Two candidates are vying for the open Ward 3 seat on the Tucson City Council. Democrat Paul Durham is a retired attorney and prevailed in the August Democratic primary over Felicia Chew and Tom Tronsdal. He will face off with Independent (former Republican) Gary Watson, Captain of a Northwest fire station. There is no Republican or Green Party candidate in this Ward 3 race.
Both candidates were in a KVOI radio forum today, moderated by host Bill Buckmaster on 1030 AM on the dial. Listen to the forum (click on link below), where they addressed their one big issue facing the City, the economy, education, renewal energy & solar, police & firefighter funding, “bump stock” rifle banning, Prop. 204 Strong Start Tucson, Propositions for Reid Park Zoo, their choice/vote for US President in Nov. 2016, listening to other opinions, plus closing statements.
Ward 3 Councilmember Karin Uhlich is retiring after 3 terms (12 years) on the City Council. She said at a SAAF (Southern Arizona Aids Foundation) farewell party last week to “vote for Paul.” Karin endorsed Felicia in the primary.
Campaign websites :
Paul Durham: https://www.paulforprogress.com/
Gary Watson: https://www.watson4citycouncil.com/
Tonight there is a League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson forum for all the City Council candidates running in Wards 3, 5, and 6 at the YWCA of Southern Arizona, 525 N. Bonita Ave., starting at 6 p.m.
Mail-in ballots also go out today and early voting has begun . Vote wisely on or before 11/7/17.