Pima County Democratic Party General Election party



    “Join the Pima County Democratic Party for Election Night 2017!

    Join our Democratic candidates and supporters to watch the 2017 election returns.

    Councilman Richard Fimbres, Councilman Steve Kozachik, and Paul Durham will all be in attendance.

    Other notable attendees currently confirmed include Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Council Member Karin Uhlich, and representatives from Yes on Prop. 458.”

    Paul Durham
    Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres
    Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kozachik





    Paul Durham is being challenged by Independent Gary Watson; Richard Fimbres is running unopposed; Steve Kozachik is being challenged by Republican Mariano Rodriguez and Green Party candidate Mike Cease.




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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. Big victory party at Pima Dems for Paul Durham, Richard Fimbres and Steve Kozachik, all winners in their Ward races. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild spoke to welcome Paul to the Council. Steve Kozachik said he spent only $141 on the campaign, with $60 left for a victory party later at Ward 6 Council office. Richard Fimbres happy to be re-elected to his 3rd term. Election results here:


      Voter turnout was 31.66 percent. Lots of Democratic politicians and wannabees at this party tonight, plus reporters from AZ Daily Star, Tucson Weekly, Tucson Sentinel.


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