Tempe Councilmember David Schapira at DGT

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    When:
    July 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    2017-07-17T12:00:00-07:00
    2017-07-17T13:30:00-07:00
    Where:
    Dragon's View restaurant
    400 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    USA

    Tempe Councilmember David Schapira has announced his candidacy against AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, a Republican.

    David Schapira, Tempe Councilmember

    “David Schapira was elected to the Tempe City Council in August 2014.

    The Schapira family came to Arizona in 1944. David was born in west Mesa and first moved to Tempe in 1984. David and his wife, Rosemary, a Tempe educator, live in central Tempe where they are raising their two young daughters, Elliot and Sydney.

    David has dedicated his life to improving his community. In high school, he was a leader in the Kiwanis youth group, Key Club. David, a cancer survivor, has also volunteered with the American Cancer Society. He is on the board of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society and is also active with various other non-profits and service initiatives.

    Professionally, he has worked as a high school teacher, a school administrator, an ASU instructor and a small-business owner. Currently, David serves as the Assistant Superintendent of the East Valley Institute of Technology, a public school district that offers high quality career and technical education to students across the East Valley.

    Public service has also been a significant part of David’s life. In 2006, he was first elected to represent Tempe in the Arizona House of Representatives. After four productive years in the House, he was elected to the Senate and selected by his peers to serve as Arizona’s Senate Minority Leader. Most recently, David was a member of the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board.”

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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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