PCDP Chair Dr. Jo Holt – Electing Democrats and Looking forward to the General Election at DGT

    August 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Dragon's View restaurant
    400 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    Pima County Democratic Party Chair Jo Holt will be speaking on “Electing Democrats and Looking forward to the General Election”.  The Arizona primary is on August 28, 2018 so don’t forget to vote.

    Dr. Jo Holt, Chair of PCDP

    “Jo was born in Houston, TX and grew up in a rural community south of Houston. She is a mom, a former caregiver, a lifelong Democrat, and had a rewarding career as a research scientist.

    Her career in scientific research brought her to Tucson, via Texas A&M University (Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 1975) and Colorado State University (PhD in Biochemistry in 1982). She spent about a decade conducting research in molecular biophysics at the UofA (1983-1992), and the following 15 years at Washington Univ. School of Medicine (St. Louis).
    She retired in 2006 in order to care for her husband, who passed away seven years ago from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

    Dr. Holt ran for the AZ State Senate in 2012 and 2014 in Legislative District 11, and served for a group of very dedicated PC’s as their LD11 District Chair.

    She was then elected Chair of the County Party in November 2015 and again in January 2017.”

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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).



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