Sierra Yamanaka, Arizona National Committeewoman on DNC Update at DGT

    September 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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    Sierra Yamanaka

    Sierra is an Arizona National Committeewoman for the DNC, Democratic National Committee. She is also the Former Deputy Field Director at Arizona Democratic Party.

    Sierra Yamanaka is a campaign veteran who recently worked for the Arizona Democratic Party as Deputy Field Director, electing Kyrsten Sinema to the U.S. Senate and other Democrats up and down the ballot. She got her start as an intern in 2014, and quickly worked her way up to management positions in each of the last three campaign cycles. She has also served as Recording Secretary of the
    Pima County Democratic Party and as President of the Young Democrats of Arizona. A native of Tucson, Sierra graduated of the University of Arizona Honors College where she received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Spanish and a certificate in Civic Leadership. Earlier in the year, Sierra served as campaign manager for Nikki Lee, who is running for the Tucson City Council in Ward 4. Now she is the Arizona Director for E Street Group, helping Democrats get elected to crucial offices at the state and local level. In January, Sierra was elected as Arizona’s National Committeewoman on the Democratic National Committee, the first Asian-American from Arizona to serve on the DNC.
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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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