LD 11 Senate & House clean elections debate


    LD 11 State Senate clean elections debate between former Republican House  Rep. Vince Leach and Democrat Ralph Atchue.  Atchue ran for this seat previously in Nov. 2016 and lost to Republican LD  11 Senator Steve Smith.  (Smith ran for CD 1 in 2018 and lost that bid, so this is an open seat). Green Party candidate Mohammad Arif is also seeking a Senate seat.

    State Representative Leach favors dark money and subsidizing the rich.
    LD 11 Rep. Vince Leach
    Ralph Atchue






    Mohammad Arif

    LD 11 House debate between Republicans Rep. Mark Finchem and Bret Roberts vs. Democrats Hollace Lyon and Marcela Quiroz. Finchem was elected to his seat in Nov. 2014 (2 terms) and  Roberts is a political newcomer. Lyon ran for this same seat in Nov. 2014, and Quiroz is a political newcomer.

    LD 11 Rep. Mark Finchem
    Bret Roberts
    Candidate Hollace Lyon points out that SCR1034 overturns the voters' will in a 2000 ballot initiative to take away redistricting power away from the Legislature
    Hollace Lyon
    Marcela Quiroz
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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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