Tucson Budget Town Hall

    April 8, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    University of Arizona Modern Languages Bldg.
    1423 E University Blvd
    Tucson, AZ 85719

    “Democrats will be travelling across the state and holding town halls on community budget priorities. Democrats want to ensure that your voices are heard. We’ve worked with the community to create policies that reflect our shared values. We will continue to do this through the upcoming budget process. Democrats are looking forward to discussing our shared budget priorities with you at our budget town halls. Join the conversation using the hashtag #BeHeard


    Specific location at UA – Modern Lang. Bldg. room 350. (ground floor).

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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).


    1. This event started at 1 p.m. though the flyer said 12:30 p.m. Attending were LD 9 House Rep. Pam Powers Hannley, LD 26 House Rep. Isela Blanc, LD 29 Senator Martin Quezada, LD 2 Senator Andrea Dalessandro, LD 27 House Rep. Winona Begally, LD 10 House Rep. Kirsten Engel, LD 10 Senator David Bradley, LD 9 House Rep. Randy Friese, who gave an overview of the 2017 and 2018 budgets. However due to the late start, we had to leave so I’ll leave the rest of the budget unreported. About 50 people in attendance at ML 350.

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