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Women candidates for Mayor of Tucson (1991 to 2019)

Now that Ward 1 Councilmember Regina Romero (D) announced her bid for Mayor of Tucson, I wondered how many other women have run for this top position. Here’s the stats from the past (not including write-ins):

November 2011 General  – Mary DeCamp (G) who lost to Jonathan Rothschild (D, political newcomer). She got 4.94% of the vote.

November 2003 General  – Kimberly Swanson (L) lost to Mayor Robert Walkup (R). She got 2.67% of the vote.

November 1999  General –  Molly McKasson (Ward 6 Councilmember, D) lost to Robert Walkup (R), political newcomer. She got 39.45% of the vote.

Primary 1999 –   Betsy Bolding (D, got 34.09%),  Ward 2 Councilmember Janet Marcus (D, got 11.96%) , Ward 6 Councilmember Molly McKasson (D, got 44.84%) all ran for Mayor in Dem primary

November 1995 General –  Sharon Collins (R) lost to Mayor George Miller (D). She got 33.92% of the vote.

November 1991  General –  Gay Lynn Goetzke (L) lost to George Miller (D, Ward 3 Councilmember). She got 10.06% of the vote.

Primary 1991  –  Emily Machala (D) also ran in the Dem primary and got 4.34% of the vote, lost to George Miller.

City of Tucson election summary only goes back to 1991: https:/ww/w.tucsonaz.gov/files/clerks/Election_Summary_Report_1991_-_2017_0.pdf

Should Ward 1 Councilmember Regina Romero win the Democratic primary against former LD 9 State Senator Steve Farley, and then the General Election, she will be the first woman Latina Mayor of the City of Tucson.  There may still be other candidates announcing for Mayor, as it is still early in this race.

In the past Ward 2 Councilmember Janet Marcus and Ward 6 Councilmember Molly McKasson ran for Mayor, and both lost.




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Tucson Be Kind mosaic unveiling at Tucson City Council Chambers

“The speakers include Councilman Steve Kozachik and Jeannette Mare, someone from the Jewish History Museum, Black community, Muslim community, Bishop, Richard Elias (District 5 Pima County Supervisor), Sacred Space (contemplative), Mary DeCamp, Chief of Police Chris Magnus, LGBT community.” – per Steve K.  He is a 2 term Councilman representing Ward 6, and is up for re-election in Nov. 2017.

More from Steve’s 8/21/17 newsletter: “Through Jeannette Mare’s Ben’s Bells Project, Tucson is the epicenter of showing that we as a community are built on the ethos of kindness. M&C has demonstrated that through policy, such as adopting the Charter for Compassion.

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2017 State of the City address by Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild delivered his 2017 State of the City address today at the Metro Chamber’s luncheon at the J.W. Marriott Starr Pass resort.  Here’s the link to read it in its entirety —  “Tucson: A Reliable Partner” :

https://www.mayorrothschild.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/State-of-the-City-2017.pdf

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild

In the past I cut & pasted his entire State of the City speech, but this year it’s easier to just send you to his Mayor’s page, www.mayorrothschild.com.

Mayor Rothschild is a Democrat, first elected in 2011, re-elected in 2015. In his first race he defeated Republican contender Rick Grinnell and Green Party candidate Mary DeCamp. He ran unopposed in his 2nd bid.

 

Ward 3 Councilmember Karin Uhlich announces she will not seek re-election

Ward 3 Councilmember Karin Uhlich

Ward 3 Councilmember Karin Uhlich

“Dear Tucsonans,
I’ve been asked quite often lately whether I’ll be running for re-election in 2017. I’ve been truthfully answering “I don’t know yet”, on some days “yes I think so”, and on other days “I’m thinking not”. This week I’ve decided that I will not seek re-election in 2017.
I felt it important to let you know and to allow for any folks who might consider running (including perhaps you!) plenty of time to summon courage and to clear 2017 calendars for campaigning.
I will fulfill my next eighteen months of service with sustained energy and focus. And I will keep you posted on our team’s work in Ward 3, across the community and at the Mayor and Council table.
Then, after twelve years in office, I’ll proudly step aside and support the incoming Council Member as she/he enters this fulfilling and privileged role serving the public. Thanks for your ongoing support and feedback during this final stretch for me and my staff!”
Sincerely,
Karin
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Carolyn’s note: Karin won this Ward 3 seat in 2005 by defeating Republican incumbent Kathleen Dunbar, then won again in 2009 against Republican businessman Ben Buehler-Garcia and Mary DeCamp (Green activist), and again in 2013 against only Ben Buehler- Garcia.  City of Tucson election info: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/clerks/Election_Summary_Report_1991_-_2015_0.pdf.

 

Tucson: It’s Time to Stop Ignoring the Homeless & Help Them (video)

Occupy Tucson

Public Lands protest on the sidewalk in downtown Tucson during Occupy Tucson. (There is a person in that pile.)

For decades, Tucson has waffled between ignoring the homeless living on our streets and under bridges to over-policing them.

When I moved here in 1981, the politically correct term for Tucson’s homeless was “transient”.

The attitude was: They’re not ‘homeless’, and they’re not ‘bums’. They’re just passing through… transient. Ignore them, and they’ll go away.

Transients were seen by the populace and the local government as another inconvenient byproduct of warm winter weather. They’re like snowbirds and college students but without money, but our capitalistic society has no use for people without money.

By labeling the homeless “transients”, Tucson was able to turn a blind eye toward them. Over the years, Tucson tried to make itself more inhospitable by passing laws prohibiting aggressive panhandling and ending street corner sales of newspapers. Really… we just wanted them to go away, so we wouldn’t have to feel guilty about inaction. With the rise of Safe Park homeless encampment downtown, I fear another round of over-policing is coming, since the city is appealing a court order protecting Safe Park as a free speech protest. For the back story and ideas for the future, keep reading.

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