TUSD Governing Bd. race still close for 2nd seat – updated

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On election night November 4, 2014 in the TUSD Governing Board race incumbent Michael Hicks was losing by 435 votes, but as of yesterday November 7 at 5:18 p.m. he is only winning by 351 votes (27,413 to 27,062) over newcomer Jen Darland. Stay tuned as the Pima County Elections Division continues to count provisional ballots into next week.

Incumbent Adelita Grijalva has apparently captured the first seat with 32,441 votes, 19.34% of the votes, so far in this 9 way race for 2 nonpartisan seats.

incumbent  Adelita Grijalva
incumbent Adelita Grijalva

Here’s the website to follow the count: www.pima.gov/elections. Hicks was elected four years ago in a four way race for 2 seats with incumbent Adelita Grijalva, activist Miguel Ortega, and attorney Armand Salese (who has since passed away).  Republican Hicks got 30.87% of the vote then, the most in that 2010 election against the 3 Democrats. I’ll update when there are changes as the week goes by. Stay tuned.

Jen Darland
Jen Darland
incumbent Michael Hicks
incumbent Michael Hicks

11/9/14 Update: Hicks now has 355 votes more than Darland (27,975 to 27,440); Adelita has 32,966 votes, 19.36% Stay tuned for daily updates as the vote counts are released.

11/10/14 Update: Hicks leading by 449votes, 28,259 to 27,810 over Darland. Pima County Elections still tabulating votes tomorrow. Stay tuned.

11/11/04 update: Hicks lead increased to 517 today, 28,686 to 28,169 over Darland.  Not sure how many more provisional votes left to count.

11/13/04 Final votes counted, incumbents prevail: https://blogforarizona.net/final-vote-tally-for-tusd-governing-board-election/

 

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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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