TUSD Governing Bd. candidate forum



    The Casa Maria Voter Project, a project of Casa Maria Catholic Worker House, will be hosting a TUSD Candidate Forum.

    When: Thursday, October 13 from 5:30-7pm
    Where: Capilla de Guadalupe, 401 E 31st Street, Tucson

    “The forum is presented for South Tucson residents to learn about each of the candidates. The Casa Maria Voter Project team will provide child care, English/Spanish translation, and dinner following the forum (dinner will be served approximately from 6:30-7pm).

    Questions will reflect issues of concern identified from families in South Tucson. ”

    Who’s running (7 candidates for 3 seats):

    Who’s running for TUSD Governing Board in 2016?

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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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