PCDP Chair Don Jorgensen at DGT

    November 24, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Dragon's View restaurant
    400 North Bonita Avenue
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    $8.50 buffet includes tax/tip; $2.50 for drink only
    Andrea Kennedy
    Dr. Don Jorgensen
    Dr. Don Jorgensen

    Dr. DON JORGENSON, Pima County Democratic Party Chairman – “Democratic Wins and Losses in the General Election – What Happened??”

    DGT Board Nominations for 2015

    Donald G. Jorgensen, Ph.D., CEAP

     Donald G. Jorgensen, Ph.D., CEAP is the owner of Human Factor Consulting and Executive Consultant to the Jorgensen/Brooks Group of Tucson, Arizona. (USA). Dr. Jorgensen provides customized leadership development, conflict management and corporate training worldwide.

     Don’s known for his humor and a straight-forward style as an international speaker and consultant, and has been interviewed in the US, Europe and China on workplace alcohol & drug issues and crisis response.

     Don has established and consulted with national addiction treatment programs and Employee Assistance Programs for over 30 years. He has authored numerous articles and books used worldwide, covering such topics as Children of Alcoholics and Workplace Violence Prevention.  He has twice been named Arizona EAP Professional of the Year (the award has been renamed in his honor).

     Dr. Jorgensen is past president of the international Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Greater Tucson Leadership and the Rotary Club of Marana.

    Political Notes:

    ·         Chair, Pima County Democratic Party 2013 – present

    ·         LD 26 Chair, 2009-2011

    ·         Former candidate for Arizona House of Representatives, 2008

    ·         State Committee Member,  2006 – present

    ·         Precinct Committeeperson, 2006 – present

    ·         Helped pass first Arizona law to impact fetal alcohol syndrome

    ·         Graduate, Center for Progressive Leadership

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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. Chair Dr. Jorgensen spoke of the national “red tide” that swept across the country, though Pima County Dems voted at 55% (2nd highest in the state). He also spoke of the Dem loss in LD 2 House, the win in LD 9 House, the current situation in CD 2 (Congressman Barber filed a federal lawsuit to have more ballots counted). Jorgensen also stated that “paid media” triumphed over “earned media/journalist reports which accounted for the Republican wins statewide. Side note: DGT donated almost $2,000 to the Community Food Bank drive for Thanksgiving.

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