U. S. Senate candidate forum (CANCELLED)

    October 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center
    1520 S Longmore
    Mesa, AZ 85202

    U.S. Senate Candidate Forum hosted by League of Women Voters. Live at Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ. Televised in Tucson on KOLD and KMSB.

    Senior U.S. Senator John McCain, a Republican,  is seeking re-election to his 6th term. His Democratic challenger is CD 1 Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, who served 2 terms in Congress.

    McCain also ran for U.S. President twice in 2000 and 2008, becoming the Republican Party nominee in 2008, losing to current U.S. President Barack Obama.

    U. S. Congressmember Ann Kirkpatrick
    U. S. Congressmember Ann Kirkpatrick
    U. S. Senator John McCain
    U. S. Senator John McCain


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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. MEDIA RELEASE – September 20, 2016
      To All Arizona Voters:
      The League of Women Voters of Arizona’s U.S. Senate Candidate Forum scheduled for October 10, 2016 has been canceled. We regret any inconvenience and we further regret that you will be unable to obtain the invaluable information we had hoped you would obtain from this Forum. We believe the Forum would have aided you in making your voting decisions in this race in November general election. We would like to thank all who were involved in the planning of the Forum, including CBS, and its affiliates, KTAR and Skyview Sat, and Mesa Community College. The League of Women Voters of Arizona encourages all citizens to become informed and vote.
      Shirley Sandelands, President LWVAZ, shirsande@gmail.com or info@lwvaz.com, 520-465-1785
      Anna Dolak, Voter Service Director, adolak@q.com

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