Hopefully all candidates will attend this League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson (LWVGT) candidate forum. The forum will be moderated by former LWVGT President Shirley Sandelands. Members of the audience will be able to submit questions in writing. Index cards will be made available for questions.
Ward 3 (open seat)
Paul Durham (D)
Gary Watson (I)
Ward 5 (unopposed)
Richard Fimbres (D), incumbent – 2 terms
Mike Cease (G)
Steve Kozachik (D), incumbent – 2 terms
Mariano Rodriguez (R)
Also this week on October 11: Both Ward 3 candidates will be hosted on the Bill Buckmaster radio show (1030 AM on the dial) at 12:30 p.m., www.buckmastershow.com.
AZPM Channel 6 Metro Week will be hosting the City Council candidates on Friday the 13th of October, 6:30 p.m., or online at ww.azpm.org.
Also on this General Election ballot are five propositions:
Prop. 202 and 203 on Reid Park Zoo authorization & implementation of increase in sales tax
Prop. 204 Strong Start Tucson (early childhood education), also a proposed sales tax increase
Prop. 406 Increase in salaries for Mayor (to $69,300/year) and Councilmembers (to $39,300/year)
Prop. 458 Bonds for TUSD (Tucson Unified School District)
Early ballots go out on October 11, 2017, so vote wisely on or before Nov. 7, 2017.