After spending his life working to preserve Tucson and Pima County’s Environment, Kevin Dahl would like to take his leadership and public service experience to the Tucson City Council as the next council member from Ward Three.
Wanting to “ensure our city remains a vibrant, healthy, and safe community for everyone to call home,” Mr. Dahl, a husband and a father of one son, wants to bring a consensus-building approach to the Council and work on:
- Protecting the Sonoran Desert.
- Keeping Tucson healthy.
- Expanding and improving Tucson Public Safety and Services.
- Preserving the water supply.
Pima County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bronson, a supporter of Mr. Dahl’s candidacy for the Tucson City Council stated:
“This is a critical time to address issues of water quality and security and climate resiliency. Kevin will make these a top priority while focusing on equity in City services for those most at risk.”
Congressional District Four Representative Raul Grijalva, another Dahl supporter, relayed:
“Kevin has had a strong career as an advocate for the environment – from helping to usher in Pima County’s award-winning Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan, protecting the Grand Canyon from uranium mining, or leading a decade-long effort to expand Saguaro National Park. I have no hesitation in endorsing Kevin Dahl in his bid to represent Ward 3 on Tucson’s City Council.”
Mr. Dahl graciously took the time to discuss his candidacy for Ward Three of the Tucson City Council.
The questions and his responses are below.
1) Please tell the readers two reasons you would like to serve on the Tucson City Council.
- “I was recruited by residents who wanted me to act on climate change. I want Tucson to be a leader on this. Climate change is hard to deal with. We have to transition from fossil fuel use that produces climate change and at the same time help the most vulnerable adapt like helping get them affordable housing with air conditioning.”
- “I have called Tucson my home for 38 years. My wife and I have been involved in our neighborhood, local non-profits, and volunteering for campaigns. I see serving on the City Council as an extension of my community engagement.”
2) Please tell the readers two qualifications you have for serving on the Tucson City Council.
- “I have leadership experience from serving as the Executive Director of two not-for-profits: Native Seed/SEARCH (a regional conservation group which preserves the genetic makeup of crops) and the Tucson Audubon Society. I am also the Arizona Senior Program Manager at the National Parks Association.”
- “I am successful at and like bringing people together by building coalitions and getting consensus. We need that in government to be able to accomplish measures.”
3) What are at least three issues you would like to work on if elected to the Tucson City Council?
- “Protect and preserve the Sonoran Desert by tackling climate change and protecting the area for future generations.
- Enhance public services and public safety like more neighborhood parks and community policing.
- Ensure a safe and secure water supply for future generations.”
4) Is there anything not covered in the first three questions that you would like the readers to know? Please explain.
“I am a lifelong Democrat, an elected Precinct Committeeperson, and active in many local issues. I am supported by many Democrats such as Representative Raul Grijalva, State Senator Kirsten Engel, and Pima County Board Chairperson Sharon Bronson.”
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