LD 14 House candidate Mike Holmes at DGT

    February 8, 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


    His topice at DGT Why I am running as a Democrat”.

    Campaign website: http://mikeholmesforsoutheastarizona.org/

    “I have been a soldier, business owner, community activist, public servant and husband for twenty-eight years. I am the father of three successful young women and I have decided to run for the position of Arizona State Representative for LD 14 in Southeast Arizona.”

    More on LD 14:http://www.pimadems.org/your-neighborhood/legislative-district-14-pima-co-vail-corona-de-tucson-eastside-tucson-mt-lemmon-all-of-cochise-co-and-greenlee-co-and-southern-graham-co/

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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).


    1. Mike is the only Dem candidate in a race for 2 seats in the House, with 4 Republicans. He served 3 tours in Afghanistan & Iraq and received the Bronze Star. Formerly a Republican, then an Independent, he is now a Democrat as he feels more akin to the Dem party values. Questions from the audience today at DGT were about David Brock speaking at Az List luncheon on March 5, what changes can he make in the legislature, Veteran preferred businesses, alternate discriminatory revenue sharing, obstacles to locally owned businesses, how to target Independents to vote, his stand on the environment (energy, solar), Sun Zia power line, rural ag areas & farming, Prop. 123, public banking, tax breaks to radio/TV, film industry. He also emphasized a recent case that was not getting constituent services in LD 14.

      • Registration totals in LD 14, from Pima County Recorder’s website:
        Democrats 5,934
        Republicans 11, 219
        Others 9, 224
        Libertarians 221
        Green 39

        Thanks for comments Mike, and good luck in the General election.

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