TUSD School Board Candidates’ Forum

    September 29, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Palo Verde High School auditorium
    1302 S. Avenida Vega
    Georgia Brousseau


    Sponsored by Dietz Neighborhood Association and retired educators from all political partiies.  All 9 candidates have been invited to this nonpartisan forum.

    Sunnyside Governing Bd. member Daniel Hernandez Jr. will be the moderator of this forum.  He was then an intern who assisted in Congresswoman Gabby Gifford’s rescue on Jan. 8, 2011, after she was shot at the NW Safeway store.

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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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