Kristel Foster and Cam Juarez TUSD Board members at DGT

    March 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Dragon's View restaurant
    400 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    $10 Chinese buffet cash, $12 credit/debit, $3.50 drink only
    TUSD Governing Board member Kristel Foster
    TUSD Governing Board member Kristel Foster
    TUSD School Board member Cam Juarez
    TUSD Governing Board member Cam Juarez

    Kristel Foster, elected in Nov. 2012, will speak “Progress  in TUSD – how to keep out schools moving forward.” Fellow board member Cam Juarez, also serving his first term, will be speaking as well. Both candidates are Democrats although this is a nonpartisan race.

    Both Kristel and Cam are up for re-election, as is fellow TUSD Governing Board member Mark Stegeman, a registered Independent.

    I hear that Betts Putnam-Hidalgo and Don Cotton  who both ran twice before, are also seeking a position on this board, as may be educator/blogger Lori Riegel.  Former PCC instructor Francis Saitta who has run for this position before and PCC Governing Bd., is also considering a bid.

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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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