LD 9 State Senator Steve Farley’s “exciting announcement” for Governor

LD 9 State Senator Steve Farley

“Save the date! June 5. Come join us and several very special guests to hear an exciting announcement from Senator Steve Farley. Come join us for refreshments and to hear Steve and special guests speak about the future of Arizona!”

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., at Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm  St. in Tucson. Event from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

RSVP via FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/250667338670455/

Carolyn’s note:  Steve has been in the State Senator in LD 9 since elected in Nov. 2012, and prior to that in the State House since Nov. 2006.  He is a Tucson graphic artist and also previously ran unsuccessfully for Tucson City Council.  He will be challenged by ASU Professor Dr. David Garcia (and others?)  in the Dem. primary for Governor of Arizona in August, 2018.  Incumbent one-term Governor Doug Ducey, a Republican, was elected in Nov. 2014, and was the Arizona State Treasurer for one term prior to that.

“Steve Farley is a 53-year-old small-business owner and father of Amelia, 21, and Genevieve, 17. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College (Mass.) in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He was elected to represent the citizens of District 9 as State Senator in 2012. He was first elected to the Arizona Legislature as State Representative from District 28 in November 2006, eventually rising to become House Assistant Minority Leader. He now serves as Senate Assistant Minority Leader and the Ranking Democrat on the Finance Committee, as well as Member of the Appropriations, Financial Institutions, and Ethics Committees.”

More on Steve Farley: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Farley, www.friendsofarley.com.

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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 Tucsoncitizen.com 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, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


  1. Censored — I guess you mean “excited” about Farley and yes, probably Latino/Hispanic voters may rally behind Gubernatorial candidate Dr. David Garcia of ASU. Let’s wait & see who else puts a bid in for Governor for the Democratic primary.

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