Supervisor Ramon Valadez’s Town Hall

    January 12, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Eckstrom-Columbus branch library
    4350 East 22nd Street
    Tucson, AZ 85711


    District 2 Supervisor Ramon Valadez was appointed to his seat in September 2003, won election in  2004, 2008, 2012.  From his webpage: “Earlier that year in January 2003, after having been reelected to the Arizona State Senate from Legislative District 29, he chose to serve as a Senior Staff Member in Southern Arizona for Governor Janet Napolitano. In 2000, Ramón was elected to the Arizona State Senate from Legislative District 10 after having served in the Arizona State House of Representatives since he was first elected in 1996″. 

    He can be reached at 520-724-8126,

     (520) 724-8126 (520) 724-8126

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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. About 20 people at tonight’s town hall to hear from Supervisor Valadez (first appointed to this position in Sept. 2003). He spoke for about an hour about various issues affecting Pima County – economic development, aerospace defense industry, tourism promotion (i.e Visit Tucson), proposed 2nd runway at TIA, transportation (the potholes), increasing sales taxes or gasoline taxes, etc. Questions from the audience were about transportation funding, unincorporated areas of the county, taxing districts, debt service, developer Joseph Cesare, Higher Ground program at Wakefield MS, anti-smoking policy employee proposal. Valadez also asked about how best to reach his District 2 constituents, esp. for input about whether a bond election is needed for 2015.


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