Meet CD 1 House candidate Tom O’Halleran

    September 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    Oro Valley branch library
    1305 W Naranja Dr
    Tucson, AZ 85737
    Tom O'Halleran
    Tom O’Halleran

    Tom O’Halleran, Democratic Congressional Candidate District 1

    Meet Tom and hear about his run for Congress!

    Wednesday, September 7 @ 2:00pm

    Oro Valley Library – 1305 W. Naranja Drive, Oro Valley AZ, 85737

    Carolyn’s note:  Tom won the Dem primary in this race for CD1 House on August 30. His General election opponent is Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, a Republican. This is the open seat to be vacated by Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, who is running for U.S. Senate against senior Arizona Senator John McCain.  His campaign website:

    From wikipedia about O’Halleran: O’Halleran formerly served as a Republican in the Arizona State Legislature. He represented the 1st District in the Senate from 2007 to 2009, but was unseated by primary challenger Steve Pierce during the 2008 election cycle. Prior to that, he served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2001 through 2006. O’Halleran is a former Chicago, Illinois police officer. He resigned from the Republican Party in 2014.

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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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