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Arizona AFL-CIO & PALF endorsements (So. AZ) for 2018 Primary

“Announcing Arizona AFL-CIO and Pima Area Labor Federation candidate endorsements:


Legislative District 2:
Senate: Andrea Dalessandro
House: Rosanna Gabaldon
House: Daniel Hernandez

Legislative District 3:
Senate: Sally Ann Gonzales
Senate: Betty Villegas
House: Andres Cano
House: Olivia Cajero-Bedford

Legislative District 4:
Senate: Lisa Otondo
House: Charlene Fernandez
House: Gerae Peten

Legislative District 8
Senate: Sharon Girard

Legislative District 9:
Senate: Victoria Steele
House: Randy Friese
House: Pamela Powers-Hannley

Legislative District 10:
Senate: David Bradley
House: Kirsten Engel

Legislative District 11:
Senate: Ralph Atchue
House: Holly Lyon

Legislative District 14:
Senate: Mendy Gomez
House: Bob Karp

Governor: David Garcia
Secretary of State: Katie Hobbs
Attorney General: January Contreras
Super of Public Instruction: David Schapira

U.S. Senate: Kyrsten Sinema
Congressional District 1: Tom O’Halleran
Congressional District 2: Ann Kirkpatrick
Congressional District 3: Raul Grijalva”

From PALF’s July 9 posting on FB: https://www.facebook.com/PALFAZ/

Vote wisely on or before 8/28/18.

Summary of endorsements for TUSD Governing Bd. race – General Election 2016 (updated)

This is a hotly contested race of 7 people running for 3 unpaid seats on the TUSD Governing Board.  There are lots of yellow signs around town, near the public schools about this campaign and the candidates. Incumbents Prof. Mark Stegeman (2 terms), Kristel Foster (1 term), Cam Juarez (1 term) are seeking re-election.

Wrap up of some endorsements for the General Election, 2016 (in reverse alphabetical order):

Mark Stegeman – TUSD Kids First, Southern Arizona News Examiner

Rachael Sedgwick –

Brett Rustand – TUSD Kids First, Southern Arizona News Examiner, Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce

Lori Riegel  – Arizona Federation of Teachers

Betts Putnam Hidalgo – TUSD Kids First, Three Sonorans, Tucson Weekly, David Safier of Tucson Weekly, Arizona Federation of Teachers, Planned Parenthood

Cam Juarez – Tucson Education Assn., Tucson Weekly, David Safier of Tucson Weekly, Planned Parenthood, Arizona Education Assn. , Pima Area Labor Federation

Kristel Foster – Tucson Education Assn., Tucson Weekly, Arizona List, David Safier of Tucson Weekly, Planned Parenthood, Arizona Education Assn., Pima Area Labor Federation

Go to the candidates’ campaign websites or FB pages to learn more, see other endorsements. This is not a comprehensive list.  Arizona Daily Star did not endorse any candidates (so far).  They did endorse Betts Putnam-Hidalgo in 2014.

Previous post of who’s running: https://blogforarizona.net/whos-running-for-tusd-governing-board-in-2016/

Vote wisely on or before Nov. 8, 2016.


Tucson Weekly’s additional endorsements for General Election 2016

Last week the Tucson Weekly newspaper published their endorsements for various offices (Corporation Commission, Pima County, TUSD)  and Propositions 205 and 206: https://blogforarizona.net/tucson-weeklys-endorsements-for-general-election-2016/

Here’s their Part 2 of endorsements for the General Election on Nov. 8, 2016 on pages 4 and 6 of today’s print edition:


U.S. Senate: Ann Kirkpatrick (D)

Congressional District 1: Tom O’Halleran (D)

Congressional District 2: Dr. Matt Heinz (D)

LD 2 Senate: Andrea Dalessandro (D), incumbent

LD 2 House:  Chris  Ackerley (R) incumbent and Rosanna Gabaldon (D), incumbent

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Tucson Weekly’s endorsements for General Election 2016


Been waiting to see whom the Tucson Weekly’s editorial board would endorse for the upcoming General Election of 2016.  They say  “Hell yes!” on both propositions 205 and 206, and endorsed the following candidates:

Pima County Supervisor D 1 :  Brian Bickel (D)

Pima County Supervisor D 3: Sharon Bronson (D), incumbent

Pima County Sheriff:  Mark Napier (R)

Pima County Assessor Bill Staples (D), incumbent

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Arizona Daily Star endorsements for General Election 2016

Arizona Daily Star Editorial board issued their campaign endorsements, as early ballots go out this week.  These endorsements are in today’s print edition, pages A 8 and 9.

U.S. Senate:  Senator John McCain (R)


Congressional District 1 (open seat): Tom O’Halleran (D)


Congressional District 2: Congresswoman Martha McSally (R)


Legislative District 2:  Senator Andrea Dalessandro (D), Rep. Rosanna Gabaldon (D) , Rep. Chris Ackerley (R)


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AZ Daily Star endorses Romero, Cunningham, and Burkholder for Tucson City Council races

If you care about endorsements and haven’t decided whom to vote for yet in the upcoming Tucson City Council races in Wards 1, 2 and 4, here’s the list of recommendations from the Arizona Daily Star newspaper editorial board:

Ward 1: Democrat Regina Romero, 2 term incumbent over her Republican challenger:

Ward 1 Councilmember Regina Romero

Ward 1 Councilmember Regina Romero

http://tucson.com/news/opinion/regina-romero-represents-tucson-ward-well/article_4f4ef950-7f4b-57ef-b97d-d0344582dcec.html  (October 8, 2015 print edition, page A13)

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