View restaurant
    400 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    Kiana Sears

    “Kiana Sears is a community advocate, engaged ASU Sun Devil, nonprofit community leader, and an Arizona seasoned public policy professional. Her commitment to service is inspired by her father, a Vietnam veteran, and her mother, a dedicated civil servant in municipal water services for many years. Sears loves the beautiful State of Arizona and believes we must pay special attention to three key aspects for our state to flourish: water, solar and the education of all Arizona’s children, irrespective of ethnicity.

    For nearly a decade Sears has worked in a legislative staff capacity, most recently serving as a Water & Wastewater Executive Consultant (Public Utility Analyst) for the Arizona Corporation Commission (AZCC). During her tenure at the AZCC, Kiana greatly appreciated the opportunity to serve and protect Arizona rate payers. Sears understands that the rate payers are families and small business owners that deserve the opportunity to thrive. Protecting our water supply, water rights, as well as our access to solar power and renewables are among her highest priorities. Please support Sears as she promises to serve with integrity and to work hard every day to restore the public’s trust in this critical branch of Arizona’s democracy.”

    Carolyn’s note:  4 way Dem primary for 2 seats on AZ Corporation Commission — with former Corporation Commissioners Sandra Kennedy and Bill Mundell (as a team at DGT on 3/12/18) facing political newcomers Jake Bell (at DGT on 4/16/18) and Kiana Sears.

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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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