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Radio talk show host John C. Scott about Local Politics on KVOI 1030 AM “The Voice”

Long time radio political talk show host John C. Scott is back.  He’s now broadcasting on KVOI 1030 AM on the dial, on Saturdays from 4 to 6 p.m. This past Saturday, April 14 he interviewed our own Blog for Arizona blogger attorney/journalist Larry Bodine. Listen to that show here.


“My first hour guests included Michelle Urbina, program coordinator at the UWTSA , Jeff Rogers, Tucson Attorney / Contributor, Larry Bodine, Journalist – Blog for Arizona”
His previous shows are archived now online at his website:


John started re-broadcasting on April 7 at this new venue.  Prior to this he was online at Tucson Progressive Media for several months since Nov. 2017, and previously, on various other radio stations, which I have reported on in the past.

If you as a listener want to call in to the show, the phone# is 520-790-2440.

Good luck with your new show John and producer Matt Laos. John’s son Mark Ulm is also helping with the website.

Talk show host John C. Scott returns to the radio on KEVT

After a 7 month hiatus, Southern Arizona talk show host John C. Scott has returned to the radio today on KEVT, 1210 AM, advertising as “progressive voices” of Southern Arizona.  He defined progressive as “moving forward and onward”, talking about “progress through political reform”.  His show will be M to F, 3 to 5 p.m.

On his premier show today on KEVT he interviewed:

— Jim Small, reporter at Arizona Capitol Times (they discussed the Hillary vs. Donald campaign in Arizona, early voting, close races in the Arizona State House and Senate, Propositions 205 and 206, Hispanic voting power).

— Dr. Matt Heinz, candidate in CD 2 House (talked about his opponent freshman Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally, the Affordable Care Act, Planned Parenthood, etc.)

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Dr. Jo Holt elected Chair of Pima County Democratic Party

Dr. Jo Holt, new Chair of Pima County Democratic Party

Dr. Jo Holt, new Chair of Pima County Democratic Party

Dr. Jo Holt who holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry was elected Chair of the Pima County Democratic Party today at the special election following resignation of former Chair Cheryl Cage in late September. The meeting of precinct committeepersons was held in the UA Social Sciences auditorium (1145 E. South Campus Drive)  this morning, with 139 Democrats voting.  Acting Chair Pat Burns welcomed everyone, then former PCDP Chair Jeff Rogers conducted the election.

Dr. Holt ran unsuccessfully twice for LD 11 State Senator (against Senator Al Melvin and Steve Smith, respectively in 2012 and 2014). She said that she had intended to run again for that same seat but stepped forward to lead the county party instead.

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Pima Dems elect Jorgensen, party slate by acclamation at reorg meeting

Jogenson007-sm72by Pamela Powers Hannley

The Pima County Democratic Party elected a slate of new officers— including Don Jorgensen as chair– by acclamation at Saturday's reorganization meeting. The whole election took about 30 minutes.

Although there were rumors about wild card candidates (from the business friendly Latinos who took over Legislative District 3) running against the suggested slate and although the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) met with progressive precinct committee (PsC) people to encourage them to run for statewide or county offices, there were no surprises on Saturday. (The progressive faction and the business friendly Latino faction are represented on the Executive Committee and on the State Committee, making both groups more diverse in multiple ways.)  

Nearly 150 voting PCs attended the reorganization meeting at Amphi High School; 51 were needed for quorum.

Chair Jeff Rogers– who led the local party with a strong hand through two, often-contentious terms– called the meeting to order and ran it. He started by congratulating the Dem foot soldiers for helping to elect President Barack Obama and a Democratic majority of Congressional seats– Ron Barber, Raul Grijalva, Ann Kirkpatrick, Kyrsten Sinema, and Ed Pastor.

Arizona State Senator Steve Farley nominated Jorgensen (pictured at left), a candidate who he said "has blue blood, in a good way".

In a short speech after his speedy, uncontested election, Jorgensen– dressed in the Dem Party Chair "uniform" of blue jeans, cowboy boots, and a blue blazer– came across as smart, friendly, inclusive, and spot-on with the issues that reflect Democratic values.

"I know that it is wrong to have more laws to regulate a woman's vagina, than assault weapons; more laws that support prisons more than public education; and laws that allow you to be pulled over because of the color of your skin," Jorgensen said, alluding to multiple right-wing bills passed in recent years by the Arizona Legislature.

"We need to work smarter and speak louder," Jorgensen continued. "We are not going to be complacent as we were in 2010. The work starts tomorrow." More about the elections after the jump.

During the nominations, former Pima County Chair and former candidate for State Attorney General Vince Rabago sounded the similar themes.

"A second term for Obama, 5 Congressional seats. We have a lot to be proud of," Rabago, current head of the local Dems Latino Caucus, said. "Republicans have been stomping Latinos down for a long time. When Democrats are silent, we are complicit. We have a lot to be proud of but still lots to do."

The other elected Pima County Democratic Party officers are: 

  • Eva Carillo Dong, first vice chair (a position that she has been holding)
  • Pat Burns, second vice chair.
  • Paul Durham, treasurer (a position that he has been holding)
  • Cecilia Aros Hunter, recording secretary
  • Martin Becal, corresponding secretary (a position that he has held forever).

"Wow. That was fast," Rogers remarked when the speed voting was done, and he turned the meeting over to the new chair.

Jorgensen said he wants more transparency in the local party, particularly in communication. As an example, he said that all Executive Committee minutes will be distributed to all PCs– not just to the Legislative District chairs.

"We are one big group with big ideas"– including support of the local gun buy-back, spearheaded by Councilman Steve Kozachik– Jorgensen concluded. "Going forward, we are taking no groups for granted, as Vince [Rabago] said."

Many local politicians– including Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Councilwomen Karin Uhlich and Regina Romero– as well as Tucsonan Bill Roe, head of the Arizona Democratic Party attended the meeting.


[Rogers addresses PCs and politicians at Amphi High.]

Photo credits: Pamela Powers Hannley