Kyrsten Sinema U. S. Senate candidate CD 9 Congresswoman at DGT

    April 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Dragon's View restaurant
    400 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    CD 9 Congresswoman Krysten Sinema

    “Kyrsten Lea Sinema is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Arizona’s 9th congressional district, first elected in 2012. A member of the Democratic Party, prior to entering Congress she served in both chambers of theState Legislature, being elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2004 and the Arizona Senate in 2010.”

    So far, this is a two way Dem primary for the nomination to the U. S. Senate seat to be vacated by Senator Jeff Flake.  Immigration Attorney Deebra Abboud is also running.

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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. Overflow crowd today to hear 3 term CD 9 Rep. Sinema speak, about this upcoming “energized” election, a “must-win U.S. Senate seat”, the economy & jobs, veterans, health care. She said that public education was the key to her success from homelessness & poverty to US Congress, and now a run for U.S. Senate in AZ. She served 7 years in AZ House & Senate and said that her success was walking the districts 3 x, truly grass roots campaigning. She also emphasized working across the aisles with Republicans, being independent in her votes. Questions from audience were about which bills re: gun control did she support; how fix education funding/Prop. 123; support for DACA recipients for full citizenship; support ICE re: immigrant detention; regret any votes which were disappointment to Dem voters; position on climate change/the environment; support balanced budget amendment; will she be accessible to constituents; sign on to Operation Habooob’s People Agenda of YWCA; influence to save public education/teachers leaving state; support for resolution in favor of Citizen’s Climate Lobby; how assist coordinated campaign of AZ Dem party; and position on trade war. Attending today: candidates JP Martin for LD 9 House, atty. Yahya Yuksel for CD 2; Mark Manoil for State Treasurer, Alma Hernandez for LD 3 House.


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