Reception to benefit Arizona Democratic Party



    “Karen and George Gresham invite you to a special evening with Dr. David Garcia, Arizona Senate Minority Leader Kate Hobbs and Phoenix City Councilman Daniel Valenzuela.

    Please join these elected officials and more as they update you on the current state of Politics and Legislation in Arizona and plans for 2018.

    Suggested contributions are $100 to be a co-host, $50 for guests and $25 for Teachers/Students. Contributions can be made at:

    To RSVP or with questions please email Linda Prado at”

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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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