Meet Green Party U.S. Presidential candidate Dr. Kent Mesplay

    March 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Joel D Valdez Library
    101 N Stone Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    Green Party of Arizona hosting U.S. Presidential candidate Dr. Kent Mesplay. He’s on the Green Party ballot for the Arizona PPE on March 22. Early voting via mailed ballots has begun.

    On March 10, he is also speaking at La Indita restaurant, 622 N.4th Ave. at 11 to 1:30 p.m.

    “Green Party presidential candidate Kent Mesplay is a retired air quality inspector and emergency shelter manager from Encinitas, California, with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.  Kent has been a member of the Green Party since 1995, and served as a California delegate to the Green Party-US National Committee from 2004 to 2015.  He is of Blackfoot ancestry.  Kent previously sought the Green Party presidential nomination in 2004, 2008, and 2012.  Dr. Mesplay stated, “I’m seeking the Green Party presidential nomination to help with Native American pride, protect Indigenous rights, get the treaties supported, and to grow the Green Party.  I urge Arizonans to grow more of their own food, and enact local solutions for survival and sustainability.”

    Kent Mesplay
    Dr. Kent Mesplay

    There are 1,350 Green Party registered voters in Pima County.

    Mesplay Presidential Candidate Event Flyer-page-001


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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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