Former State House Rep. Demion Clinco appointed to PCC Governing Board District 2 seat


Press release from Pima County School Superintendent:


Dr.Linda Arzoumanian, the Pima County School Superintendent,  announces that she has selected Demion Clinco to fill the District 2 vacancy on the Pima Community College Board of Governors left by David Longoria’s resignation on October 19, 2015. State law requires that the Pima County School Superintendent fill any vacancy on the board of Pima Community College (PCC).
Demion Clinco is currently President and Executive Director of the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation. He previously served as a member of the Arizona State House of Representatives for Legislative District 2.
The Community Advisory Committee was impressed with Mr. Clinco’s knowledge of Pima Community College’s financial background, his desire to be directly involved in working with the students and his wish to continue developing transparency about PCC with the community. A goal Mr. Clinco expressed in his interview was the need to continue developing systems that will help PCC move away from being “on notice” from the Higher Learning Commission. 
Dr. Arzoumanian believes that his experience working with legislative and state Leadership will be an asset to the College’s mission.  She would also like to take the opportunity to sincerely thank the members of the Committee for spending time vetting the candidates and providing her with feedback on each of them.
Mr. Clinco will begin his service to District 2 upon taking the oath of office.  He will serve on the Board through December 31, 2016. The District 2 Board Seat will be on the November 2016 General Election ballot for a regular, six-year term.

For Immediate ReleaseContact:
Ricky Hernández
(520) 724-8451

Carolyn’s note:  Demion Clinco was appointed to a LD 2 House seat in Feb. 2014  by the Pima County Bd. of Supervisors,  and lost his seat in the Nov. 2014 general election.  He will be up for election on this PCC Governing Board in Nov. 2016, for a 6 year term.

The other 3 applications for this position were retired TUSD school principal & former PCC Governing Bd. member (twice) Georgia Brousseau, former TUSD Governing Bd. member Miguel Cuevas, and Desert View High School teacher  Rene Teyechea.  

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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).