Supervisor Ally Miller’s Town Hall

    October 6, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Kirk-Bear Canyon Branch Library
    8959 East Tanque Verde Road
    Tucson, AZ 85749

    Supervisor Ally Miller represents District 1 and is in her first term, elected in Nov. 2012.  Website:

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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. 15 people at this town hall to hear Supervisor Miller talk about District 1, an overview, core services, her duties, highlights of her first 2 years: transparency, road repair priorities, opposition to state gas increase, rezoning projects. Questions from the audience were about Prop. 415 regarding Pima Animal Care Center, increases in property taxes, job loss in the county, bleak road conditions & HURF funds, feral cat “catch & release” program, new County courthouse being over budgeted, higher property assessments, lawsuit against Raytheon.
      Supervisor Miller emphasized the need to get involved with the political process, speaking at the Board’s Call to the Audience, voting.

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