Mayor Jonathan Rothschild delivered his annual State of the City address at today’s luncheon hosted by the Tucson Metro, at the Tucson Convention Center. The Mayor has announced that he will not seek his third four-year term, so this will be an open seat for the November General Election, 2019.
Full text of his speech here, entitled “Moving Tucson Forward” :
Mayor Rothschild is a Democrat, first elected in 2011, re-elected in 2015. In his first race he defeated Write-in Republican contender Rick Grinnell and Green Party candidate Mary DeCamp. He ran unopposed in his 2nd bid.
Four Democrats, two Republicans, and two Independents (so far)are listed on the City of Tucson Election Department’s page as having filed to run for this office. Primary election deadline for nomination signatures, as well as signatures for the General (for Independent/NPP candidates) is May 29, 2019. Stay tuned to see who ends up running for Mayor of the City of Tucson.
Also up this year are Council seats in Ward 1, 2 and 4 in the City of Tucson.