Meet Tom Chabin & Bill Mundell, Democratic candidates for AZ Corporation Commission

    April 3, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Private residence of Cheryl Cage
    2901 E 2nd St
    Tucson, AZ 85716


    Cheryl Cage is a former Chair of the Pima County Democratic Party (2015).

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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).


    1. Both Tom and Bill spoke about their past legislative experiences in the AZ House, and about the difficulty of running a statewide race. 3 incumbents are up on the current AZ Corporation Commission, and Tom & Bill are running as a Dem team. They spoke about the problems of “dark money” financing the campaigns against Kennedy and Holway in the last race. They also mentioned the current conflict of interests with Commissioern Andy Tobin, recently appointed by Gov. Ducey, after Susan Bitter Smith resigned. Both candidates are running as under Clean Elections guidelines. Apparently Commissioner Bob Burns is more of an Independent thinker than a staunch Republican.


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