Tom Tronsdal, Ward 3 Council candidate at DGT

    Tom Tronsdal

    Tronsdal, owner of Canyon Fence Company, is making his first run for office. His press release when he announced on 1/5/17:

    “Today, I am pleased to announce my candidacy for Tucson City Council. As a council member, I will be a partner who will work hand-in-hand with the community in order to find effective solutions to the many challenges we face. Recently, Tucson has seen positive momentum under the leadership of the current City Council and outgoing Councilmember Karin Uhlich, but there is still much to do. We must continue to build on our economic growth, improve public safety, and ensure the concerns of our residents are heard, respected, and addressed. As a community volunteer, business owner, and long-time resident of the Ward, I am confident I can be an effective advocate for all of Ward 3 on the Tucson City Council.”

    Tom has called Tucson home for over three decades. He is a graduate of Salpointe Catholic High School and the University of Arizona. He then went on to earn a law degree from the University of Kansas before returning to Tucson and settling in Ward 3 in 2001.

    As a passionate community leader who is committed to improving the lives of Tucson residents, Tom dedicates extensive time to volunteerism and has served on multiple boards including the Prince Salvation Army, City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Commission, City of Tucson Small Business Commission, as well as his neighborhood association. In recognition for his service, Tom was recently awarded the Alumni Service Award for Outstanding Humanitarian Efforts from Salpointe High School.

    Inspired by his own son, Tom founded The Great Pumpkin Race, one of the largest 5k races in Tucson, which raises funds to support causes focused on neurological conditions. He currently serves on The Abbie School Board of Directors, Arizona Center for Autism Board of Directors, and the Arizona Hydrocephalus Association Board.

    Tom Tronsdal and his wife, Amanda, have been residents of Ward 3 for the past 15 years. Their son, Mac, is a 6th grader at The Abbie School. As the owner of the Canyon Fence Company, Tom employs 26 people serving Southern Arizona.

    Website in progress. Please visit Tronsdal for Ward 3 Tucson City Council on Facebook for campaign updates. @TomTronsdal

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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. Greetings Tom!

      Might you be available to attend a Keeling Neighborhood Association meeting so we can meet and discuss with you? KNA meets the 4th Monday every other month, our next meeting is Monday, July 24 at 7:00 pm at the Cornerstone Fellowship Social Hall on Laguna Street between Geronimo and Los Altos. Some key members will be out of town so perhaps we can schedule you for the following meeting Monday, September 25th at 7pm. We have already met one candidate already who attended our last meeting.

      Much thanks,
      Nancy Reid
      Keeling Neighborhood

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