Special Election results for Prop. 412/TEP franchise agreement
City of Tucson Elections Dept. has posted the special election results for today, May 16 on Prop. 412 re: TEP franchise agreement and surcharges:
Yes 28,084 45%
No 34,612 55%
So this proposition has been defeated, unless there are a large # of provisional ballots yet to be counted, which may have been dropped off today.
Voter turnout was 21.69%.
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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).
Final official results, with voter turnout at 23.75%
No 38,486 56%
Yes 30,175 44%
I am happy to hear that it has been defeated. I want Tucson to replace TEP with a community-owned and operated electric power cooperative that will be far more motivated to convert to solar and wind energy as soon as possible, while providing more alternative energy jobs, and costing us far less in the long run.
This is great news. There were so many views and logical arguments against this proposition that were expressed by so many people. Thanks to many, from Michael Bryan, to Ojas Sanghi, to Steve Kozachik, Judith Anderson and so many more.
Yes, Russell, there were so many climate activist guest opinions against Prop 412 in the AZ Daily Star. I counted 14, with only 5 for Prop 412. Not surprising it went down.
Good. Do better by Tucson’s rate payers and maybe we’ll pass it.
Not surprising outcome considering the # of guest opinions in the Az Daily Star against it. I counted 14, including Ward 6 Councilman Steve K and Ward 1 Council candidate Miguel Ortega, plus numerous letters from voters. And only 5 guest opinions in favor.