Victoria’s Victory Party

    November 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Viscount Suite Hotel
    4825 E Broadway Blvd
    Tucson, AZ 85711
    “No matter what the outcome, we are all winners!”
    Carolyn’s note: Victoria Steele (former 2 term House member) ran for State Senate in LD 9.  Her opponent is Republican political newcomer Randall Fleenor, husband of Debi Campos-
    Fleenor who ran for TUSD Bd. in Nov. 2014 (and came in 5th in 9 way race).
    Victoria won the General Election, 45,067 to Fleenor’s 28,049. Congratulations.
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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. New tally from yesterday’s counting of votes by Pima County Elections:

      Victoria Steele 49,122
      Randall Fleenor 29,204

      Her victory party is tonight!

    2. Congratulations to Senator-elect Victoria Steele for her big win over Randall Fleenor, 38,297 to 22,008. She served 2 terms in AZ House, then lost bid for CD 2 in the Dem Primary to Dr. Matt Heinz in August, 2016. But she’s back…and ready to celebrate on Friday night with her supporters. We met her son and his husband tonight at the PCDP Watch Party.

      Updated vote tally: Victoria Steele 45,067; Randall Fleenor 28,049.


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