Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild’s 2015 State of the City Address


Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, a Democrat, gave this speech today at the annual State of the City luncheon at the JW Marriott Star Pass Resort. The Mayor is up for re-election this November, 2015.

Updated 3/7/15: with correction on page 7 in comments, from the Mayor’s Communications Director.

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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).


  1. Correction from the Mayor’s Communications Director:
    Page 7, 3rd paragraph from the bottom:

    “With social service agencies there to offer support, as well as employers, more than 65 returning citizens were hired.”

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