LD 9 State Senate candidate Jim Love at DGT

    November 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Dragon's View restaurant
    400 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    Jim’sFB bio states he is a Governing Bd. member at Flowing Wells school district and worked at Banner Casa Grande Medical Center.  He will be speaking about his candidacy for LD 9 Senate (to be vacated by Steve Farley, running for Governor).

    Jim Love
    “First I am a lifelong Democrat. I’ve been on the Flowing Wells Unified School District Governing Board for 17 years and a member of the Arizona School Boards Association Board of Directors for 4 years and just voted into my third term.

    By profession, I’m a respiratory therapist. I have served on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Society for Respiratory Care and as vice president for that Society. I have also been their Political Action Contact Team representative for 15 years.
    For the last 4 years, I’ve been going to Phoenix during sessions of the legislature advocating for public education and Healthcare issues. For the last 15 years, I have been going to Washington DC advocating for education and Healthcare.

    I’ve organized and put on two political debates about education in congressional district 2.

    I’m very proud of the fact that I have worked with not only Democrats but also Republicans getting bills killed that were no good and getting good bills passed. One, SB 1037, I even helped write with the help of Senator Farley and Senator Sylvia Allen.

    Now I am a candidate for Senate in LD 9.”

    He will face opposition from former 2 term House Rep. member Victoria Steele.

    Stay tuned for more info on Jim.


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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. Jim Love spoke today and said that “education is critical” in Arizona, after 17 years on the Flowing Wells School Board. His top priorities are 1) supporting teachers 2) address discrepancies of public vs. charter schools 3) increase funding for special education. Questions from audience were disparity between salaries of public and charter school teachers; accountability of charter schools; curriculum in sex education re: LGBTQ students; difference with his State Senate opponent; support for Prop. 301; support for ERA; health care policy issues; environmental pollution reL elerly; whether he is running with Clean Elections funding (yes).

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