Secretary of State candidate Mark Robert Gordon campaign kickoff in Tucson

    March 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Arizona History Museum
    949 E 2nd St
    Tucson, AZ 85719

    “Congressman Raúl Grijalva, former Congressman Ron Barber, Supervisor Richard Elias, House Minority Whip Charlene Fernandez, State Rep. Gerae Peten, former State Rep. Stefanie Mach, City Council Member Shirley Scott, Pima County Schools Superintendent Dustin Williams, TUSD Board Member Adelita Grijalva, former TUSD Board Member Cam Juarez & More
    Invite You To
    The Tucson Kickoff for Mark Robert Gordon for Secretary of State!
    Join us to celebrate Southern Arizona’s role in building a strong statewide campaign. Show your support and help elect MARK ROBERT GORDON, a 26 year-veteran voting rights watchdog and federal election protection attorney, as Arizona’s new Secretary of State–the state’s chief elections official.”

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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).


    1. Mark Gordon voluntarily withdrew his candidacy today per Sec. of State’s office. He was a candidate for Secretary of State, so that leaves only 2 Dems in the race: Katie Hobbs and Leslie Pico.

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