PCRP Chair Bill Beard & PCDP Chair Cheryl Cage interviewed on “Zona Politics”


Tucson Weekly Senior writer & host of “Zona Politics” Jim Nintzel  interviewed newly elected Chairs of Pima County Republican Party – Bill Beard, and Pima County Democratic Party – Cheryl Cage.   This half hour show will air tomorrow Jan. 18, 2015  at 9:30 a.m. on KGUN Channel 9.

Republican Bill Beard
Republican Bill Beard
Democrat Cheryl Cage
Democrat Cheryl Cage







Sneak preview here:


Jim Nintzel started this show in October, 2014 and since then has interviewed a number of politicians, former politicians, chairs of political parties, business people and activists,  including:

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Democrat

State Senator Steve Farley (LD 9), Democrat

State House Rep. Bruce Wheeler (LD10) Democrat

former Chairs of Pima County Democratic Party – attorney Jeff Rogers and Dr. Don Jorgensen

PCDP Latino Caucus Chair Vince Rabago, Democrat

former LD 30 State Senator Jonathan Paton, Republican

Bruce Ash, Republican National Committeeman

Ann Eve Pedersen, Pres. of Arizona Education Network

Lea Marquez Peterson, CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Rodd McLeod, Democratic Party strategist

former Ward 5 Council candidate Shaun McClusky, Republican Party strategist

former Ward 2 Councilwoman Carol West, Independent

I have been listing these weekly shows and posting the videos on our Blog for Arizona Calendar.  Stay tuned for future Sunday TV showings of “Zona Politics”.





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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).