UA Law Professor Kirsten Engel, candidate for LD 10 House, at DGT

    January 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Dragon's View restaurant
    400 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    $10 Chinese buffet cash, $12 credit/debit, $3.50 drink only
    UA Law Professor Kirsten Engel
    UA Law Professor Kirsten Engel

    Professor Engel will be running for House of Rep. in Arizona, in LD 10. There will be an open seat since Rep. Bruce Wheeler is retiring.

    “Kirsten Engel is the Charles E. Ares Professor of Law at the James E. Rogers College of Law where she teaches and researches in the areas of environmental and administrative law. The emphasis of her more recent scholarship is the response of state and local governments to climate change in the United States and especially the constitutional and economic impediments these governments face seeking to mitigate climate change in the absence of comprehensive federal climate change legislation.

    Engel is the co-author of an environmental law textbook, book chapters and articles. Her work appears in journals such as the UCLA Law Review Discourse, the Minnesota Law Review, and theEcology Law Quarterly.

    Prior to joining the law faculty at the University of Arizona, she held numerous permanent and temporary appointments within academia and in the public and nonprofit sectors, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Massachusetts’ Attorney General’s Office, and Harvard, Vanderbilt, and Tulane Law Schools.”

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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. Mrs. Engle –
      Thank you for running. I am putting a check in the mail today . I agree with everything you stand for so far.

    2. Professor Engel spoke today at DGT and said that on MLK Day “we still have a long way to go for racial equality in America”, that Arizona State Legislature has been “hijacked”by the Republicans, that her 3 top priorities if she wins are 1) Education (K -12 , plus higher ed), 2) Economy (better paying jobs, good schools, trained work force), 3) environment, esp. water issues being as she is an environmental lawyer/professor. She & family moved here 10 years ago from Chicago via Boston, and is against Prop. 123 as “stealing from children’s future.” Questions from audience were about her stand on criminal justice &private prisons, the gas tax, student vouchers for charter schools, desalination plants, Prop. 123 litigation, a state bank, and proposed Rosemont Mine. Her campaign kick off is Friday Jan. 22 (see Calendar).

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