Chair of AZ Independent Redistricting Commission to speak at LWVGT meeting

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    When:
    March 21, 2015 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
    2015-03-21T09:30:00-07:00
    2015-03-21T12:00:00-07:00
    Where:
    Joel D. Valdez Main library
    101 North Stone Avenue
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    USA
    Cost:
    Free

     

    lwv_logoRedistricting. Colleen Mathis, chair, AZ Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC), will address the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson on “Update on Independent Redistricting” Sat., March 21 at 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The free public meeting will be held at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, downtown Tucson.  The Meet and Greet will be held at 9:30 a.m.  

    Mathis will discuss the commission background and give an update on the status of three pending court cases.  The IRC mission is to redraw Arizona’s congressional and legislative districts to reflect the results of the most current census.  The commission is made up of two Republicans and two Democrats and an independent.  Mathis, a registered Pima County independent, was chosen as IRC chair by the four appointed commissioners.  There is free parking in the Library Underground Garage, off Alameda Street.


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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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