LD 10 Democrats State House candidate forum

    May 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Pima County Democratic Party HQ
    4631 E 1st St
    Tucson, AZ 85711

    LD 10 House candidates (L to R: Rep. Kirsten Engel (incumbent), Domingo DeGrazia, Nikki Lee, Catherine Ripley.

    Monthly meeting of LD 10 Democrats.  More info here:

    LD 10

    Carolyn’s note: LD 10 Democrats hosting a candidate forum on this date, with 4 Democrats seeking 2 seats in the Aug. 28, 2018 primary election. Incumbent Rep. Kirsten Engel is seeking re-election, along with political newcomers Domingo DeGraziz (family law attorney), Nikki Lee (activist) and Catherine Ripley (adjunct prof. at PCC).   Two Democrats will then face off with Republican House Rep. Todd Clodfelter in the General Election.


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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 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).

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