Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce 2016 endorsements for General Election


From Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce website: http://tucsonchamber.org/15122-2/. Vote wisely on or before Nov. 8, 2016.

Arizona House District 2

  • Rep. Chris Ackerley (R), incumbent

Arizona House District 10

  • Todd Clodfelter (R)

Arizona House District 11

  • Rep. Vince Leach (R), incumbent
  • Rep. Mark Finchem (R),incumbent

Arizona House District 14

  • Drew John (R)
  • Mike Holmes (D)

Arizona Senate District 2

  • Shelley Kais (R)

Arizona Senate District 3

  • Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford (D), incumbent

Arizona Senate District 10

  • Sen. David Bradley (D), incumbent

Arizona Senate District 14

  • Sen. Gail Griffin (R), incumbent
 Arizona Corporation Commission (3 seats)
  • Commissioner Andy Tobin (R), incumbent
  • Boyd Dunn (R)
  • Bill Mundell (D)

Pima County Supervisor District 3

  • Supervisor Sharon Bronson (D), incumbent

Pima County Supervisor District 4 (open seat)

  • Steve Christy (R)

Pima County Attorney

  • Barbara LaWall (D), incumbent

Pima County Recorder

  • F. Ann Rodriguez (D), incumbent

Pima County School Superintendent

  • Margaret Burkholder (R)

TUSD School Board (3 seats, nonpartisan)

  • Brett Rustand





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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).


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